The museum has a three-fold mission:

First, to organize, foster and perpetuate awareness, information and education

First, to organize, foster and perpetuate awareness, information and education

on the role the military played, the conditions that prevailed and the impact of the Vietnam War and subsequent wars on both the military member and society in general.

Second, to provide assistance and support

Second, to provide assistance and support

to all Veterans during their readjustment to civilian life.

Third, to honor the men, women, and their families

Third, to honor the men, women, and their families

who served and continue to serve this country in times of war and in peace.

Let’s provide assistance and support to all
Veterans during their readjustment to civilian life.

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Corporal Larry Eugene Smedley

Corporal Larry Eugene Smedley (March 4, 1949 – December 21, 1967) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the United States' highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in December 1967 in Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam. The Corporal Larry E. Smedley National Vietnam War Museum in Florida is named for him.

Larry Eugene Smedley was born on March 4, 1949 in Front Royal, Virginia. He attended elementary schools in Berryville, Virginia; Augusta, Georgia; Union Park, Florida; and Howard Junior High School in Union Park, leaving the latter in 1964.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on March 18, 1966, at Orlando, Florida, then reported to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, and underwent recruit training with the 1st Recruit Training Battalion. In July 1966, he completed individual combat training with the 2nd Infantry Training Battalion, 1st Infantry Training Regiment, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Upon completion of recruit training, Pvt Smedley served as a rifleman and fire team leader with Companies D and C, respectively, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune. He was promoted to private first class on September 1, 1966 and to Lance Corporal on January 1, 1967.

In July 1967, LCpl Smedley arrived in the Republic of Vietnam. He was assigned duty as a rifleman and squad radio man with Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, and was promoted to Corporal on September 1, 1967. While on patrol in Quang Nam Province on December 21, 1967 he was mortally wounded in the action for which he earned the Medal of Honor.

Larry Smedley was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.[1] His grave can be found in section 31, lot 6486

Thank you for your service dear veterans

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Operating Hours

Saturday & Sunday
12pm – 5pm

Address
3400 N. Tanner Rd
Orlando, FL 32826