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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Landing Craft Support Ships

 
 
Landing Craft Support Ships Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
1. Landing Craft Support Ships Marker
Inscription.
This Oak planted as a Memorial
to the WWII sailors who manned the
U.S. Navy
Landing Craft Support Ships.
Was Dedicated By
The National Association
of USS LCS(L) 1-130
On 26 August 1994.

"We were the Mighty Midgets...
The small ships that cast big shadows"

 
Location. 38° 52.637′ N, 77° 4.444′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Farragut / Wilson Drive near Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located In Arlington National Cemetery Section 46, with a Memorial Willow Oak Tree. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnamese Rangers and Their American Ranger Advisors (here, next to this marker); Merrill's Marauders (a few steps from this marker); U. S. Army Reserves (a few steps from this marker); U.S. War Correspondent (a few steps from this marker); Exercise Tiger Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Canadian Cross of Sacrifice (within shouting distance of
Landing Craft Support Ships Marker and Willow Oak Memorial Tree image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
2. Landing Craft Support Ships Marker and Willow Oak Memorial Tree
this marker); American Special Operations Forces (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  The Landing Craft, Support (Large). class of amphibious warfare ships were used by the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific. They were primarily used for close support before landing forces on beaches. They also performed radar picket duty and fire fighting. They were nicknamed the "Mighty Midgets". (Submitted on January 4, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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