Moblie Vietnam Memorial in Hawarden

August 13, 2015

A MOBILE REPLICA OF THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C., IS HEADED TO SIOUX COUNTY.

THE MOVING WALL WILL BE PLACED NEAR THE HAWARDEN PAVILION THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON AND WILL REMAIN THERE THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. A WELCOMING CEREMONY IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY. U.S. ARMY SPEC. 4 STEVEN WAYNE HENDRICKS IS ONE OF TWO HAWARDEN NATIVES WHO WERE KILLED IN VIETNAM.

HENDRICKS DIED IN MAY 1971 AFTER A LAND MINE DETONATED BENEATH HIS ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER. HE WAS 20 YEARS OLD.

HIS 84-YEAR-OLD MOTHER SAID SHE PLANS TO ATTEND THE WELCOMING CEREMONY. SHE HAS OFFERED HER SON’S U.S. ARMY UNIFORM, PLUS PHOTOS AND POSSESSIONS OF HIS FOR DISPLAY AT THE MOVING WALL.