RICHARDSON--Visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is emotional for any vet--or anyone who lost a friend or loved one in the war.
Now you don't have to go all the way to Washington D.C. for that experience. A replica of *the wall* arrived in North Texas Wednesday,
complete with a police escort and the Patriot Guard Riders.
Vietnam vet Bob Dobek's mission now is to transport the wall from town to town.
This is the 132nd site, as a matter of fact, that the wife and I have taken it out on," Dobek said.
"Vietnam certainly was one of the most divisive events in the history of our country in the last century," said Jim Knotts, CEO of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. "So this traveling exhibit is an effort to take that healing and that educational experience to communities around the country."
The Wall That Heals is on display at UT Dallas through Sunday.
They can expect to see a half-sized replica of the wall and all details should look exactly the same," said Angus McColl of UT Dallas.
And they'll find Bob Dobek, helping visitors find the names of friends and loved ones on the wall.
'I'll do it just as long as I can," Dobek said.