DHL Ships Newly Unveiled Vietnam War Commemorative Battle Maps to Hawaii

  DHL Ships Newly Unveiled Vietnam War Commemorative Battle Maps to Hawaii

  *Battle maps honor America’s Vietnam veterans and their families
  *DHL’s U.S. Domestic product was used to successfully ship the maps from
    Chicago to Honolulu

Business Wire

MIAMI -- December 17, 2012

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche
Post DHL, participated in making commemorative Vietnam War maps a possibility
at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. Through
their Domestic Freight Services division, DHL Global Forwarding shipped the 12
concrete panels that hold the colored glass mosaic battle maps from Chicago,
IL to Honolulu, HI.

From left to right: American Battle Monuments Commission Deputy Secretary Ray
Wollman, the Secretary ...

From left to right: American Battle Monuments Commission Deputy Secretary Ray
Wollman, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and the American Battle
Monuments Commission Secretary Max Cleland (Official American Battle Monuments
Commission photograph).

“For DHL Global Forwarding, this is a rare opportunity to assist in such an
eye-opening, important shipment honoring and illustrating the battles fought
by those who served during the Vietnam War,” said Kevin Bock, vice president
of U.S. Domestic Freight for DHL Global Forwarding. “This domestic move also
demonstrates no shipment is too big or complex for us to handle.”

The battle maps, which measure 3 feet in height and 5 feet in width, and are
400 pounds each, were installed by the engineering firm, The Armbruster
Company from Chicago. The battle maps are housed in a pavilion flanking the
cemetery’s iconic Lady Columbia statue and are added to the existing World War
II and Korean War battle maps and galleries with the names of those missing in
action from all three wars. The Vietnam maps were unveiled at a special
ceremony on Veterans Day November 11, 2012. The first map depicts the Vietnam,
Laos and Cambodia region. The other map depicts locations in South Vietnam and
where many major battles and occupations took place.

The project was commissioned by the American Battle Monuments Commission and
it is the first federal memorial to the Vietnam War fully funded by the U.S.
government.

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Jennifer Pakradooni, +1-786-264-3684
jennifer.pakradooni@dhl.com
 
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