Vietnam Memorial, WM Park, Parris Island, SC, USA
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N 32° 20.966 W 080° 40.538
17S E 530521 N 3579215
Quick Description: The Fellowship Of Valor Monument, to those of Vietnam, and especially Parris Island recruit Platoon 2027, all of whom served yet none were lost.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2008 10:04:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM4CAE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member waypointazoid
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Long Description:

County of Memorial: Beaufort County.
Location of Memorial: Blvd. de France, WM Park, Parris Island.

Memorial Text:

A tribute to those having earned
the title of Unite States Marine
on the grounds of Parris Island and
who proved their mettle in the
battlefields of Vietnam.


Dedicated on this date, June 30, 2006, by the members of Platoon 2027, who marched upon these grounds from June 30 to August 23, 1966, as recruits of the Second Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot. It was with the fighting spirit instilled here and by the grace of God that no member of this Platoon died in the battlefields of Vietnam. Luck was certainly on the side of these 81 Marines as they served God and country during the Vietnam era. By 1969, most of the Platoon had seen combat, garnishing two Silver Stars, many Purple Hearts along with a Navy Achievement Medal with Valor.

Upon returning to Parris Island to celebrate our fortieth anniversary we stand together to listen to the distant cadence.

Semper Fidelis

There is a fellowship of valor that links all U.S. Marines
Past, Present and Future.
A Fellowship of Valor.

The Symbols

This memorial has a number of symbols that represent and honor the United States Marine Corps and the men that have earned "The Title of United States Marines." The memorial was originally designed to pay tribute to the Marines of Platoon 2027. Yet, it was then realized that you cannot honor one Marine without honoring all. Therefore, the "Fellowship of Valor" quotation was chosen to bring forth the everlasting connection among all Marines.

* The base of the memorial is triangular to denote the "V" in Vietnam.

* The rising pillars represent a Marine sentry on duty.

* The Marine's faith to "Fight Our Country's Battles, on the air, land and sea" is represented by each corner of the rising pillar.

* The 15 degree slant on top of the pillar represents the bowing of our heads in prayer for the sake of all Marines.

* The tallest peak of the structure rising toward the sky represents the Marine's ultimate belief to serve God and Country.

Information needed to visit markers and monuments on Depot:
Marine Corps Museum is open daily 10:00 to 4:30, closed New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. All visitors are subject to military regulations while on the Depot and access is dependent upon prevailing security measures. You may obtain a day pass at the gate by presenting a driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. For more information contact the Marine Museum, 1.843.228.2951. A walking tour of the monuments, and memorials is also available.

Placed by:: Members of Platoon 2027 and USMC MCRD Parris Island.

Date Placed: 06/30/2006

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