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Operation Redwing Memorial by voider00 Operation Redwing Memorial by voider00
This is the Cupertino Veterans Memorial in Cupertino CA. The two cast iron statues is of Matthew Axelson and James Suh, natives of the area.

Operation Redwing was the largest loss of special operation members since the Battle of Mogadishu until the recent 2011 Chinook shootdown in Afghanistan.
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SawStudios Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for posting this, lest we ever forget the sacrifices made by the few, for the many
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Actually reading a great book on this op now. [link]
The op was oficially called "Operation Red Wings" named after the hockey team.

May have to find my way out west and pay a visit to this memorial. Important stuff!
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voider00 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Yeah, I heard it was called that, but it also goes by Redwing, Red Wing, Redwings and Red Wings. Meh, it was called "Operation Redwing" on the plaque.

Well, you can, but this is a really small memorial, unfortunately.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's not the size of the memorial, but the size of the courage and dedication it commemorates. ;)
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voider00 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Well, I feel its not located in the best of areas. The location is infested with Canadian geese who shit all over the memorial and a lot of the locals ignore the whole thing being a memorial and jump and whatnot on the statues and and use their bmx bikes and skate boards to grind on the elevated areas. I really want to just smack them over the heads when I see stuff like that.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, kids have no fucking respect. ;/

The more I read about this op, the more tragic it becomes. So much went wrong even before boots hit the ground...
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