5th Marines Vietnam Memorial - Camp Pendleton

 

This Memorial Day the 5th Marines Vietnam Memorial completed their mission by unveiling the Vietnam Memorial monument in Camp Pendleton. The memorial is dedicated to 2,706 Marines, Navy corpsmen and a chaplain, Vincent Robert Capodanno, who were killed in action in Vietnam while with the “Fighting Fifth” regiment. Their names are inscribed on six panels surrounding a 14-foot-tall black granite spire.