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This simple triangular column of granite was originally designed to honor the men of Marine Platoon 2027 who after their training at Parris Island served honorably in the Vietnam War and miraculously suffered no deaths among the unit. The memorial was erected in 2006 on the 40th anniversary of their unit’s deployment. However, the Marines realized that they could not honor just one unit and so the memorial was dedicated to all Marines who served in Vietnam. The triangular column represents the “V” for Vietnam. A bronze plaque identifies this as the “Fellowship of Valor” that unites all Marines.

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