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Santa Maria Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 
 
Santa Maria Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 29, 2020
1. Santa Maria Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  
In honor of the Santa Maria Area veterans listed as casualties during the Vietnam conflict

May we learn from them, honor them, and remember them

Cariveau, William Joseph · 21 U.S. Marines
Carrasco, Arthuro · 22 U.S.Army
Castillo, Thomas · 25 U.S. Army
Cowell, Robert Blanco · 23 U.S. Army
Derig, Patrick Martin · 20 U.S. Army
Fernandez, Manual Anselmo · 19 U.S. Army
Fogg, Albert Randolf III · 21 U.S. Army
Foster, Eddie Dale · 20 U.S. Army
Giovanacci, Richard Allen · 20 U.S. Army
Hart, Greg Eugene · 17 U.S. Navy
Hargraves, Murvyn Eugene · 21 U.S. Army
Hickok, Roger Alan · 20 U.S. Army
Holmes, Fredrick Lee · 20 U.S. Army
Johnson, William John · 39 U.S. Navy
Meehan, Dale Patrick · 20 U.S. Army
Michehl, Thomas Charles · 24 U.S. Army
Ontiveros, Thomas J. · 20 U.S. Army
Pagaling, Michael · 20 U.S. Marines
Peterson, Donald Martin · 20 U.S. Army
Phillip Hernandez · 22 U.S. Army
Sanders, Richard Lee · 22 U.S. Army
Sapinoza, Alfred Robert · 20 U.S. Army
Schultz, David Alan · 19 U.S. Army
Siratt, Jacob F. II · 20 U.S. Army
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Santa Maria Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 29, 2020
2. Santa Maria Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial - wide view
Ira James III · 21 U.S. Army
Swayze, Richard David · 21 U.S. Marines
Tognazzini, Milford Marvin · 35 U.S. Navy
Twyford, Thomas Lionel · 23 U.S. Army
Velasquez, Antonio · 18 U.S. Marines
Walker, James Daniel · 22 U.S. Army
Willingham, Eldon Wayne · 18 U.S. Army
Vigil, Alexander · 19 U.S. Army

Phillip Hernandez · U.S. Army 5-14-69 · 21 Years Old

Alfred R. Sapinosa · U.S. Army 3-18-68 · 20 Years Old

Charles Walker · U.S. Army 4-12-69 · 37 Years Old

Richard Landers · U.S. Army 5-2-68 · 19 Years Old

 
Erected 2002 by Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 34° 56.834′ N, 120° 26.034′ W. Marker is in Santa Maria, California, in Santa Barbara County. Memorial is at the intersection of South McClelland Street and West Boone Street on South McClelland Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 South McClelland Street, Santa Maria CA 93454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vandenberg Air Force Base 30th Space Wing Memorial (here, next to this marker); Santa Maria Valley War on Terrorism Memorial (here, next to this marker); Santa Maria Valley Cold War Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Santa Maria Valley World War I Memorial

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(a few steps from this marker); John Edward Smith Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Santa Maria Valley Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The American Woman Veteran (a few steps from this marker); Santa Maria Valley World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Maria.
 
More about this memorial. The memorial is one of several located in Veterans Plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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