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Vietnam traveling memorial on display at JBSA-Lackland

Posted 2/3/2012 Updated 2/3/2012 -- 2/3/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Wall That Heals, a traveling exhibit featuring a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., arrived here Tuesday.

On display adjacent to the U.S. Air Force Security Forces Museum, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall was on display until Thursday.

Its arrival here coincided with the installation's commemoration of the 44th anniversary of the Tet Offensive and the unveiling of a Southeast Asia exhibit.

The new exhibit honors the contributions of those Security Police veterans who participated in the Viet Cong's offensive against U.S. forces.

Security forces were able to prevent the Viet Cong from over-running Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Bien Hoa AB and Military Assistance Command in Vietnam headquarters during the assault.