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American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
1. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor Marker
Inscription.
American Merchant Marine Veterans
Veterans Memorial
Wall of Honor

Dedication: National Maritime Day, May 22, 2003


[List of state and local government officials]

Gene Frank Construction, Builder
Randall B. Montgomery, Engraver
Jerry Sturm, JSA, Design Architect

American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Committee, Inc.

[Lists of Officers, Directors, Committee Members and Advisers]
[Lists of "Platinum," "Gold" and "Silver" Contributors]

[Additional inscriptions on Honor Roll panels:]

The committee offers its sincerest thanks to Captain Arthur R. Moore for allowing us to use his book, A Careless Word ... a Needless Sinking as a reference guide for this memorial wall, and his invaluable assistance in editing our lists, as well as for the many years of difficult research he spent compiling these records.

The names on the memorial walls are the results of several sources of information, but probably not complete. As we are made aware of additional names, we will add those names to the walls in a separate section of these walls of honor. We are also aware that there are many unidentified and unknown merchant mariners who were lost in service to their country aboard merchant ships who will never be identified.
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By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
2. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor Inscription
This memorial honors the memory of these unknown heroes.
 
Erected 2003 by American Merchant Marine Veterans.
 
Location. 33° 44.356′ N, 118° 16.777′ W. Marker is in San Pedro, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from S. Harbor Blvd. north of W. 6th St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Pedro CA 90731, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Los Angeles (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Bridges Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial: Propeller from Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Canberra CA-70/CAG-2 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fishing Industry Memorial (about 300 feet away); Municipal Ferry Building - Maritime Museum (about 300 feet away); Anna Lee Fisher - Astronaut (about 400 feet away); Liberty Hill (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Pedro.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Walls of Honor
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By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
3. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor Inscription
. (Submitted on December 29, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. John S. Gibson Park
 
Categories. Labor UnionsWar, VietnamWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
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By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
4. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
- panel on one of several memorial walls listing mariners lost aboard specific merchant vessels attacked during WWII.
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By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
5. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
- panel listing merchant mariner prisoners-of-war: died, repatriated.
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By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
6. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
- panel including U.S. Maritime Service Cadets killed in action.
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By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
7. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
- panel listing recipients (living and posthumous) of the WWII Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal, plus Merchant Mariners killed by enemy action during the Vietnam War.
'Reflection upon reflections:' Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
8. 'Reflection upon reflections:' Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
... In World War II, the official count of those killed was over 6,795, while the unofficial count of civilian merchant mariners killed at sea was 8,651 with another 1,100 dying of their wounds on shore.
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By Denise Boose, March 17, 2013
9. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor Marker
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By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
10. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor Marker
- with the 'Jacob's Ladder' sculpture and the American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial in background.
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By Denise Boose, March 17, 2013
11. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor Marker
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By Denise Boose, March 17, 2013
12. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,241 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 26, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   9. submitted on February 1, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   10. submitted on December 26, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   11, 12. submitted on February 1, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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