October 1955 -September 1993
— First in Defense -Forever in Dignity —In memory of the 134 men that died on 29 July 1967 during a tragic fire on board the USS Forrestal CVA-59 while conducting combat operations against North Vietnam. An additional 142 shipmates lost their lives while serving on USS Forrestal during her 38 years of commissioned service to our great country. No words can adequately express what our hearts feel. We remember their spirit, love for their shipmates, pride in the USS Forrestal, dedication to the U.S. Navy, and their country.
|Series||This marker is part of the More Than Words series|
|Placed By||They are remembered by all of their shipmates of The USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT-59|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 384597 N 4078868|
|Decimal Degrees||36.84868333, -76.29441667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.921', W 76° 17.665'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 55.26" N, 76° 17' 39.90" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2001-2017 Elizabeth River Trail, Norfolk VA 23510, US|
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