Eagle Crest man now president of the Seagoing Marine association
‘We have to have ourselves remembered’
Soldiers of the Sea monument
The Soldiers of the Sea monument honors seagoing Marines who
were detached on Naval warships from 1775 to 1998. It stands at the
Marine Corps Heritage Center in Triangle, Va.
Charles Sanford enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at
the age of 17, after seeing a John Wayne war movie. Today, he is
president of the United States Seagoing Marine Association.
The United States Seagoing Marine Association has placed plaques
on more than 20 Naval warships on which U.S. Marines were assigned
from 1775 to 1998.