History, Library, Military, Specialized
The museum is named in honor of Cpl. Larry Eugene Smedley, who was born on March 4, 1949 in Front Royal Virginia. He attended Howard Junior High School in Union Park, Florida, leaving in 1964.He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on March 18, 1966 in Orlando, Florida. In July 1967, LCpl. Smedley arrived in the Republic of Vietnam.
The mission of the Cpl. Smedley National Vietnam War Museum is to educate the youth and the general public in regard to the sacfifices of all veterans, past and present, in their service to our country. Through our displays and artifacts, many of which are hands on, our staff is able to communicate the experiences of the veteran to the visitors. We also participate in community outreach by taking various displays to schools, parades and parks.