Col. Mape Memorial Park
Mape Park, Dublin
Gary Johnson
Additional Info : VA-52

MAPE MEMORIAL PARK

COMMANDER JOHN “JACK” CLEMENT MAPE USN, WAS DUBLIN’S FIRST CASUALTY OF THE
VIETNAM WAR. A 40-YEAR OLD FATHER OF SEVEN, MAPE LIVED IN DUBLIN AND WAS STATIONED
IN ALAMEDA, CA. HE WAS ASSIGNED TO SQUADRON VA-52 OF THE USS TICONDEROGA IN
SEPTEMBER, 1965. AS COMMANDER, MAPE LED THE VA-52 ON A MISSION OVER HANOI. ON
THAT DAY, APRIL 13, 1966, HIS PLANE WAS HIT BY A SAM MISSLE. THERE WERE NO SURVIVORS.
JACK MAPE WAS A TRUE AMERICAN HERO, ONE OF DUBLIN’S FINEST.

DEDICATED AUGUST 23, 1997
BY THE CITY OF DUBLIN
AND
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER, E CLAMPUS VITUS