California Vietnam Memorials

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SacramentoSacramentoCalifornia Vietnam Veterans Memorial5822 names of those killed or missing; largest; 22 black granite panels; 4 piece white broken ring with seated soldier statue; 5 major interior sculptures; D: Michael Larson, Thomas Chytrowski12/10/88NE. on State Cap grounds
San FranciscoSS Baton Rouge Victory MemorialTribute to the men lost on the Baton Rouge Victory sunk in the Saigon River10/03/93Pier 45 adjacent to Fisherman's Warf
San PedroAmerican Merchant Seamen Vietnam Veterans MemorialJacob's Ladder and Wall of Honor; names of Merchant Seamen lost in all wars; S: Jasper D'Ambrosi05/22/89Los Angeles Maritime Museum;
Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraSanta Barbara County Veterans Memorial Walk & Terrace of Rememberance1200 foot trail and Terrace of Remembrance in Elings (Las Positas) Park; 98 incense cedar trees on hillside for Santa Barbara Vietnam KIA grouped by year; 12 marble markers with names05/31/91W. on Las Positas; Jerry Harwin Parkway is park entrance
WestminsterVietnam War Memorial in Westminster15 foot bronzeSouth Vietnamese and American soldier side by side04/27/03
BerkeleyAlamedaBerkeley Vietnam Vet Memplaque in Veterans Memorial Building for city lost; web page to Community Memory Almeda County War Memorial w/2000 names11/11/95see web page
Carmel by the SeaMontereyVietnam Memorial of Devendorf Parkgranite boulder with 2 brass plaques and names of 21 KIA from CarmelPark at Ocean and Junipero Ave
Castle AFBMemorial Parade Groundmariposite rock with 93rd Bombardment Wing emblem and flowers01/0180
Castle AFB2Linebacker CenterPlaque: Operation Linebacker 18-29 Dec 72; B-52 against N Vietnam ports09/28/81Flight simulator Bldg
CupertinoSanta Clara CountyCupertino High School Vietnam War MemorialDedicated to the Cupertino High School students who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.Cupertino High School, 10100 Finch Avenue,
FresnoFresnoLao Hmong American War MemorialLife sized bronze statue of two Hmong soldiers aiding an injured American fighter pilot12/21/06Wangyee Vang, President 559-252-3561
FresnoFresnoPlaque on rock: 57697 lost07/04/81Woodward Park
FresnoFresnoVietnam Veterans Memorialblack granite etched with map of North and South Vietnam on one side and a scene similar to Lee Teter's veteran at The Wall on the other.06/14/08At VA Hospital
Grass ValleyNevadaGary Ames Miller, USMC; 1st loss from area; core hard rock from local gold mine11/11/66Memorial Park
Haywardblack granite arched wall honoring those from Hayward, San Lorenzo and Castro Valley09/20/97Lone Tree Cemetery
Hermosa Beach
LompocSanta BarbaraLompoc Valley Vietnam Veterans MemorialV-shaped black marble wall with 14 names of KIA and memorial bench; three flags US, CA, POW10/24/92Hwy 246, 1/4 mile east of US 1 Santa Ynez River Park
Long BeachLos AngelesLong Beach Vietnam Veterans Memorialmounted UH1 with 3 flagpoles and benches; plaque with 103 city KIA, lighted11/11/00Houghton Park, Atlantic Ave and Harding St.
Los AngelesJapanese American Vietnam War Memorialblack granite panels with 115 names of Japanese Americans from all states killed in Vietnam11/11/95
MalibuLos AngelesVietnam Veterans Memorial HighwayCA Hwy 1 from Malibu to Los Angeles
March AFBOperation Linebacker II; N Vietnam Dec 19724 MIA; 5 POW during operation01/01/74
Norton AFBThe Freedom TreeTo all POW & MIA01/0178S. lawn HQ Bldg
OceansideLos AngelesVietnam Memorial Sculpture Gardenproposed 45 statue 10 acre garden to 11 million who served in the armed forces in the Vietnam era
Palm DesertRiversidebronze monument with flagsHwy 111 and Painters path
PasadenaLos Angelestriangle shaped granite with bronze plaques for 31 city KIA, MIACity Hall; 100 N. Garfield Ave
PlacervilleEl doradoMain Street Vietnam Memorial PlaquesPlaques embedded in sidewalk at the base of trees for county KIAMain Street between Sacremento and Bedford
PottervilleTulareMedivac UH1C with wrought iron fence, night lighting and concrete plaque; 28 giant sequoias with headstones; possible highest percapita loss; 28 of 12,00001/21/89Veterans Park, 1501 Henderson Ave
ReedleyFresnostone monument with 13 names11/01/86City Hall, 845 G St
ReedleyFresnoPlaque and flagpole on stone masonary monument with names of Alumni KIA01/01/88740 W. North Ave
RosevillePlacerGranite monument to all who served, 1961-197311/01/82100 Buljan Drive
SacramentoSacramentoVietnam Veterans Safety Rest AreaRest stop dedicated to Vietnam VeteransS. side I-5 east of Sacramento river crossing
Sacramento2SacramentoSacramento River BridgeD: Ralph Grace;I-5 near ariport;
SalinasMontereyMonterey County Vietnam Veterans Memorial ParkRock garden painted as Vietnam Service Ribbon; crosses for dead; 8x24 foot vertical Flag with names on stripes; 3 flags US, CA, POW; Purple Heart Monument07/01/97855 E. Laurel Drive, East of Salinas
San FranciscoFlags and lots of cypress
San JoseProposed
San JoseSanta ClaraSan Jose Vietnam War MemorialTo remember the 142 "Sons of San Jose" who lost their lives during the Vietnam War:

30-Mar-13Guadalupe River Park; Santa Clara Street and Highway 87, one block from the San Jose Arena.
San MateoSan MateoScreaming Eagle Memorial RoomPictures, letters, memorabilia, A Co. 1/327 Infantry, 101st Airborne08/09/7455 W. Third Ave, third floor
San MateoSan Mateo101st Airborne MemorialPlaque at flagpole baseFire Station 21; 120 S. Elsworth
San RafaelMarinThe Brothersblack granite with bronze life-sized sculpture of a black and a white soldier; to Marin County who died in Vietnam (33) and Korea (15); S: Mary A. Benson; plaza to WWI, WWII, Korea & Vietnam11/11/85Marin County Civic Center, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Avenue of Flags; Hwy 101 exit Civic Center in San Rafael
SangerFresnoTo SP4 Danny Appleton, USAF; 19 yrs; plaque to area citizens06/01/83
Santa AnaOrangeOrange County Vietnam Mem4 pillars with Bronze plaqueCivic Center Plaza
SonoraToulumneToulumne Country Vietnam Veterans Memorial
StocktonSan JoaquinGranite marker with names of Stockton dead01/01/73Oak St. and Center Street
TulareTulareF-4 MemorialF-401/01/94Hwy 99 near E. Rankin Rd
VacavilleSolanoSolano County Vietnam War MemorialBronze eagle on 7 ft column with names of 55 county resident KIA; 2nd eagle at LBJ ranch05/26/86Police Dept at Merchant and Walnut Streets
West Covina
WhittierLos AngelesWhittier Memorial Assnsundial topped monument w/ cypress trees and benches; to all warsCity Hall
WhittierLos AngelesPlaque near flagpole in memory of HS Alumni who lost hteir lives; with names01/01/7010800 Ben Avon St.
WoodlakeTulareRiver stone triangle monument and 2 benches, 1 flag pole, bronze plaque01/01/80City park; 208 E. Naranjo St.

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