Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Memorial
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Last updated February 3, 2021
In a recent Email conversation, a military buddy commented that "I just feel the Combat Airlifters never got the recognition they
deserve." My friend is 100% correct, which is why the Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Association is changing that. In October 2014, the Association voted to place a memorial to Troop Carrier and Tactical Airlift at the US Air Force Museum in conjunction with a members meeting in October 2018. The above design was developed by Dodd Memorial, a well-known memorial company in Ohio, and was approved by the membership at the 2016 meeting in Little Rock. Although the graphic on the front is of a C-130B on a LAPSE drop at Khe Sanh, the memorial is representative of ALL troop carrier and tactical airlift operations from World War II through the Vietnam War and continuing to the present day. The memorial will stand 84 inches high and will be 48 inches wide. It will be made of gray granite with a black granite base with Norwegian Blue granite inlays. It