Yangtze Memorial

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Yangtze Memorial
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The Yangtze Memorial is a pre-War landmark in the Mojave Wasteland.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Yangtze Memorial honors the fallen of the Yangtze Campaign, a part of the 2073 invasion of the Chinese mainland that occurred as part of the Sino-American War. The intense fighting along the Yangtze River consumed many lives on both sides of the conflict, leading to this memorial being erected to honor American lives lost. The structure is damaged by elements and scavenging, but remains standing over two centuries after the nuclear holocaust. The names of the fallen remain visible on the faded stone. Few wastelanders remember the exact reason for the large cross being there. Now it's mostly used as a useful landmark for navigating the wasteland. At the present, it marks the edges of safe territory around Quarry Junction, after deathclaws took it over. The burial mounds and warning signs are a testament to the ferocity of the territorial reptiles.[1]

List of honored servicemen[edit | edit source]

Layout[edit | edit source]

The cross stands at the top of a hill providing a good view of the surrounding wasteland. There are three burial mounds at the edge of the cliff and several warning sides. The abandoned shack is to the northwest, providing a good amount of loot and a place to sleep.

Notable loot[edit | edit source]

  • The abandoned shack north of the memorial contains a fair amount of loot (see the article for details).
  • The burial mounds can be dug up with a shovel to yield random items.
  • There's a long-dead wastelander at the bottom of the warning sign by the cliff, with a duffle bag full of random loot.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The Yangtze Memorial is based on the 1954 version of the Mount Soledad cross erected near San Diego, California.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Yangtze Memorial appears in Fallout: New Vegas.

References

  1. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.383: "[4.07] Yangtze Memorial
    Most locals can't rightly remember the exact reason for the large cross on the hill northeast of Goodsprings [4.05], but it honors the fallen of the Yangtze Campaign after the Chinese invaded Alaska in 2066, and the United States fought back, deploying to the Chinese mainland in a long and bloody war that ended with the 2077 holocaust. There's a Hollowed-Out Rock here, and a warning of Deathclaws in the Quarry Junction [4.04] to the northeast. Northwest is an Abandoned Shack [4.S05] that's well worth checking out. Use the memorial as a landmark."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)