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Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial

 
 
Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker - East Face image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
1. Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker - East Face
Inscription. (East face): We dedicate this memorial to the memory of the men of “The Fighting Fourth”
31 May, 1993

3298 Killed
14,424 Wounded
Fourth Marine Division Association in World War II

(North face): Fourth Marine Division World War II

Major Pacific Island campaigns against the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater

Roi-Namur Island
Saipan Island
Tinian Island
Iwo Jima Island

Semper Fidelis

(West face): Fourth Marine Division activated 16 August, 1943 – Camp Pendleton, California

Departed Sand Diego, California 15 January, 1944 for combat against Japanese in Pacific Theater

Operated from Maui, Hawaii February 1944 thru March 1945 with combat invasions on Japanese held islands of Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.

Division returned to Camp Pendleton, California and deactivated 24
Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker - North Face image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
2. Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker - North Face
November 1945

(South face): Awards
12 Medal of Honor
111 Navy Cross
4 Distinguished Service Medal
646 Silver Star
53 Legion of Merit
36 Distinguished Flying Cross
57 Navy Marine Corps Medal
2517 Bronze Star
103 Air Medal
17,722 Purple Heart
2 Presidential Unit Citation
1 Navy Unit Citation
 
Erected 1993 by Fourth Marine Division Association in World War II.
 
Location. 38° 32.439′ N, 77° 21.677′ W. Marker is in Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Quantico Drive. Click for map. 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. The ‘Striking Sixth’ Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Edson's Raiders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker - West Face image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
3. Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker - West Face
line); Commonwealth of Virginia Memorial (about 400 feet away); U.S. Servicemen and Women Held Prisoner by Terrorists Memorial (about 400 feet away); Purple Heart Memorial (about 400 feet away); Sixth Marine Division (about 400 feet away); First Marine Division Association Memorial (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Purple Heart Memorial (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Quantico National Cemetery.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the Quantico National Cemetery Memorial Trail. Links to other markers along the Memorial Trail are provided in the Related Markers section below.
 
Related markers.
Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker - South Face image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
4. Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker - South Face
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.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Fighting Fourth of World War II Official Website. (Submitted on November 14, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Official Website of the 4th Marine Division. (Submitted on November 14, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
5. Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker
Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
6. Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker
Roi-Namur image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
7. Roi-Namur
Marshall Islands
31 Jan 1944
8 Feb 1944
Saipan image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
8. Saipan
Marshall Islands
15 Jun 1944
9 Jul 1944
Tinian image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
9. Tinian
Mariana Islands
24 Jul 1944
1 Aug 1944
Iwo Jima image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
10. Iwo Jima
Volcano Islands
19 Feb 1945
16 Mar 1945
Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
11. Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial Marker
 
 
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