Chapter 1 Seeks New Home for Sculpture

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1 in Rutland, Vt., is seeking a new home for a marble bust of a soldier. The bust is a piece of a sculpture started in the 1980s by Vietnam veteran John Reno, that wasn’t finished for nearly a decade following his death in 1982.

The full-length sculpture was installed in Rutland in 2000, having been completed by sculptor Don Ramey. The piece of marble it was built from, however, was flawed, and the entire memorial was replaced with new sculpture by Ramey in 2017.

“We’re hoping somebody will step up and take it and display it in a public place so people can see it,” chapter President Andy Megrath told WPTZ-TV. “I’d be proud [for it to be] displayed somewhere, rather than stuffed in a corner.”

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