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Eric V. Dickson Memorial Project

$2,700 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 23 months
Created July 19, 2017
We are the Eric V. Dickson Memorial Project and were formed on July 4, 2017. It is our intent to raise $75,000 in order to commission a bronze statue of Eric V. Dickson.


Eric is Woodland Park’s hometown hero, he is Woodland Park and Teller County’s only death due to the Vietnam War.  He was killed in action on May 31, 1968 while engaged in a fierce battle with the North Viet Cong.


Eric was a 1967 Woodland Park High School graduate and his death in Vietnam was incredibly hard on all residents of the area. He was very well known and respected by everyone, young and old.


A beautiful memorial fountain was erected in his honor in downtown Woodland Park where everyone could see it.  The Marine Corp sent an Honor Guard up when that fountain was dedicated.


In 1978 vandals struck and destroyed the fountain.  Soon after, what was left fell into disrepair and was finally torn down and replaced by a public toilet.


We are actively seeking donors to help build a lasting bronze memorial for this war hero.

Donations and checks may also  be sent to:

Payable to :
ALA Unit 1980
Eric V. Dickson Memorial Project

American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 1980
P.O Box 5163
Woodland Park, Co 80866

Donations and check may also be sent to:

Payable to:
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 1980

Eric V. Dickson Memorial Project

ENT
920 Paradise Lodge Ln.
Woodland Park, Co 80863
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Thank you very much to everyone that helped us reach our first goal of $55,000.00 for the Memorial (Bronze Statue). It took us approximately 6 months to raise that money. Now, the artist can begin his work creating the statue of Eric.

The fight isn't over quite yet. We are still accepting donations for the base. We are offering Teller County Vietnam Veterans an opportunity to have their names scribed on the base for $100.00 each. Please read below for more information. The base will cost $20,000.00 and we need to raise that in the next few months.

We would greatly appreciate any donations you can give to help us reach our goal and get the Memorial finished and emplaced for Eric, his family and his friends.

Thank you very much,

Eric V. Dickson Memorial Committee

-----CALLING ALL TELLER COUNTY VIETNAM VETERANS-----
The Eric V. Dickson Memorial Project is accepting names to be added to the solid granite hexagon shaped pedestal that will accommodate the life-sized bronze statue of Eric Dickson that will be placed in Woodland Park’s Memorial Park.

This memorial is in honor of Eric Dickson who was Woodland Park and Teller County’s only death in the Vietnam War. Eric was killed in action on May 31, 1968 while serving with B Company, 1st BN, 1st Marines.

The Eric V. Dickson Memorial Committee has struck a deal with the stone mason to add names of Teller County Vietnam Veterans to the pedestal. For a $100 fee, anyone can add a name of a loved one or friend (living or deceased) to this memorial as long as they are a current or former resident of Teller County.

If you know a person who’s name should be on this memorial, you are more than welcome to add it and we’d be honored to have it. You may add as many names as you’d like. As mentioned, the only requirement is that the person served in Vietnam and is a current or former resident of Teller County.

The Eric V. Dickson Memorial will be not only a tribute to Corporal Dickson, but will be Woodland Park’s “Welcome Home” to all of our area service men and women who did tours of duty in Vietnam.

For information on adding names, please Steve Plutt at 719-748-3949.
Eric V. Dicskon Memorial Base
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$2,700 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 23 months
Created July 19, 2017
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