Inscription. Dedicated to the Memory of all the displaced ducks who gave up their home in the hopes of a better Iraq.
By Mike Camero, 2004
|1. Duck Memorial Marker|
Erected by Members of the U.S. Military.
Location. 33° 16.833′ N, 44° 15.583′ E. Marker is in Baghdad, Baghdad. Click for map. Marker was located next to mess hall on Camp Victory.
More about this marker. Marker was present in 2004.
Regarding Duck Memorial. This marker was erected by unknown members of the U.S. military in honor of the ducks that lost their pond when it was filled-in as part of the U.S. improvements to Camp Victory.
1. Duck Memorial
The memorial was erected semi-tongue in cheek around March or April 2004 after a command decision was made to fill in the Duck Pond and to relocate 11 ducks and 1 goose to other areas of Victory Base as the base grew more populated with a surge of new personnel. The filling of the pond and the relocation of the ducks caused a somewhat humorous uproar, since it was one of our sole entertainments, and those who used the DFAC (Dining FACility) had adopted these critters as a group. The ad hoc movement to stop the pond fill and duck relocation failed, and the memorial was erected to commemorate the effort. Several months later, the memorial being demolished as new construction began for a larger replacement DFAC, and I saved the sign, which now hangs in my garage in Little Rock.
By John Bullen, circa May 2004
|2. Duck Memorial Marker|
|Myself and Sergeant Major Riley (Australian Coalition Forces) at the Duck Memorial, which was erected after the pond was filled in. The sign itself now is on the wall in my garage. Someone else got the decoy...|
— Submitted February 28, 2012, by John Bullen of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Additional keywords. Camp Victory
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,749 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. 2. submitted on February 28, 2012, by John Bullen of Little Rock, Arkansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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