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Specific Veteran Memorials
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Monuments and memorials dedicated or commemorated to specific veterans or units for their outstanding careers. This can be for on duty or off duty commemorations and for single or multiple people. The specific purpose of the memorials posted in this category is to be primarily focused on a particular person or unit. This category is not for memorials which are primarily focused on a specific war(s).
Expanded Description:

There are many memorials dedicated to veterans, units, and military career fields which commemorate their actions throughout their military service. There are also many which commemorate single acts of courage or deeds they did during peacetime. This category is established to list these kinds of memorials which are not war specific.

These memorials come in many forms such as stone structures, plaques, buildings, trees, gardens, parks, walkways, lakes, etc.

These memorials may even list more than one veteran or unit, but the intent of the memorials listed here are to commemorate the people/units and not a particular war(s). A veteran or unit being commemorated for off-duty service may also be listed in this category.

If the memorial you are marking was established mainly to commemorate a listing of people who served in a specific war or campaign, then it should be placed in a different corresponding category. Take a look at the other categories for veterans and wars to be sure of the exact category your waymark should be placed in.

Veteran graves are not intended for this category even though they are a kind of memorial. This category does not include grave memorials.
CLARIFICATION 8/12/21
Just so there is absolutely no confusion - a veteran grave is defined as any kind of a headstone in cemetery or other location. It does not matter if there is actual body buried in the location - this is called a cenotaph and will not be accepted. The Specific Veteran Memorial category is not intended to be the waymarking of headstones.

Examples of memorials to be listed here which are dedicated to:
- a specific veteran and lists his/her achievements during their service, whether or not that service is for a specific war.
- a specific veteran and generally honors their service.
- one or two veterans for an act they did not related to a war.
- a specific veteran for the volunteer support they gave to a community.
- one or two military units which lists their achievements during their activated time.
- a peacetime deed or act done by a veteran or unit.
- honoring a specific veteran who deceased due to non war circumstances.
- honoring a specific military career field or MOS.
- honoring a specific military naval vessel (since these are similar to "units" in other branches of the military).
- etc.

Examples of memorials not to be listed in this category that are dedicated to:
- a listing of veterans that generalizes their service as "For their service", "For those who Serve",etc. These should be placed in the Non-Specific Veteran Memorials category. This includes those memorials placed by specific groups: cities, counties, states, VFW Posts,etc., that have listings of Veterans that are only related to the group and not to a specific unit.
- a specific war(s). Place those in a category listed in the War directory.
- a war memorial that lists veterans who served in a particular war
- any (personal or family) headstone in a cemetery - this includes cenotaphs where the service member is buried elsewhere, but honored with a headstone in the cemetery.
- a service member's Vietnam POW/MIA status.

If it is unclear if a memorial you would like to submit should be placed in this category, please email us with a description/pictures of you memorial and any questions you have. Or you can submit the waymark to this category with private notes why you think it should be placed in this category and we will review it.

 

Instructions for Posting a Specific Veteran Memorials Waymark:

1. Mission:
The specific purpose of the memorials posted in this category is to be focused on a particular person or unit. This category is not for memorials which are primarily focused on a specific war(s).

2. Long Description:
UPDATE - 4/24/20 A physical description of the Memorial is now required - construction materials used, physical aspects of the memorial, any inscriptions, description of the area where the memorial is placed. Any waymarks having just the inscription listed in the long description will be denied - previous entries will be grandfathered.

3. Photographs:
At least one original, non-copyrighted photograph is required of the item you are marking, but more are preferred. If the item has a plaque, a close up photograph of the plaque is required. This close up must be readable in the picture. If it is a large plaque, you may want to take additional photographs.

4. Naming Convention:
The title of each waymark will include the name of the monument followed by the City and State. The title will look like this example highlighted in red: 119th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument - Gettysburg, PA

5. Additional Logging Requirements:
Do not request additional visiting requirements above what is required by this category.

UPDATE 10/8/12: Memorials or monuments composed of individual parts should be treated as a single waymark - DO NOT waymark the individual parts.

CLARIFICATION 1/20/15 The Specific Veteran monument being waymarked MUST be of the honorees military service. Those Memorials of a general nature where the honoree happened to be a veteran will not be approved. An example would be the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC where Abraham Lincoln was a Captain in the Black Hawk War. The Memorial makes no mention of that service. This is a clarification of the first two bullet points of the examples given.

UPDATE 7/13/18 As of this date, the category will not accept highway signage that designates a highway or a stretch of highway as being "XXX Highway". Although these signs honor a veteran, they do not give any further information about the honoree. Also, there isn't a safe way to stop to get pictures and/or coordinates, especially along an interstate highway. Therefore, because of these considerations, all such signs will be DENIED.
***CLAIRIFICATION 2/13/21 ***
Just so there is no confusion as to what kinds of street markers will or won't be accepted - NONE of these markers will be accepted, whether they are on highway signage or regular street signage for the reasons given above.

UPDATE 12/1/19: Please note - the Specific Veterans category is mutually exclusive of the Non-Specific Veterans and the Citizens Memorials category. No cross-waymarking from these categories is allowed.

CLARIFICATION - 2/17/2022 This is a category for VETERANS ONLY!!! Should the attached plaque have ANY mention of non-Veterans, this disqualifies the waymark in this category - please post in the Citizen's category.

Historical Markers are allowed in this category provided they do more than just describe battles. Facts about individual persons or units MUST be provided in the text - more than just someone was killed or that a unit was present. Further information about the individual is and has always been required. Descriptions of just battles have always been denied.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

*(1.)* Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit.
*(2.)* If you have additional information about the memorial which is not listed in the waymark description, please notify the waymark owner to have it added, and please post the information in your visit log.
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Image for 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division Memorial - Newport Beach, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran Memorials1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division Memorial - Newport Beach, CA

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A memorial located on top of Castaways Park in Newport Beach, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/28/2022

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsColonel William E. Barber - Irvine, CA

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Colonel Barber served in the USMC from 1940-1970. He was in the Battle of Iwo Jima in WWII, the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, and 2 Purple Hearts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DopeyDuck

location: California

date approved: 6/5/2009

last visited: 2/7/2021

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Specific Veteran MemorialsThomas Hittesdorf - Fountain Valley, CA

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A veteran memorial in Fountain Valley, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/14/2022

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsGeneral Miguel Hidalgo - Fountain Valley, CA

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A statue of Miguel Hidalgo at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/14/2021

last visited: never

Image for PFC Roy Dennis Brown Jr - Santa Ana, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsPFC Roy Dennis Brown Jr - Santa Ana, CA

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A plaque honoring PFC Roy Dennis Brown Jr.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/11/2010

last visited: 8/26/2014

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Specific Veteran MemorialsSid Goldstein - Westminster, CA

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This plaque is located at freedom park in Westminster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 9/6/2011

last visited: 9/6/2011

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Specific Veteran MemorialsKenneth L. Worley - Westminster, CA

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A veteran memorial at the civic center in Westminster, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/25/2022

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsCommander Donald A. Gary Bicentennial Mall - Garden Grove, CA

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A bicentennial marker located at the base of a large sculpture in Civic Center Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 1/16/2021

last visited: 1/16/2021

Image for Mormon Battalion Marker - Mission Viejo, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsMormon Battalion Marker - Mission Viejo, CA

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A large dedication plaque in a secluded Mission Viejo park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/2/2021

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsTibor Rubin - Garden Grove, CA

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A memorial to a Holocaust survivor and Medal of Honor recipient in Garden Grove, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/10/2022

last visited: never

Image for 1st Marine Division - Mission Viejo, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran Memorials1st Marine Division - Mission Viejo, CA

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This is one of many memorials here at the Mission Viejo Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/7/2014

last visited: 1/11/2016

Image for Quoc Binh "Bo" Tran - Mission Viejo, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsQuoc Binh "Bo" Tran - Mission Viejo, CA

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This is one of many memorials here at the Mission Viejo Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/7/2014

last visited: 1/13/2016

Image for Ricado A. Crocker - Mission Viejo, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsRicado A. Crocker - Mission Viejo, CA

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This is one of many memorials here at the Mission Viejo Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/7/2014

last visited: 1/13/2016

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Specific Veteran MemorialsMegan M. McClung - Mission Viejo, CA

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This is one of many memorials here at the Mission Viejo Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/7/2014

last visited: 8/14/2015

Image for Daniel J. Santee - Mission Viejo, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsDaniel J. Santee - Mission Viejo, CA

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This is one of many memorials here at the Mission Viejo Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 9/5/2010

last visited: 8/14/2015

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Specific Veteran MemorialsStory Hall - Los Alamitos, CA

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A hall with a dedication to Major General Walter P. Story located inside the Los Alamitos Army Airfield.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/26/2014

last visited: 10/26/2014

Image for First Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment  -  San Juan Capistrano, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsFirst Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment - San Juan Capistrano, CA

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1st Battalion, 11th Marines are based in Camp Pendleton in nearby Oceanside, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/14/2016

last visited: 9/5/2016

Image for Fred Hummer  -  Long Beach, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsFred Hummer - Long Beach, CA

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This memorial plaque is on the base of a reallllllly tall flagpole at E. 4th Street and Lime in Long Beach, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/28/2011

last visited: 5/24/2011

Image for Colonel "Clem" Maloney  -  Long Beach, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsColonel "Clem" Maloney - Long Beach, CA

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This memorial plaque is directly below another Veteran Memorial (WMBJX6) on the base of a reallllllly tall flagpole at E. 4th Street and Lime in Long Beach, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2011

last visited: 5/24/2011

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Specific Veteran MemorialsIn Memoriam - San Pedro, CA

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Located along the walking tour, this plaque is dedicated to all the men and women who loss their lives on the USS Iowa.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/28/2013

last visited: 5/5/2018

Image for Robert Trusten McColley - Hungtington Park, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsRobert Trusten McColley - Hungtington Park, CA

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A plaque in front of the Huntington Park civic center dedicated to Robert Trusten McColley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/24/2010

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsDouglas MacArthur - Los Angeles, CA

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This statue of MacArthur is located in the famous Los Anglees Park named after him.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 4/8/2013

last visited: 4/2/2013

Image for General Harrison Gray Otis - Los Angeles, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsGeneral Harrison Gray Otis - Los Angeles, CA

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Although known for many different things, Harrison Gray Otis is depicted in this sculpture in the uniform he wore as a Brigadier General during the Spanish-American War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 4/24/2013

last visited: 4/2/2013

Image for Capt William D McGrath - Colton, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsCapt William D McGrath - Colton, CA

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A tree to Capt William D McGrath in Colton, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/1/2016

last visited: never

Image for Beale-Carson Monument - Mexican-American War - Escondido, CAview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsBeale-Carson Monument - Mexican-American War - Escondido, CA

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A monument to the two most important heros of the Mexican American war, at the historic San Pasqual Battlefield.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 8/13/2015

last visited: 8/13/2015

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