<Naval Amphibious Base

Coronado, CA


"We have shared the incommunicable experience of war
We have felt - we still feel - the passion of life to its top
In our youth our hearts were touched with fire"

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Overview of the crowd at the dedication ceremony

Formation of current Special Warfare Command crewmen

VUMM Chairman Ken McGhee, Captain USN (Ret)
Was the Master of Ceremonies for the Dedication
Special Warfare Commander Rear Admiral Joseph Maguire
Presented the main address during the ceremony

The Memorial Wall before the dedication Twenty-one round tribute presented during the ceremony

Gamewarden Monument in front of the Memorial Wall Rememberance plaques for those that we left behind

Old Brown Water Warriors remember
the times long ago and far away
Vietnamese and American Navy allies together
honor the memory of their shipmates

Patrol Boat River (PBR), representing the Gamewardens of Vietnam and Task Force 116;
Patrol Craft Fast (PCF-104) representing the Swift Boat Sailors Association, and Task Force 115;
Command Control Boat (CCB-18) representing the Mobile Riverine Force Association and Task Force 117.

John Branca was remembered as a leading force
behind the
restoration of PCF-104
Joe Ponder announced a $50,000 grant to the VUMM
from the Roy Hoffmann Memorial Fund

Swift Boat PCF-104 restored by the Swift Boat Sailors Association

Patrol Boat River {PBR} restored by the Gamewardens of Vietnam

Command and Control Boat {CCB-18} restored by the Mobile Riverine Force Association

Modern Day Special Warfare Craft on display

View the Vietnam Unit Memorial Dedication Brochure in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format

Information on obtaining access to and visiting the Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument

Click on the logo to visit the Memorial web page

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