The location of the site of The CPL. Larry E. Smedley National War Museum, known as The Bunker is 3400 N Tanner Rd, Orlando FL, located in Orange County. The building is 18 years old, established in 2000. The museum displays models, artifacts, vehicles, planes, and structures that were used during the Vietnam War. In the center of the space the museum building displays more historic pieces. There are paintings hung up on the wall, newspaper articles, medals and more models and artifacts from the war that are much smaller so they are kept inside.
The Larry E. Smedley Vietnam war museum is located at 3400
N. Tanner Rd
Orlando, FL 32826. It is a Vietnam war museum dedicated to Mr. Smedley for
receiving the medal of honor and for his amazing acts within the Quang Nam
Province, Republic of Vietnam according to originalbunker.org. The reason for
this museum was also to tell about the tragic war that went on within southeast
Asia and to not let people forget the valiant sacrifices that were made against
the war on terror.
The Museum was established in the early 2000s and is
operated by the Vietnam and All Veterans of Central Florida, Inc while also
being supported by a non-profit organization founded in 1982 dedicated to also
helping all service men and women of all kinds of branches within the military.
The significance of this museum is to make sure that the events of the Vietnam
war don’t go forgotten to recognize what soldiers did to protect people against
terror and recreate events and what it was like within this war to show what
soldiers had to go through. It also serves to make sure people who pass in and
out of the museum will have a better understanding of past and present military
conflicts according to museumsusa.org.
Within the time period before the Vietnam war broke out
America and the Soviet Union were in a Cold War with each other as the United States opposed Soviet spread of communism. Out of fear
that many places would fall under communism, America announced that they would come to aid any country threatened by communism and Vietnam was one such country. Many presidents during this
time saw it fit to help such countries such as Kennedy, Lyndon
B. Johnson, and Nixon. Though not everyone was for the war efforts. A movement
to protest the Vietnam war was put in place to oppose it. People would burn
draft cards. Though the movement would turn a bit violent when the leaders
started to state that if they didn’t withdraw the soldiers from the war they
would need troops to stop a revolution from going on in the home front of
America. About 503,926 soldiers deserted the war effort, questioning its purpose. Opposition to the draft appeared among college students and the hippie movement. Most college students were not actually drafted because they could avoid it by obtaining a