Nine Heroes Plaza

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  • Location: Van Doren Street & Westside St. & 108 Street, Corona
  • Architect: Stacia Tull, DPR designer
  • Description: Flagstaff base with 10 bronze plaques along the sloping sides, on circular pedestal with inlaid inscription
  • Materials: Bronze, Mountain Green granite
  • Dedicated: 2004
  • Foundry: Remco Casting; Modern Art Foundry (collar)
  • Donor: DPR Capital
  • Inscription: THIS MONUMENT HONORS THE MORE THAN 58,000 AMERICANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHILE SERVIING THEIR COUNTRY IN THE VIETNAM WAR 1959 - 1975.

    CHARLES / VICTOR / PICCOLELLA / NOVEMBER 14, 1944 / AUGUST 14, 1966 / PRIVATE FIRST CLASS / UNITED STATES ARMY / OTHER DECORATIONS INCLUDED THE / VIETNAMESE HONOR MEDAL 2ND CLASS / & GALLANTRY CROSS WITH PALM //

    BENJAMIN / ROBERT / TURIANO / NOVEMBER 10, 1943 / MARCH 24, 1969 / CORPORAL / UNITED STATES ARMY / OTHER DECORATIONS INCLUDED THE NATIONAL / DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, THE VIETNAM SERVICE / MEDAL, & THE VIETNAMESE MILITARY MERIT MEDAL. //

    ROBERT / JOSEPH / ZERILLI / SEPTEMBER 03, 1947 / SEPTEMBER 11, 1968 / SARGEANT / UNITED STATES ARMY / OTHER DECORATIONS INCLUDED THE NATIONAL / DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, THE VIETNAM SERVICE / MEDAL, & THE COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE. //

    VERNELL / OWENS / JANUARY 12, 1945 / JUNE 17, 1968 / PRIVATE FIRST CLASS / UNITED STATES ARMY / OTHER DECORATIONS INCLUDED THE NATIONAL / DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL / THE VIETNAM SERVICE / MEDAL, AND THE VIETNAMESE CAMPAIGN MEDAL. //

    CHARLES / WILLIAM / EGLIN III / JUNE 12, 1947 / FEBRUARY 15, 1968 / LANCE CORPORAL / UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS//

    RANDOLPH / A. / EDWARDS / AUGUST 27, 1947 / FEBRUARY 07, 1968 / SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS / UNITED STATES ARMY / OTHER DECORATIONS INCLUDED THE NATIONAL / DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, THE VIETNAM SERVICE / MEDAL, AND THE VIETNAMESE MILITARY MERIT MEDAL.//

    LEANDRO / GARCIA / AUGUST 02, 1946 / FEBRUARY 02, 1968 / PRIVATE FIRST CLASS / UNITED STATES ARMY / OTHER DECORATIONS INCLUDED THE VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL, / THE VIETNAMESE MILITARY MERIT / MEDAL, & THE GALLANTRY CROSS WITH PALM. //

    ANTHONY / VICTOR / CAMPANIELLO / OCTOBER 11, 1946 / DECEMBER 19, 1967 / SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS / UNITED STATES ARMY / OTHER DECORATIONS INCLUDED THE VIETNAM / SERVICE MEDAL, THE VIETNAMESE MILITARY MERIT / MEDAL, AND THE GALLANTRY CROSS WITH PALM//

    CHARLES / PHILIP / DETOMASO / NOVEMBER 27, 1946 / APRIL 29, 1967 / PRIVATE FIRST CLASS / UNITED STATES ARMY/ OTHER DECORATIONS INCLUDED THE VIETNAM / SERVICE MEDAL, THE VIETNAMESE MILITARY MERIT / MEDAL & THE COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE. //

    WILLIAM / EARL / GRAY/ OCTOBER 04, 1967 / FEBRUARY 06, 1967 / PRIVATE FIRST CLASS / UNITED STATES ARMY / OTHER DECORATIONS INCLUDED THE COMBAT / INFANTRYMAN BADGE, THE VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL / AND THE VIETNAMESE CAMPAIGN MEDAL.

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