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Veterans Memorial


McDonnell Douglas Veterans Memorial in Long Beach



Street view of Veterans Memorial View approaching the Memorial





Dedication and Aircraft Displays


Dedication and aircraft panels

Close-up of Dedication panel
This Veterans Memorial is Dedicated by
the Employees of McDonnell Douglas
Corporation to Honor the Sacrifices of the
Men and Women who Have Served Our
Nation in War and Peace.
 
More than 12,000 McDonnell Douglas
Corporation Employees Have Been
Killed in the Service of Our Nation Since
December 7, 1941.
 
"YOU HAVE NEVER LIVED 'TIL
YOU'VE NEARLY DIED. FOR
THOSE WHO HAVE HAD TO
FIGHT FOR IT, LIFE HAS A
FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL
NEVER KNOW."

Author Unknown


McDonnell Douglas military aircraft McDonnell Douglas military aircraft



World War II Campaigns


World War II Campaigns panel

World War II was fought by more men over more of the globe, with greater loss of life and destruction of property, than any other war. Seventy million soldiers took part: 16 million of them were killed -- nearly 1 out of 4. Another 18 million civilians died. The total of wounded and missing, soldiers and civilians, will never be known. Nearly 405,000 Americans -- out of a force of 16 million -- gave their lives in this struggle.

World War II photos World War II photos World War II photos



Korean and Vietnam War Campaigns


Korean and Vietnam War Campaign panel

The Korean War cost the United Nations 118,515 men killed and 264,591 wounded; 92,987 were captured. A great majority of these soldiers died of mistreatment or starvation. U.S. casualties were 54,246 killed and 103,284 wounded. Of the 10,218 Americans who were captured by the enemy, only 3,746 returned; the remainder, except for the 21 who refused repatriation, were either murdered or died. All ethical standards of western civilization were scorned by the Communists.

Korean War Campaign photos Vietnam War Campaign photos

The Vietnam War was the longest war in which the U.S. took part. It began in 1962 and ended in 1975. Almost 58,000 American servicemen and women died in the conflict. Another 365,000 were wounded, U.S. combat units were withdrawn by early 1973, and the war ended when South Vietnam surrendered to North Vietnam in Saigon on April 30, 1975. In terms of money, the war cost the U.S. more than $150 billion.



Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and Desert Storm Campaigns


Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and Desert Storm Campaigns panel

Lebanon photos
Lebanon 1981-1984
Grenada photos
Greneda 1983
Panama photos
Panama 1990
Desert Storm photos
Desert Shield 1990
Desert Storm 1991



The McDonnel Douglas Veterans Memorial is located in the city of Long Beach at the South-East corner of Lakewood Blvd and Carson St. See map.




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