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Coronado in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Naked Warrior

Artist: John Seward Johnson II

 
 
The Naked Warrior Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Gallant Jamison, May 16, 2018
1. The Naked Warrior Marker
Inscription. This World War II combat swimmer commemorates the U.S. Navy’s underwater demolition (UDT) and Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) teams. They have trained and have been based in Coronado since 1946. These “Naked Warriors” swam unarmed onto heavily defended enemy beaches with explosives to clear the way for amphibious landings, hence their motto “First Ashore.” The concrete “scully” on which this Frogman stands is typical of the underwater obstacles they risked their lives to destroy. Their legacy of “never quit,” while executing the most difficult military missions for our country, is still imbued in every Navy Seal whose uniform bears the Naval Special Warfare Trident insignia. On the beaches just south of this site, Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training (BUD/S) goes on year-round. The Sailors who complete BUD/S go on to advanced training and are then assigned to U.S. Navy Seal Teams, becoming the elite warriors our country relies upon for complex and no-fail special operations missions worldwide.
 
Erected 2016 by The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum; The Navy SEAL Foundation.
 
Location. 32° 40.54′ N, 117° 10.147′ W. Marker is in Coronado, California, in San Diego County. Marker
The Naked Warrior - First Ashore image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Gallant Jamison, May 16, 2018
2. The Naked Warrior - First Ashore
Glorietta Bay and Coronado Bay Bridge in background.
can be reached from Strand Way. Touch for map. At water's edge next to Glorietta Bay Boat Launching Ramp. Marker is in this post office area: Coronado CA 92118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Imagine Tent City" (approx. 0.3 miles away); United We Land (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carlin House - 1939 (approx. half a mile away); J.D. Spreckels House - 1908 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dragon Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hotel del Coronado (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seavey House - 1887 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Christmas Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coronado.
 
More about this marker. Parking is available in parking lot at Boat Ramp
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
The Naked Warrior image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Gallant Jamison, May 16, 2018
3. The Naked Warrior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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