Victor “Doc” Westphall had a vision to honor soldiers killed in the Vietnam War.
In 1971, he began to develop a memorial site near Angel Fire.
This was after his son, Lt. David Westphall, died in an ambush at Con Thien in Quang Tri province, South Vietnam, in 1968.
Today, the Peace and Brotherhood Chapel in Angel Fire is a beacon of hope and healing. Westphall’s journey is the subject of the documentary “On This Hallowed Ground: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Born From Tragedy,” by Sarah Kanafani.
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