Arlington National Cemetery
Montagnards, a people indigenous to the Central Highlands of Vietnam, were special allies to U.S. troops during the Vietnam War, serving as interpreters, scouts, and soldiers. The monument was placed in Arlington National Cemetery in 2015 to honor "The Forgotten Army", consisting of Montagnard allies, Khmer Krom, Cham, and other minority groups living in the Central Highlands. Because of the major contributions by the Montagnards during the Vietnam War, many American servicemen pushed to help resettle thousands of Montagnards in the U.S. to help them escape persecution from the Vietnamese government.
The Soldierstone memorial is a 10-foot granite memorial that sits atop a mountain range in Saguache, Colorado. It was planned and created by a Vietnam war veteran, Stuart Allen Beckley. The memorial was made to honor the civilians and soldiers of those from nations who secretly aided the United States during the Vietnam war -- including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and France. Beckley's wish was to keep this memorial in a peaceful, remote area, where the memorial would have a quiet existence and travelers would just happen to stumble upon it.
Honoring the men and women who served in the controversial Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial chronologically lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country.