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Hillsboro in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy

 
 
Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, May 5, 2009
1. Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy Marker
Inscription. Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U. S. Navy, pioneer in naval aviation and Commander of Naval Air Task Force 58, famed for its destruction of Japanese sea power in World War II, was born in Hillsboro, January 26, 1887. A 1910 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and the Naval Flying School, he served with dedicated purpose and distinguished achievement in a career that proved the effectiveness of naval aircraft carriers. As a result of his brilliant leadership, his indomitable fighting spirit, and his many conspicuous firsts in naval aviation, he was awarded many high decorations by the U. S. and foreign governments. Admiral Mitscher died February 3, 1947 and lies in the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery, always remembered and highly respected by all men of naval aviation.
 
Erected 1958 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 79.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 39.149′ N, 90° 21.165′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker is on Lake Street (State Highway 33/82) 0.1 miles west of Elm Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at a pull-off. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro WI 54634, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, May 5, 2009
2. Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy Marker
At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. African American Settlers of Cheyenne Valley (approx. mile away); Mt. Vernon Cemetery Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lost District (approx. 6.3 miles away); Elroy – Sparta State Trail (approx. 7.5 miles away); St. Patrick's (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named Elroy – Sparta State Trail (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Admiral Marc A. Mitscher. Naval Historical Center entry. (Submitted on May 7, 2009.) 

2. Marc Mitscher. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 7, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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