World War II Monument
Located on the Museum's grounds is the State of Maine Monument to World War II. It is an exact bronze casting of the Museum's WWII Willys Jeep. The Jeep's driver is the sculptured likeness of Charlie Flanagan killed in WWII and Galen's Cole's best boyhood friend. The monument was constructed and dedicated as the Maine State World War II Memorial by Gov. Angus King on October 11, 1997.
Purple Heart Memorial
The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy. It is specifically a combat decoration. the Military Order of the Purple Heart Memorial was dedicated on the lawn of the Cole Land Transportation Museum by Governor John Baldacci on August 7, 2003.
Vietnam Memorial: 3 Person Bronze Statue
Galen Cole with the help of his son, Gary Cole, found Maine residents Glen and Diane Hines who were commissioned to create this 3 person sculpture of a wounded soldier being assisted by another soldier and a nurse. The soldier on the left was modeled in the image of Eric Wardwell who was killed in action. It was dedicated May 31, 2004.
Vietnam Memorial: Huey Helicopter UH-1D
This Huey Helicopter was found at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida and served in Vietnam during the war. At one time is suffered a crash landing but was recovered and placed back into service. It was placed on September 12, 2003.
Vietnam Memorial: M-60 Tank
This tank was a dream of Galen Cole which became a reality. This Vietnam Era tank was erected with the help of the Maine Army National Guard who helped mount it in 1999.
Vietnam Memorial: Black Granite Monument
This black granite monument lists all 339 Maine KIA-MIA who fought in the Vietnam War. It was dedicated May 31, 2004.
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