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Camp Ripley’s Minnesota Military Museum Hosts Traveling Vietnam Exhibit

Photo by 9th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office, Vietnam via Minnesota Military Museum

The Minnesota Military Museum will host a special Vietnam traveling exhibit for one day only, Monday August 4 from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Mobile Riverine Force Association. The mobile museum and memorial is dedicated to the soldiers of the 9th Inf. Division and sailors of Navy Task Force 117 as well as all Navy & Coast Guard Units in the Mekong Delta and other areas of Vietnam from 1966-70.

In addition, the museum will be hosting a used book sale and local author Wendell Affield will be on hand to sign copies of his book “Muddy Jungle Rivers”. Affield was a Navy cox’n on an ATC, (Armor Troop Carrier) river boat in 1968-69 in Vietnam. He served near the North Vietnam border on the Cua Viet River and in the Mekong Delta south of Saigon. His book provides the insightful journey of a young Minnesotan who is sent to Vietnam and arrives at the height of the Tet Offensive.

Doug Bekke, Museum Curator said in a press release;

“We look forward to a good turnout of Vietnam Veterans and people interested in honoring those who served on these river boats.”

The Minnesota Military Museum is open 7 days a week 10:00 to 5:00 and located on the Camp Ripley Military reservation.

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