“HOPE”, the centerpiece of the Monument, is a concave bullet-shaped cast bronze sculpture designed by local artist and Vietnam combat veteran, Gideon Carl Turner III.
Depicting a dramatic action moment during the war, cutout silhouettes feature an inbound Medivac helicopter and two soldiers running under fire while carrying a stretcher with a wounded comrade.
The sculpture is pierced by three bullet holes and encircled by a bas relief of a rice paddy. When completed, it will stand 8’ tall.
The California Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the design of the Monument and the Northern California Veterans Cemetery has designated a site for its placement near the entrance to the cemetery grounds.
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