The Three Soldiers, Washington DC

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The Three Soldiers is a bronze statue on the Washington, DC National Mall commemorating the Vietnam War. It was created and designed to complement the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, by adding a more traditional component to the Memorial.Sculpture design, symbolism and combat equipmentThis well-known sculpture by Frederick Hart portrays three young uniformed American soldiers. While the military attire is meant to be symbolic and general in nature, the combat equipment displayed represents the figures as serving in either the U.S. Army or U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.Middle figureOf the three men, the lead figure represents a U.S. Marine, as he wears a Type M-1955 body-armor vest, which was worn exclusively by Marines in Vietnam. He is armed only with a Colt M1911A1.45 caliber automatic pistol, which is carried in a Government Issue M-1916 leather pistol holster, positioned on the right hip. The M-1916 holster is attached to an M-1956 GI pistol belt, and a small GI.45 pistol magazine pouch is carried on the belt's left front. The Marine wears a body-armor vest, along with Tropical Combat trousers and boots; he wears no headgear. Like his comrades, he carries a pair of plastic GI 1-quart canteens, carried in two M-1956 canteen covers that are attached to his pistol belt, and situated at the rear center hip.
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  • Statue of obviously three soldiers who stands at the memorial in honor of the soldiers who died in Vietnam. Like everything else on the National Mall, very well taken care and well done.
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  • This is just outside the entrance to the Vietnam wall memorial. It is of 3 soldiers. The statue has a lot of detail. There is nothing else to see at this memorial. The statues are well done.  more »
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  • One should always remember the cost of war.
  • Thanks for their Service goes to all Vietnam Veterans, Peace Be With You All, In Life & In Death!
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