A new memorial dedicated to 400 men and women of Utah that died in combat during the Vietnam War will be erected in September in Washington City. Southern Utah Chapter 961 will lead the ceremony.
In addition to the 400 names already inscribed, the six feet tall and twelve feet wide monument will be able to hold an additional 1, 000 more names, including the names of survivors from Utah.
Judith Cooley was inspired to have a memorial in southern Utah after her husband died of Agent Orange exposure. She was looking for closure and feels that the monument is a way of making up for the treatment veterans received upon returning home.