$6,000 Raised For Monument To Oneonta’s Vietnam Fallen

$6,000 Raised For Monument

To Oneonta’s Vietnam Fallen

Gene Schmidt last fall at the cluster of monuments at the end of Veterans Memorial Walkway in Neahwa Park.  (allotsego.com photo)
Gene Schmidt last fall at the cluster of monuments at the end of Veterans Memorial Walkway in Neahwa Park. (allotsego.com photo)

ONEONTA – The necessary $6,000 has been raised for a monument in memory of the nine Oneonta soldiers killed in the Vietnam War, OHS grad Gene Schmidt of Unadilla announced today.

The plan, announced last fall, is to install and dedicate the monument this Memorial Day among the cluster of monuments at the end of Neahwa Park’s Veterans Memorial Walkway.  It is being constructed by Bainbridge Monuments.

Common Council’s finance committee will review the plans later this month, and Schmidt, a Vietnam era veteran who went to high school with most of the local soldiers killed, said he hopes the full council will give the plans a final go-ahead in February.