The Vinh Long Memorial Chapel was inspired by the men and officers of the 175th Aviation Company and the 114th Aviation Company. It was financed by the free offerings of Protestant and Catholic military congregations in the IV Corps.
Chaplain (Capt) Alfred Brough, Protestant, and Chaplain (Capt) Joseph Nosser, Catholic, were responsible for the conception, planning and supervision of the building and appoints. The chapel attracted wide attention through the interest and efforts of its congregation. As the result of a letter written by CWO Curtis Goodwin, the Canterbury Methodist Church of Montgomery, Alabama donated a bell for the tower. Another request by PFC Dennis D. Dugan led St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Drockton, Washington to contribute the Memorial Plaque which contains the names of twenty-four men who gave their lives while flying combat missions in the Republic of Vietnam.