Incident Summary:

08/22/2013: An explosive device placed near the Mingus Park Vietnam War Memorial detonated in Coos Bay, Oregon, United States. No one was injured in the blast and it is unknown if the memorial was damaged. Veterans for Non-Religious Memorials claimed responsibility for the incident. The group stated that they were against the existence of religious memorials and felt that they were offensive toward non-Christian families.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Coos Bay

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Mingus Park Vietnam War Memorial

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Mingus Park
Specific Description Vietnam War Memorial Cross
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Veterans United for Non-Religious Memorials Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Investigation Continues on Coos Bay IEDs,", September 20, 2013.
"Explosion at Mingus Park memorial prompts investigation," Coos Bay World, August 23, 2013.
"Letter claims responsibility for bombings, threatens further violence,", September 11, 2013.