The National Vietnam War Museum

The Vietnam Experience - Rembering, Honoring, Understandin

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Physical address: 12685 Mineral Wells Hwy, Weatherford, Texas
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1779, Weatherford, TX 76086
Shipping address: 2350 Old Agnes Rd, Weatherford, TX 76088

This theme will explore the reasons for U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War from a global perspective. Following World War II, the U.S. found itself facing off against its former ally, the Soviet Union, in Europe. This provoked an arms and technology race between the two superpowers.

Additionally, the communists under Mao Tse-tung overthrew the Nationalist government in China. In this atmosphere of tension, French Indochina and the rest of Southeast Asia appeared to be falling under the spell of local communist nationalists like Ho Chi Minh.

The U.S. feared a "domino effect," suspecting that if one country in Southeast Asia fell to communism the others would surely follow. With the Soviet Union supporting the Vietnamese Communists, the Vietnam War served as a proxy war between the superpowers - a means to test weapons, readiness, and resolve - without risking nuclear war.

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Upcoming Events

28 May
Annual Update of the Memorial Wall
Date 05-28-2022 10:00 am
25 Jun

Come celebrate with us!  Tour our new building.  Learn about our future plans!  Meet all the people that helped make this all happen!
Opening Ceremony with Keynote Speaker Troy Evans, a Vietnam Veteran with the 25th Infantry Division who is also well known for acting roles in Bosch, ER and many more!!