National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) APPROVES Stone for Memorial Walkway


After years of hard work, On September 15, 2016 TACAMO Community Veterans Association received approval to place a memorial headstone for TACAMOPAC Crew 4 in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). The TACAMOPAC Crew 4 memorial stone will be laid on hallowed ground alongside unit and ship memorial stones that line the walkway to an absolute spectacular view on the Punchbowl’s crater rim lookout overlooking Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head and the vast Pacific Ocean. Close to 40 years after Crew 4 perished, we will be dedicating both the Punchbowl memorial stone and the Crew 4 granite plaque (currently in VQ3 spaces, Tinker AFB) early next year in a special memorial ceremony on the Punchbowl’s crater rim lookout. We are humbled and truly honored to properly lay to rest our fallen brothers. The Crew 4 granite plaque will be flown out to Wake Island after the 2017 TCVA Oklahoma City reunion were it will hang in Wake Island’s Base Operations building.

Details on the memorial service will be transmitted via social media when the details have been coordinated.

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