The Naked Warrior

The Naked Warrior (HM27TB)

Location: Coronado, CA 92118 San Diego County
Buy California State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 32° 40.54', W 117° 10.147'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 30 views
Inscription

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.
Details
HM NumberHM27TB
Tags
Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum; The Navy SEAL Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
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
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)619, 858
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1975 Strand Way, Coronado CA 92118, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?