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Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Alligator Marines

Semper Fidelis

 
 
Alligator Marines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 7, 2015
1. Alligator Marines Marker
Inscription. This marker is dedicated to the Alligator Marines of the 2nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion who served in World War II

They participated in action against the enemy on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa

1942 - 1945

May all who visit this site remember the valor and fortitude of those Marines, and the loss of those valiant comrades who did not return
 
Erected by Various donors listed on separate plaque.
 
Location. 33° 13.095′ N, 117° 23.916′ W. Marker is in Camp Pendleton, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Boat Basin Road just north of Harbor Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camp Pendleton CA 92055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Retreat Hell! (approx. ¾ mile away); Remember Pearl Harbor (approx. ¾ mile away); Boys of '45 (approx. ¾ mile away); Andrew Jackson Myers (approx. 1.8 miles away); Oceanside Pier (approx. 1.8 miles away); El Camino Real Bell (approx. 3.1 miles away); Walled Garden (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mission San Luís Rey de Francia (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camp Pendleton.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Alligator Marines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 7, 2015
2. Alligator Marines Marker
Sign on nearby Amphibious Tractor museum wall. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 7, 2015
3. Sign on nearby Amphibious Tractor museum wall.
We the Amtrackers of today, do hereby dedicate this museum to the Amtrackers of the past in order to preserve their legacy of valor for generations of "Alligator Marines" yet to come.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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