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Vietnam War Memorial  
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Beverly Regional Airport War Memorial

The Beverly Airport Commission built and dedicated a Vietnam War Memorial on June 21, 1997 to honor the nine young men from Beverly who died during the Vietnam War. The Memorial was rededicated August 4, 2001 by:

• Mayor William F. Scanlon                   • Beverly Veterans Council
• Beverly Airport Commission              • Beverly Vietnam Veterans
• VFW Post 545

The Memorial consists of a Vietnam War era US Army HUEY UH1-D Helicopter on a pedestal over a large black granite monument with the names, rank, and military branch carved into the stone. We are proud to honor the sacrifice, dedication, and heroism of these nine young men who served our country.

God bless the following men:

1) lst Lieutenant Stephen H. Doane - US Army
2) Sergeant Frank J. Gallant - US Marines
3) Corporal Richard J. Hellard, Jr. - US Army
4) 1st Lieutenant Brian A. Hubis - US Army
5) Captain James H. Shotwell  -US Army
6) Sergeant Alfred J. Small - US Army
7) 1st Lieutenant Roger H. Strout - US Air Force
8) Ensign 2 <96> George R. Weaver, Jr. - US Navy
9) Corporal Donald A Contarino - US Army

We thank the following people who designed and built the Memorial:

• Alstom Power, Inc.                           • General Aviation Services
• Kelleher Construction                      • Tom Sherwood
• Trimount Concrete
• Helicopter donated by Rhode Island National Guard Army Aviation
• Pictures by Michael Kenny

You can visit the memorial at Beverly Regional Airport / East Side 24/7.

Sergeant Alfred J. Small was my best friend.

Paul A. Vitale, Former Chairman - Beverly Airport Commission

 

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