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Merchant Marine Monument

 
 
Merchant Marine Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
1. Merchant Marine Monument Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to all Merchant Marine Seaman

Members of the U.S. Merchant Marines serving world wide aboard
U.S. Flag cargo ships during World War II suffered a greater
percentage of war-related deaths than did all of the
nation’s regular armed forces combined.

The Merchant Marine Seaman suffered losses of 3.4%
Of the over 200,000 serving, with 6,798 killed.
The total of all other armed services suffered losses of 1.78%.

We were granted U.S. Armed Forces Veteran status January 19, 1986.
National Maritime Day is May 22nd.

 
Erected 1998 by Members of the Sacramento Valley Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV), their families and friends. This Chapter was founded 2/1/91.
 
Location. 38° 34.805′ N, 121° 30.428′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Capital Mall near Front Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the American Merchant Marines Monument, at the entrance to the River Front Promenade. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Merchant Marine Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
2. Merchant Marine Monument
Marker is located at base of Anchor
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacramento’s Maritime Heritage (here, next to this marker); The United States Merchant Marine (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento 1863 – 1867 (here, next to this marker); “Cobblestone” Ballast (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento 1914 – 1942 (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento – 1964 (here, next to this marker); USS Sacramento (PG-19) (here, next to this marker); The Interurban Railroad Lines (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Regarding Merchant Marine Monument. Also see all Maritime "Near By" markers for additional information.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyMilitaryWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Merchant Marine Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
3. Merchant Marine Monument
Looking Southeast
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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