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Near Triangle in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Iron Mike

 
 
Iron Mike Marker - Northwest Face image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 2, 2007
1. Iron Mike Marker - Northwest Face
Inscription.
(Northwest face)
1775 Semper Fidelis 1918
In memory of the Officers and Men of the
6th Machine Gun Battalion
United States Marines
who gave their lives for their Country
in the World War in 1918.


(West face)
             1775 Semper Fidelis 1918
In memory of the Officers and Men of the
                       6th Regiment
                United States Marines
    who gave their lives for their Country
              in the World War in 1918.

(Southwest face)
             1775
Iron Mike Marker - West Face image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 2, 2007
2. Iron Mike Marker - West Face
Semper Fidelis 1918
In memory of the Officers and Men of the
                        5th Regiment
                United States Marines
    who gave their lives for their Country
             in the World War in 1918.

(South face)
 Commissioned and Donated
                       by
Patrick F. Taylor, Cpl, USMCR
     New Orleans, Lousiana
 
Erected by Patrick F. Taylor, Cpl, USMCR, of New Orleans, LA.
 
Location. 38° 32.654′ N, 77° 20.514′ W. Marker is near
Iron Mike Marker - Southwest Face image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 2, 2007
3. Iron Mike Marker - Southwest Face
Triangle, Virginia, in Prince William County. Click for map. Marker is located near the front of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. It is located in the Southwest corner of the parking lot, to the left as you are looking at the museum. Marker is in this post office area: Triangle VA 22172, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. HMM-362 Ugly Angels Vietnam Memorial “Wing” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Once a Marine .... Always a Marine (about 300 feet away); Second Battalion, 4th Marines
Iron Mike Marker - South Face image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 2, 2007
4. Iron Mike Marker - South Face
(about 300 feet away); Soldiers of the Sea (about 300 feet away); Alfred Lerner (about 300 feet away); The King's Highway ~ The Potomac Path (about 400 feet away); Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune (about 400 feet away); The Kings Highway ~ Road to Yorktown (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Triangle.
 
Regarding Iron Mike. Iron Mike is a replica
Iron Mike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 2, 2007
5. Iron Mike Marker
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is in the background.
of "Crusading for Right", located in the Quantico Marine Corps Base, near the town of Quantico.
 
Also see . . .  Crusading for Right Marker. Includes a brief history of the original marker. (Submitted on October 4, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyMilitaryWar, World I
 
Iron Mike image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 2, 2007
6. Iron Mike
Iron Mike image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 2, 2007
7. Iron Mike
Name on statue's left foot image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 2, 2007
8. Name on statue's left foot
Le Val d'Osne is the foundry where the original statue was cast. Le Val d'Osne was located in Osne-Le-Val, in the so-called "iron triangle" in Champagne-Ardenne, located in the northeast of France, bordering Belgium.
Name on statue's right foot image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 2, 2007
9. Name on statue's right foot
Charles Raphael Peyre (France, 1872-1949) is the original statue's sculptor.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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