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“This museum is not to be missed - a true "labor of love" by the owner”
Review of Forgotten Warriors

Forgotten Warriors
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Rio Grande
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is a unique museum started by a dedicated Viet Nam veteran and it contains an outdoor area with a variety of military vehicles including a Navy river patrol boat and an inside area with a tremendous variety of donated items from the Viet Nam and Korean war conflicts. The inside displays provide an intimate glimpse into the daily life of members of all branches of the service that were “in country”. For Viet Nam veterans it will be a reminder of some of the worst days and some of the best days of our lives. For others that were not veterans it helps to provide insight into the misunderstood time in our history that was the Viet Nam era.

The museum is located a short walk across the street from the Naval Air Station – Wildwood Museum. There is no admission charge, donations from visitors are appreciated. This museum is definitely a “labor of love” and is not to be missed. Be sure to check their website for days and hours of operation.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

This museum is located next to the Aviation Museum and both are certainly worth the visit. As a former active Marine, I truly appreciated seeing all of the donated memorabilia from all branches of the service who participated in the Vietnam War. I got to see some items that I had actually used in the field decades ago. This is a special place, especially if you have ever served your country.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

The FW.V.M. is just a short walk from the NAS Wildwood Museum. The complete collection is made of items/exhibits donated by veterans of both the Korean & Vietnam wars. Outside is a collection of weapons and vehicles. These include:
An 8 inch howiter.
A home made six barrel rocket launcher armored vehicle.
Vietnam river rat partol boat.
10 wheel cargo truck & trailer.
Trailer with a diesel generator.
A 10-12 foot high outpost watch tower.

Nearby is memorial in stone to all soldiers fallen in battle from Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Ocean City Tuckahoe, Villa, Mayville & Lower Township.

Inside the small museum are a very large number of glass cases. These cases contain photos, lettles, ,weapons, models of aircraft, shipss & armored vehicles, medals, booby traps. On one wall is completely covered with shirts & jackets. The cases are quite detailed.

A visit can be very emotional to any military person, with visit probably lasting 30-40 minutes, if they take the time to view the entire museum. No admission, however donations are appreciated. I was the only visitor at the time. The owner, a Vietnam veteran, will accept any item from Korea & Vietnam.I sent four books that were in the Vietnam era for the museum's future library.

If a visitor checks out the NAS Museum, leave your vehicle in the NAS parking lot, which I did, & walk just 100 yards to the Forgotten Warriors. Probably any veteran from either war will enjoy a visit. I recommand a visit, veteran or not.

Jack L., Syacuse, Nre York.

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Lots to see. I was impressed with the fact that much of what you see has been donated by people who were there. It is a very personal experience to these are all real people, not abstractions. The displays also include tribute to those who served ion Koea, during and after the conflict there.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We came across this museum on our way to the Aviation Museum. There was a balance of photos, and personal histories, along with re-creations and actual military equipment, and artifacts brought or sent home from the war. Outside, on the grounds they had military equipment from Viet Nam. There were Veterans on site to answer questions and share their stories. Our 14 year old son was as captivated as we were.The men and women who put this place together were there and want their brothers and sisters to be remembered. There is no greater honor than that. What an impressive place!

Thank Caroline D
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