"The Wall That Heals" at West Point

Elliott Fishburne


Elliott "Gus" Fishburne, USMA '62, was instrumental in bringing "The Wall That Heals," a traveling 250-foot long replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to West Point as part of the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War. Situated on Trophy Point, the display will be open daily 0900-1900 October 22-24, and 0900-1430 on October 25, 2015, with an opening ceremony at 0840 on Thursday, October 22. For additional details on "The Wall That Heals," please see http://www.vvmf.org/twth. In this brief interview, Gus Fishburne discusses the exhibit's historical importance and emotional impact, as well as the Vietnam War's continuing military, cultural, and political relevance. Also, please watch his full-length interview located in our Vietnam War Archive, made possible by the USMA Class of ’65.


conflicts Vietnam War
topics West Point History USMA 1962
interviewer David Siry
date 20 October 2015


name Elliott Fishburne
institution USMA
graduation year 1962
service Army