I am having a lot of feelings on this post my friends?
I could really use some in-put?
On the one hand, we cannot have too many places, things and remembrances of all of our military, (World’s Military) and their wars?
This war the war that I will always be tie into, is to be remembered?
Also, I have special feelings for our falling ‘Solders, MIA’s and POWs’ however, can a single plane belonging to one person that shot down one enemy plane, placed into this little park, in a private airport, , truly represent the whole of this war effect?
Is this just another pat on the back by this one person?
You be the judge.
Colonel Joe Kittinger Park at Orlando executive Airport on crystal lake drive
hall of fame pilot part of a memorial for Vietnam Veterans
Colonel Joe Kittinger Park 305 S Crystal Lake Drive Orlando, FL United States
Orlando Executive Airport (ORL)
Vietnam Veterans F-4 Memorial at Col. Joe Kittinger Park.
The Board Members of the Kittinger F-4 Park initiative have been working to get an F-4 Phantom installed as a monument at the Kittinger Park at the Orlando Executive Airport. The purpose of this monument is to honor and recognize the Central Florida Veterans that served our country and participated in the Vietnam War from 1961-1973. Over 2.7 million service men and women served in Vietnam with over 37,000 killed in the conflict. 333 servicemen and women from Central Florida lost their lives in the Vietnam War.
Serving as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, he achieved an aerial kill of a North Vietnamese MiG-21 jet fighter and was later shot down himself, spending 11 months as a prisoner of war in a North Vietnamese prison.
The F-4 Phantom was the most significant aircraft that flew in the Vietnam War.
The aircraft provided close air support for the Army and Marines that fought the ground war. The aircraft was used to interdict strategic and tactical targets as directed by higher headquarters.
The F-4 aircraft shot down the most enemy aircraft.
The two fighter aces in the war, USAF and US Navy, flew F-4′s.
There is not a better monument to recognize the War in Vietnam than an F-4 Phantom.
This monument is a way for our community to recognize and say thanks to the servicemen and women from the Central Florida area that served in the Vietnam War and the 333 that made the supreme sacrifice for our country.
“Is the Vietnam War Monument and caring better for all of our war veterans the best Monument”?