Vallejo in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Fourth Marine Division Memorial
Fourth Marine Division
1943 thru 1945
"Where Uncommon Valor Was a Common Virtue"
Dedicated by the Ray Marine Chapter #31 of
The Fourth Marine Division Association
Erected by The Ray Marine Chapter #31 of Northern California and the Fourth Marine Division Association.
Location. 38° 5.883′ N, 122° 16.249′ W. Marker is in Vallejo, California, in Solano County. Marker is on Eighth Street west of Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vallejo CA 94592, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. German Marder and Torpedo (within shouting distance of this marker); A Large Carved Eagle (Wood) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Peter's Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); Mansion Gallery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vallejo As State Capital (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. ¾ mile away); The Alibi Clock (approx. ¾ mile away); Empress Theater (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vallejo.
More about this marker. The memorial is towards the back of the small park by Farragut Plaza on Mare Island.
Also see . . . Division History. ...no division participated in more violent combat than did the Fourth. In 63 days it saw more action than did many units during months of jungle fighting, or in long campaigns in Italy and France. Every day was its own bloody battle, and every acre of Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima was its own battlefield. The Fourth set something of a record in making four beachheads - - all of them bitterly opposed - - in less than 13 months. And if men escaped the discomfort of steaming jungles and the plagues of insects and disease, they were not so fortunate where enemy bullets were concerned. Sixty-three days of merciless but futile enemy opposition accounted for probably the highest casualty rate of any Marine division. During the four operations in which the Division was engaged, a total of 81,718 men saw action one or more times. (This is a combined figure of totals (Submitted on December 12, 2015.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 185 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.