Bronze The Utah Vietnam Veterans Memorial located at the State Capitol Building, SLC, Utah.
A soldier of 19 going on 39 returns from a night patrol and fire fight. His nerves, like his ammunition, are spent. He carries the burden of an extra rifle that belongs to a fallen buddy; a burden that is insignificant to the extra baggage of unexpressed feelings that he will most likely carry for life. Feelings are mirrored in his face and his eyes through what has been termed the "thousand yard stare."
His painful memories are dimmed by time...but not forgotten. His service to his country has been ignored...but not forgotten. Gone are his fellow veterans who are missing or dead...but not forgotten.