Breckenridge Memorial

1st Squadron / First Cavalry - First Regiment of Dragoons
Breckenridge Memorial Park

The City of Breckenridge, Minnesota dedicated their Veterans Memorial Park in November 2012. The park dedication included the unveiling of one of D-Troops Cobra gunships that was used during the Vietnam War. Several of our D-Troop members attended the dedication and some spoke about the Cobra and the men who flew her. The Cobra displays the names of two of our fallen pilots who actually flew Cobra 67-15650. The names of Alvie J. Ledford and William C. Pierson III appear on the side of the aircraft to honor their sacrafice.

Nick Lappos and Mel Walker, who both flew the parks Cobra gunship during the Vietnam War and were part of D-Troop, spoke briefly to the crowd assembled around the newly-erected flag poles.

The City of Breckenridge, MN
Dedicating a Cobra helicopter (67-15650)
flown by D-Troop pilots in their new Veterans Memorial Park.

The dedication was held November 12, 2012
Veterans Memorial Park
526 N 6th St
Breckenridge, MN 56520
(218) 643-1282

You can purchase a brick for the Memorial Walk or donate to the construction of the Veterans Memorial Park.