Since the early days of Mansfield, many of our citizens have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. In the near future, we will publish articles here that will be dedicated to those veterans from all conflicts. If you know of a Mansfield veteran who does not appear on these lists, please gather and send their information (photo if available) to the Museum.
Tarrant County, boasting a population of 6,020 in 1860, was a thriving link of settlements consisting of commercial endeavors, schools, churches and even a partially completed courthouse at the county seat of Fort Worth. While sympathies and southern ties ran high, secession was debated back and forth.
World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July, 1914, and lasted until 11 November, 1918.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
The Korean War (25 June, 1950 through 27 July, 1953) was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union.
Following a Japanese occupation in the 1940s, the Vietnamese fought French rule in the First Indochina War, eventually expelling the French in 1954.
Watch a video tribute of veterans from Mansfield who have served in the armed forces during recent era of modern conflicts and peacekeeping (after Vietnam).