This memorial was officially authorized by the 91st Congress of the United States of America on 14 October 1970. Its construction was made possible by Congressional appropriation and by the generous contributions of many individuals and organizations devoted to the preservation of heroic memories.Honor RollWilliam D. Arbuckle · Joseph Barta · Rudolf P. Bielka · Virgil C. Bigham · John E. Black · John Thomas "Jack" Blackburn · Pallas Franklin Brown · William Frank Brunner · F. T. Burgarin · George Chestnutt, Jr. · Lloyd Dale Clippard · Joseph Ucline Conner · John Reeves Crain · David Lloyd Crossett · Billy Rex Davis · Leroy Dennis · William E. Marshall · Douglas Dieckhoff · William Hugh Dosser · Vernon J. Eldsvig · Melvin Armour Gandre · Kenneth Mace Gift · Charles N. Gregorie · Herold A. Harveson · Clifford Dale Hill · Emery Lyle Houde · David G. Jackson · Leroy Henry Jones · William Arthur Juedes · John Louis Kaelin · Erik T. Kampmeyer, · Joseph N. Karabon · William H. Kent · George William La Rue · John G. Little, III · Kenneth Lee Lynch · Rudolph M. Martinez · Charles O. Michael · Marvin E. Miller · Donald C. Norman · Orris Nate Norman · Edwin N. Odgaard · Elmer Anthony Parker · Forrest Hubert Perry · James W. Phillips · Walter Howard Ponders · Frank Edward Reed · Ralph Edward Scott · Henson T. Shouse · George R. Smith · Robert Daniel Smith · Joseph Byron Sousley · Gerald Victor Strinez · Peter Tomich · Elmer Herbert Ulrich · Michael W. Villa · Vernado Wetrich · Glen Albert White
Dedicated Memorial Day 1972
Constructed under the direction of the U.S. Navy.
Secretary: John M. ChaffeeCommander-In-Chief Pacific Fleet - Admiral B.A. Clarey, USN · Commandants 14 Naval District - RADM T.B. Hayward, USN · RADM H.S. Morgan, Jr, USN
Construction Agency: Pacific Division
Naval Facilities Engineer - RADM S.R. Smith, CSC, USN · Officer-in-Charge of Construction CAPT L.G. Timberlake, CSC, USN · Architect-Engineer: Officer-in-Charge of Construction, Mid Pacific · Contractor: Kahaluu Construction Co., Inc.
"While we honor those who here gave their last full measure of devotion all of us hope and pray that the time will come when we no longer need to dedicate memorials to men who died in battle —- that we will dedicate memorials to those who live in peace —- to all nations and all men".
Frank G. Moss United States Senator-UtahGround Breaking-7 December 1971