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Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument

Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA 92118
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Coronado
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: A memorial wall and three "brown water" Navy boats honor the Navy and Coast Guard personnel who who...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: A memorial wall and three "brown water" Navy boats honor the Navy and Coast Guard personnel who who died while supporting naval operations in Vietnam during the period 1960-1975. The memorial monument is located on the Naval Amphibious Base on Coronado California. If you plan to visit the monument, be sure to view the the website (www.vummf.org) for directions and instructions for getting an escort onto the base required due to security regulations.

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Colfax, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

.....the Navy's role during the Viet Nam War. These units are represented the three boats on static display. There is a separate obelisk dedicated to the men lost in Task Force 116 (River Patrol Force). It is a duplicate of the first one dedicated in Norfolk, VA in 1980 by the Gamewardens of Viet Nam Association. This one was originally... More 

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Long Island
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

In order to visit this memorial you need to contact the base and be escorted on to the property. One of the Veterans who helped create this memorial met us at the gate. He was extremely informative and talked about his experiences. My husband is a Vietnam Vet and we were both really moved by our visit. This is definitely... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I was stunned at how well this was done and only wish non-military could see this (if this is on the Amphib Base). Well done, all by volunteers.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I visited this memorial with two former US Navy officers who were both Vietnam veterans. It's small and simple but you would be odd if you weren't moved by the experience.

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East Bay, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The Memorial has been put together with care and is very nicely maintained. It is comforting to know that these individuals will never be forgotten.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

You are in a highly dense military area. No reason to miss this while you are in the area. This is part of our military history.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Very sobering and solemn... Awesome experience to stand at the memorial and remember my Brothers in Arms....

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2010

A memorial wall surrounded by three brown water navy boats honors those who served and died in Vietnam. Individual names on the wall's steel plaques pay tribute to the fallen. Note, this memorial and monument are located on the Coronado Naval Amphibious base. Non-military guests must make arrangements in advance to have an escort on the base.

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