2022 · My Travel Journal · USA · Washington D.C.

The Three Soldiers

The Three Soldiers are a part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Three Soldiers (also known as The Three Servicemen) is a bronze statue by Frederick Hart. Unveiled on Veterans Day, November 11, 1984, on the National Mall, it is part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial commemorating the Vietnam War. It was the first representation of an African American on the National Mall.

To portray the major ethnic groups that were represented in the ranks of U.S. combat personnel that served in Vietnam, the statue’s three men are purposely identifiable as European American (center), African American (right), and Latino American (left). These three figures were based on seven actual young men, of which two (the Caucasian-American and the African-American) were active-duty Marines when the sculpture was commissioned. The Caucasian figure was modeled after James E. Connell III, then a Corporal in the Marines; the African-American figure was modeled after three men, Marine Corporal Terrance Green, Rodney Sherrill, and Scotty Dillingham; the Hispanic figure was modeled after Guillermo (Willie) Smith De Perez DeLeon and Rene Farkas.


Thank you to all the Veterans, who have served and to all the Military Members, who still do serve this great country!

Happy Veterans Day!

2022 · Beautiful Colors of Autumn · Connecticut · My Travel Journal · USA

A Morning Walk At Veteran’s Memorial Park In Watertown, Connecticut (1)


Kevin and I waited until sunrise before we drove to Veteran’s Memorial Park for a nice walk on this crisp morning. We both warmed up quickly once we walked our first round. Since it was so nice, we decided to go for another round. While Kevin and I were at the park, we saw all these beautiful October Autumn colors. An Eastern Gray Squirrel munched on an acorn and built a bed after breakfast. Our critters prepare for the cold weather.