Episode 2669 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about fallen Vietnam Veteran John Wayne Acosta and how he was honored at an Arkansas museum. The featured story comes from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock news section and was titled, UA Little Rock Graduate Tells Untold Story of Arkansas Vietnam Soldier. It was submitted by Angelita Faller.
Isaac Wolter who is a graduating student from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is shining a light on the previously unknown story of a young Arkansas soldier who died fighting for his country during the Vietnam War.
Wolter has put his love of history to good use for years volunteering and working at museums across Arkansas, including the Cabot School’s Museum of American History, Arkansas Air and Military Museum, Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Jacksonville Museum of Military History, and the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.
When he discovered a box of unknown artifacts from a Vietnam War soldier while interning at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History, Wolter became intrigued by the story of John Wayne Acosta. He was taking a Museum Applications course with an assignment to create a museum display, and this seemed to be a perfect fit.
Wolter wrote his master’s thesis, “An Arkansas Boy’s Vietnam War: An Exhibition at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History,” about Acosta. The museum exhibition he created opened in March during the museum’s annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event.
All in the Little Rock area are encouraged visit Wolter’s museum exhibition at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History. The museum is located at 100 Veterans Circle in Jacksonville just off US 167.
It is a wonderful way to remember Vietnam Vet John Wayne Acosta, a tremendous representative of the Great Vietnam Veteran Generation.
Listen to Episode 2669 and discover more about fallen Vietnam Veteran John Wayne Acosta and how he was honored at an Arkansas museum.