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The Big Spring Vietnam Memorial is a war memorial located in Big Spring, Texas, United States, honoring American servicemen (especially those local to Big Spring) who gave their lives, became prisoners of war or went missing in action in the Vietnam War.

Dedicated May 27, 1991, the black granite memorial monument measures 9.5 feet (2.9 m) by 6 feet (1.8 m) by 6 feet (1.8 m),a map of Vietnam, and a POW-MIA logo.

The 2-acre (8,100 m2) park surrounding the memorial also contains a UH-1 "Huey" MEDEVAC helicopter, an F-4E Phantom II fighter jet, an AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter, and a M60A Patton tank.

The Gold Star Memorial Chapel built on the site displays pictures of service men from Big Spring and Howard County that were killed in action and missing in action. It also displays pictures of service men killed in action from the surrounding area. Also pictured are men and women that served their country whether they were in a combat zone or not.

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