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adds Sponsor, Board of Visitors Member
National Vietnam War Museum is pleased to announce that the Fort Worth
Chapter, Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) has become the latest sponsor
for The National Vietnam War Museum. The MOWW joins with the American
Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Texas State Council
and Louisiana State Council, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association,
DFW Vietnamese Air Force Association, Americal Division (23rd Infantry
Div) Veterans Association, and many others who support the museum as
sponsor relationship is based on the common desire to document, accurately
and objectively, the events of the Vietnam era and the experiences of
those who were affected by its many significant events. Sponsoring organizations
share the vision and goals of the museum and help publicize our efforts
to their membership. Sponsoring organizations are also encouraged to
nominate a member to the Museums Board of Visitors.
Board of Visitors is a group that provides advice to the Board of Directors
and consists of influential persons from various walks of life. Members
include Congressman Sam Johnson, who represents Texas Third Congressional
District; Mr. Adrian Cronauer, a prominent Washington attorney and former
USAF disk jockey of Good Morning Vietnam fame; Mr. Magne Hagen, who
recently retired as the long-time personal Secretary to the King of
Norway; and Mr. Jim Young, a Korean War veteran and immediate Past President
of the American Legion, Department of Texas.
latest member to join this august group is Brigadier General Nathan
C. Vail (USA Ret.), who was nominated by the MOWW to serve on the Board
of Visitors. General Vail enlisted in the Army in June 1953, and in
his 31-year career, rose from the rank of private to Brigadier General.
General Vail graduated from Officer Candidate School in January 1955,
and went on to serve in various assignments both in the United States
and overseas. His overseas assignments included two tours in Vietnam,
including command of the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 25th Infantry
Division. General Vail served on joint staffs in both Japan and Hawaii,
and three tours with the Army Staff at the Pentagon.
awards and decorations include the Combat Infantrymans Badge,
Silver Star, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with V device,
and Senior Parachutist Wings, to name but a few.
retirement from the Army, General Vail joined the Sinai peacekeeping
force as Chief of the Management Staff, responsible for the logistics
interface between the Multi-National Force and agencies of Egypt and
Israel. Afterward, General Vail worked with both General Dynamics Services
Company and Lockheed Support Services, Inc., in senior management positions.
He subsequently founded and operates Compass Enterprises, a management
and organization development firm that focuses primarily on small business
Vail holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Omaha, and a Masters
degree from Auburn University. He and his wife Mary reside in Fort Worth,
and their oldest son is currently serving as a Colonel in the Army.
National Vietnam War Museum welcomes General Vail to the Board of Visitors
and is looking forward to a long and mutually supportive relationship.
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