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Visiting the Memorial

Vietman Memorial Map
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The Naval Amphibious Base is located south of the City of Coronado and the Hotel Del Coronado on the bay side of the Silver Strand, as shown on the map (above). The memorial is denoted by the red "A" marker.

Prior to September 11, 2001 visitors to the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado would be allowed on base just to see the small boat display. Since that time, security has been at very high levels. Currently, persons without a Department of Defense ID card and base sticker must be escorted by someone who has these forms of identification.

Advance arrangements must be made for escort of non-DOD personnel to visit the Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument. These arrangements can be made through the links on this web site (SBSA, MRFA and Gamewardens of Vietnam) or by calling any of the individuals listed below.

Mobile Riverine Force Association (CCB): Swift Boat Sailors Association
(PCF):

Ben Cueva (619) 235-0919

Gamewardens of Vietnam
(PBR):

Roy Adair (619) 435-5235

Paul Murphy (619) 781-8483
Don Farrell 760-633-1634
Ben Cueva (619)-235-0919
John Howell (619) 697-8258
Bob Bolger (619) 421-3335
Virg Erwin (858) 487-6183
Lou Hahn (619) 423-5140
Tom Mason (858) 274-2745
Ken Poole (760) 920-9435
Bill Zondorak (858) 453-7428
Ken McGhee (619) 464-4047

Sufficient advance notification must be made to ensure that coordination with the volunteers, who donate their own time, can be made (some are still working)

If someone has the appropriate identification to get on base, you should know that the Memorial is located inside the Naval Amphibious Base, just east of the Club Coronado and south of the Naval Surface Force headquarters building. The total distance from the main gate is less than a quarter of a mile. Upon entering the base, take an immediate right on Vella Lavell Road. Go one long block and turn left. The Club Coronado will be on your right.

Just past the Club Coronado, you will see the Memorial Wall and Boats at the intersection of Rendova Road and Tulagi Road. The Naval Amphibious Base is located south of the City of Coronado and the Hotel Del Coronado on the bay side of the Silver Strand.

Some of the volunteers who work on the Vietnam Memorial, Coronado
Some of the volunteers who work on the Memorial