Location: Honolulu at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, informally known as the Punchbowl. From the chapel, follow the path leading to the Honolulu overlook. The memorial is about 3/4 of the way up, on your right.
On June 8th, 2017, TACAMO Community Veterans Association (TCVA) dedicating a large granite monument honoring the TACAMO fallen and remembering TACAMOPAC Crew 4 in Honolulu, Hawaii at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, informally known as the Punchbowl.
TACAMOPAC Crew 4 perished off of Wake Island. Those 16 fine men that gave 'that last measure of devotion' to duty, honor and country.
Finally, TCVA have recognized the history, not only Crew 4's sacrifice, but the dedication the TACAMO community has shown over the past 50 plus years to the defense of our nation.
Etched on Memorial:
DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED THE TACAMO MISSION
IN MEMORY OF VQ 3 TACAMO CREW 4 WHO PERISHED OFF THE COAST OF WAKE ISLAND DURING A TACAMOPAC MISSION IN EC-130Q BUNO 156176 AT 2230 HOURS LOCAL ON JUNE 21, 1977
“Take Charge And Move Out = TACAMO”
A term coined for the mission… “To provide a mobile communications link in support of deployed strategic ballistic missile submarines”.
TACAMO Shipmates who have taken the time during Hawaiian vacations to visit and honor
TACAMOPAC Crew 4 & the TACAMO Fallen