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First Marine Division

 
 
First Marine Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 15, 2010
1. First Marine Division Marker
Inscription.
First Marine Division was founded aboard USS TEXAS (BB 35)
when a directive was read on the ship’s
fantail redesignating 1st Marine Brigade on
1 February 1941
while the battleship was flagship for
Caribbean amphibious exercises.

Renowned for valor in battle from its legendary action at Guadalcanal
through the arduous Pacific campaigns of World War II,
the First Marine Division established a tradition of courage and tenacity
sustained through combat in Korea, Vietnam and subsequent conflicts.
“Semper Fidelis”
This plaque is presented to the Battleship Texas
this first day of February 1991
by the First Marine Division Association
in honor of her historical participation
in the birth of the First Marine Division.

 
Erected 1991 by the First Marine Division Association.
 
Location. 29° 45.377′ N, 95° 5.391′ W. Marker is in LaPorte, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Battlefield Road 2 miles north of Pasadena Freeway (Texas Route 225). Click for map. Marker is mounted forward of the brow near Turret No. 3 on the main deck of the Battleship Texas, presently berthed in a cove
Battleship <i>Texas</i> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 15, 2010
2. Battleship Texas
off the Houston Ship Channel at the northwest corner of San Jacinto State Park. Marker is in this post office area: La Porte TX 77571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Texas (a few steps from this marker); Issaac L. Jaques (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Twin Sisters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Surrender of Santa Anna (approx. 0.2 miles away); De Zavala Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Jacinto Battleground Park (approx. ¼ mile away); San Jacinto Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lynchburg Town Ferry (approx. one mile away).
 
Also see . . .  First Marine Division. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. U.S. Marine Corps; 1st MarDiv; "The Old Breed"
 
Categories. HeroesWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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