During a recent visit to the Memorial Garden at Camp San Mateo, home of the Fighting Fifth Marine Regiment, several veterans who served in the regiment during the Vietnam War observed the new memorial monuments recently installed there that commemorate both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
We recognized the desirability and importance of funding, designing, installing and dedicating a new Memorial Monument there, honoring those Marines and Units who served in the regiment during the Vietnam War, especially those who lost their lives during that service.
Camp Pendleton, CA – The 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos, visits the 5th Marine Regiment Memorial Garden during a tour of Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA, on May 19, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans)