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Smedberg Gate

 
 
Smedberg Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 29, 2018
1. Smedberg Gate Marker
Inscription.  The Smedberg Gate, sponsored by the USNA Class of 1958, honors Vice Admiral William R. Smedberg, III, USN, USNA Class of 1926, who served as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from 1956 to 1958. His inspirational leadership was the catalyst for the creation of the Navy - Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The facility honors USNA graduates and members of our Armed Forces who have served in America's wars and conflicts since the Revolutionary War. As you pass through this gate, you will see arches, panels and plaques honoring particular wars, campaigns, USNA Classes, Armed Forces units and individuals. The Stadium's facade facing the athletic field records many of our country's historic battles. All remembrances honor a proud legacy of service to our nation. May those who enter here to witness Midshipmen athletic contests and Brigade events depart with Vice Admiral Smedberg's sense of duty, honor and loyalty to country.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationMilitarySports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
Location. 38° 59.028′ N, 76° 30.355′ 
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W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Taylor Avenue (Maryland Route 435) north of Melrose Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This thirty-two pounder iron cannon barrel (here, next to this marker); Non Sibi Sed Patriae (a few steps from this marker); Class of 1956 Memorial Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Evoking Our Naval Heritage Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Stephens Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Alumni Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Angels (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Who was Henry Davis? (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Smedberg Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 29, 2018
2. Smedberg Gate Marker
Smedberg Gate Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 29, 2018
3. Smedberg Gate Plaque
Across the gate is the additional plaque reading:
Smedberg Gate

made possible by the generosity of the

Class of 1958

in memory of
Vice Admiral William R. Smedberg III, USN
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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