The Naked Warrior

The Naked Warrior (HM27TB)

Location: Coronado, CA 92118 San Diego County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 40.54', W 117° 10.147'

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Artist: John Seward Johnson II

This World War II combat swimmer commemorates the U.S. Navy's underwater demolition (UDT) and Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) teams. They have trained and have been based in Coronado since 1946. These "Naked Warriors" swam unarmed onto heavily defended enemy beaches with explosives to clear the way for amphibious landings, hence their motto "First Ashore." The concrete "scully" on which this Frogman stands is typical of the underwater obstacles they risked their lives to destroy. Their legacy of "never quit," while executing the most difficult military missions for our country, is still imbued in every Navy Seal whose uniform bears the Naval Special Warfare Trident insignia. On the beaches just south of this site, Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training (BUD/S) goes on year-round. The Sailors who complete BUD/S go on to advanced training and are then assigned to U.S. Navy Seal Teams, becoming the elite warriors our country relies upon for complex and no-fail special operations missions worldwide.
HM NumberHM27TB
Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum; The Navy SEAL Foundation
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Date Added Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 484144 N 3615344
Decimal Degrees32.67566667, -117.16911667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 40.54', W 117° 10.147'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 40' 32.4" N, 117° 10' 8.82" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1975 Strand Way, Coronado CA 92118, US
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