A group of Vietnam veterans are working on building a memorial at Camp Pendleton for the 2,706 Marines, sailors, corpsmen and a chaplain killed in the Vietnam War serving with the 5th Marine Regiment. Their names will be etched in stone on six panels surrounding a 14-foot-tall black granite spire. The memorial is set to be installed in the memorial garden at Camp San Mateo on the northern end of the base, home of the "Fighting Fifth" Regiment. The veterans are launching a capital campaign this month to raise money to complete the estimated $400,000 project. Dedication of the memorial is planned for Memorial Day 2017. For more information, visit the 5th Marines Vietnam Memorial website.
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