Three years after his son was killed in 1968, Victor Westphall built one of the country's first memorials to Vietnam veterans, doing much of the labor himself.

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    Victor Westphall was using a backhoe to dig a trench for a water line at his new golf course in Angel Fire when the two Marines came to tell him that his son had been killed in Vietnam. For a second, he thought they might be wrong. His son, also named ...
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