|4000 SW Canyon Road ; Washington Park / Hoyt Arboretum|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
¶ The Oregon Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial is dedicated to the memory of the sacrifices made by the 57,000 Oregonians who served and the 803 who died fulfilling their duty to their country.
Each year over 25,000 people visit the memorial. They come to pay their respects, honor the dead and try to reconcile their feelings over one of the most controversial and devisive chapters in American history.
¶ The memorial is maintained by volunteers and funded through generous tax-deducttable contributions:
Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial Fund
1750 SW Skyline Blvd., #15
Portland, OR 97221
¶ The FindAGrave Memorials enrolled here are a Cenotaph Listing¹ of Oregon Veterans killed in action (KIA), or missing in action (MIA), during the Vietnam War; as depicted at the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial, located in Portland, Oregon, at Hoyt Arboreum; Washington Park.
The cenotaph is divided into six alcoves:
* Alcove 1: 1959 - 1965
* Alcove 2: 1966 - 1967
* Alcove 3: 1968 - 1969
* Alcove 4: 1970 - 1971
* Alcove 5: 1972 - 1976
* Alcove 6: MIA
(Missing In Action; as of November 11, 1987)
To locate the name of one of Oregon's honored fallen:
The "plot" location code is as follows :
"A" = Alcove
"P" = Panel (numbered left to right)
"L" = Line (numbered top to bottom)
Example: A-4 P-15 L-1 is =
Alcove #4 (1970-1971);
Panel #15 (fifteenth panel counting left to right);
Line #1 (top line) = "Larry G Dahl"
(Congressional Medal of Honor recipient).
¹Cenotaph: A tomb or memorial erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are buried elsewhere.
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