Westminster in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Battle of the Paracel Islands Memorial
Battle of the Paracel Islands represents the Indomitable spirit of the Republic of Vietnam against Communist China
This Hoang Sa Monument was proposed by Mayor Tri Ta & Vice Mayor Kimberly Ho and approved by the Westminster City Council on March 27, 2019
The monument's construction was fully funded by Hoi Ai Huu Hai Quan Cuu Lon
This monument is to honor 74 officers, non-commissioned officers and sailors of the Republic of Vietnam Navy (VNN) who sacrificed their lives in the battle of Paracel Islands that took place in the East Sea at Paracel Islands, on January 19, 1974.
This was a major naval battle between the Republic of Vietnam and the People's Republic of China in the 20th century. The last known major naval engagement with China occurred in 1288 when the Supreme Commander Tran Hung Dao defeated the Chinese armada on Bach Dang river.
In spite of the lack of preparation vis-a-vis the unexpected PRC's act of aggression, minimal manpower and distant bases with no air support, the Republic of Vietnam Navy had fought gallantly against its powerful enemy. It has thus expressed
Erected 2019 by Westminster City Council.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Cold • War, Vietnam • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 33° 45.373′ N, 117° 59.089′ W. Marker is in Westminster, California, in Orange County. Memorial can be reached from All American Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westminster CA 92683, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sid Goldstein (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); "7" Not Forgotten American Hostages in Lebanon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kenneth L. Worley (approx. 0.2 miles away); VFW Post 9756 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warne Family Barn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Midway City Women's Clubhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); McCoy-Hare House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westminster.
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