The 173d Airborne Brigade National Memorial
First conceived in 1987, the 173d Airborne Brigade National Memorial was finally dedicated on 1 June 2010, at Patriot Park adjacent to the National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, GA. The memorial honors more than 1,700 sky Soldiers who died in battle as well as recognizing the Brigade which was instrumental in American military operations in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Names of the 1,643 members of the 173d Airborne who died in Vietnam, are permanently inscribed on the Memorial with the 92 who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sky Soldiers who pay the ultimate sacrifice in future combat operations in which the Brigade is committed will also be so honor.
The 173d Airborne Brigade Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization, continues fund-raising to provide for the perpetual maintenance of the memorial. To make a contribution or to find out more about the Memorial, visit the 173d Airborne Brigade National Memorial web site at www.173dairbornememorial.org.