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Naval Air Station, North Island in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin

Fitness and Liberty Complex

 

— For Extraordinary Heroism, Courageous Sacrifice, and Distinguished Service —

 
Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN Fitness and Liberty Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Gallant Jamison, May 7, 2018
1. Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN Fitness and Liberty Complex Marker
Inscription.  Edward H. Martin lived a life of selfless service. In July 1967, as executive officer of VA-34, he was shot down by surface-to-air missiles while leading a flight of A-4 Skyhawks from the USS Intrepid against targets in North Vietnam. For almost six years, he was held captive in Hanoi where he resisted brutal torture and isolation as a prisoner of war. Admiral Martin later rose to serve as Commander of Carrier Groups Two and Four, Commander US Sixth Fleet, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare. A southern gentleman, patriot, warrior, and family man, Ed Martin tirelessly devoted his retirement to a host of charitable and civic organizations with spirited leadership and admirable dedication.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 32° 41.976′ N, 117° 11.584′ W. Marker is in Naval Air Station, North Island, California, in San Diego County. Memorial is on Rogers Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Rogers Road, Coronado CA 92118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
<center>Marker is outside the Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin Fitness Center's Front Door<center> image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Gallant Jamison, May 7, 2018
2.
Marker is outside the Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin Fitness Center's Front Door
markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. C-2A Greyhound (approx. ¼ mile away); The World's First Seaplane Flight (approx. ¼ mile away); Ships Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); H-46 40 Years of Service (approx. 0.3 miles away); James B. Stockdale (approx. half a mile away); First Military Flying School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Carrothers Court (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Stockdale Tribute (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is on an active military base (Naval Air Station, North Island). Base access can be granted for special events (including weddings, retirements, change of commands, etc.). Please contact the Naval Base Coronado Access Team:
Email: nbc_access@navy.mil
Phone: (619) 545-8871
 
The Admiral Martin Marker is on the shaded wall to the left of the front entrance to the center. image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Gallant Jamison, May 20, 2018
3. The Admiral Martin Marker is on the shaded wall to the left of the front entrance to the center.
Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN Fitness and Liberty Complex Front Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Gallant Jamison, May 7, 2018
4. Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN Fitness and Liberty Complex Front Entrance
Wide area view of Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin Fitness Center from pool deck. image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Gallant Jamison
5. Wide area view of Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin Fitness Center from pool deck.
A complete wide view of the building. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 10, 2018
6. A complete wide view of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on February 10, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on May 7, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California.   2. submitted on May 19, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California.   3. submitted on May 20, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California.   4. submitted on May 7, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California.   5. submitted on May 19, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California.   6. submitted on September 15, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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