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Quantico National Cemetery in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sixth Marine Division

 
 
Sixth Marine Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
1. Sixth Marine Division Marker
Inscription.
Presidential Unit Citation
Okinawa 1945
Dedicated 1995

 
Erected 1995 by Sixth Marine Division Association.
 
Location. 38° 32.512′ N, 77° 21.662′ W. Marker is in Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Quantico Drive. Click for map. This marker is on the Quantico National Cemetery Memorial Trail, located near the center of the cemetery grounds. 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. Purple Heart Memorial (here, next to this marker); First Marine Division Association Memorial (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Commonwealth of Virginia Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Servicemen and Women Held Prisoner by Terrorists Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Edson's Raiders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The ‘Striking Sixth’ Memorial (about 400 feet away); Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Quantico National Cemetery.
 
More about this marker.
Sixth Marine Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
2. Sixth Marine Division Marker
This marker is the second Memorial on the Quantico National Cemetery Memorial Trail. This marker was placed to honor the Sixth Marine Division and unveiled on 5 October, 1995. This is the first of two "Striking Sixth" Memorials honoring the Division which won the Presidential Unit Citation for its action on Okinawa during World War II. Links to other markers along the Quantico National Cemetery Memorial Trail are provided in the Related Markers section below.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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