Son Tay Raid Historical Project

Raised: $6,540.00
Goal: $120,000.00

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Nichole Vild

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This project is to save and restore the last remaining barracks used during the planning of the Son Tay Raid. The Son Tay Raid, conducted in 1970, is a significant event in Special Force... more


Updated posted by Nichole Vild 4 months ago

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the Son Tay Raid. I'm honored to have received communications from some of my favorite Raiders (regardless if they persist in calling me Nikki). Here's to hoping we can save the barracks as a symbol of gratitude from current and future Soldiers to those who refused to leave their Brothers without hope.

"Thanks for trying"



Updated posted by Nichole Vild 4 months ago

Thank you, everyone, for your continued support. We've recently changed our strategy slightly to consider relocating the barracks to somewhere off base. This will allow us to renovate the building as we get donations but means we need to find some land to move it to (will be cheaper in the long run though). If anyone has any thoughts on where we can get a small piece of land cheap or donated in the Eglin AFB area, please shoot me an email.


Updated posted by Nichole Vild 5 months ago

All, I apologize for the delay in updates and responses. Due to the government shutdown and the budget crisis, we've hit a snag with government funding support. Because of regulations such as American Disability, etc, the total price of the project will be about $1.2 million to put it on base. We are currently exploring all our options and trying to figure out how to raise over a million dollars. Please know there are a small group of people actively working on this project. Also, if anyone wants to help in the planning,please contact me! Thank you all!

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Created by Nichole Vild on July 2, 2013

This project is to save and restore the last remaining barracks used during the planning of the Son Tay Raid. The Son Tay Raid, conducted in 1970, is a significant event in Special Forces and Joint Military Operations history. The barracks is currently scheduled for demolition under a footprint reduction plan. We want to relocate it to the nearby 7th Special Forces Group area on Eglin Air Force Base and restore it into a heritage center, dedicated to the history of the Son Tay Raid and the Special Forces.

Initially the building relocation will cost between $65 and $115k. This is dependent on variables such as the presence of asbestos, power line movement, etc. The building will then require renovation to bring it up to current construction codes and building the history displays. The follow on work has not yet been estimated as we hope to use internal labor for as much as possible.

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Recent Donations (37)

$6,540 raised by 37 people in 9 months.


Michael Mayo

4 months ago



Ron Adams

5 months ago


Let's not forget what those guys did!



Joe Torre

5 months ago


For Rewine 6



Christopher Blaylock

5 months ago



Kevin Talbot

6 months ago


A great way to say "they were NOT forgotten, and yes we do care!" KRT



Kenneth Crandall III

7 months ago



SGM(r) Ed Britt

7 months ago (Offline Donation)



Michael Cundiff

7 months ago (Offline Donation)



S. Jakovenko

7 months ago (Offline Donation)


I Thank You and 7TH Special Forces Group for the time and Contribution to the Memory of the night of 21 November 1970 when we told The World ! America did not Forget Its POW's and put great Retribution on North Vietnam



Blue Force Gear

7 months ago


We at Blue Force Gear are proud to support this significant effort to preserve such a historical event that honors the community we serve.


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