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Medal of Honor Statue

Benefactor, Mr. Ross Perot

 

— National Navy UDT-Seal Museum —

 
Although the statue reconstructs the actions of Medal of Honor recipient, Michael Thornton, carrying Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2021
1. Although the statue reconstructs the actions of Medal of Honor recipient, Michael Thornton, carrying Marker
Inscription.  Although the statue reconstructs the actions of Medal of Honor recipient, Michael Thornton, carrying the wounded Medal of Honor recipient, Tom Norris, off the battlefield, the statue encompasses the ultimate importance of a “swim buddy “ and these words are indelibly carved on the base of the of the statue. Swim Buddy is a deeply rooted SEAL term which means each being responsible for the other’s safety.
 
Erected by National Navy UDT-Seal Museum.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 27° 29.738′ N, 80° 18.01′ W. Marker is in Fort Pierce, Florida, in St. Lucie County. Memorial can be reached from N. Hwy A1A, 0.3 miles south of Jackson Way. Located on the grounds of the National Navy UDT-Seal Museum at the south entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3300 N Hwy A1A, Fort Pierce, Florida 34494, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Medal of Honor Statue (a few steps from this
Although the statue reconstructs the actions of Medal of Honor recipient, Michael Thornton, carrying Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2021
2. Although the statue reconstructs the actions of Medal of Honor recipient, Michael Thornton, carrying Marker
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marker); O Course (a few steps from this marker); WW II Beach Obstacles (within shouting distance of this marker); The Button (within shouting distance of this marker); WWII Beach Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); Combatant Craft Assault (CCA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark VII Mod 0 Delivery Vehicle (SDV) (within shouting distance of this marker); Naked Warrior Statue (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Pierce.
 
LT. Michael E. Thornton, Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
United States Navy
3. LT. Michael E. Thornton, Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient
LT. Thomas R. Norris, Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
United States Navy
4. LT. Thomas R. Norris, Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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