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Mount Carmel in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gen. James M. Gavin

1907-1990

 
 
Gen. James M. Gavin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Merlavage
1. Gen. James M. Gavin Marker
Inscription.  US Army officer; he rose to lieutenant general, 1955. Military tactician & strategist of airborne operations and limited wars. In World War II a paratrooper, regimental & division commander, 82nd Airborne Division; was in Sicily, Salerno, Normandy, Holland invasions.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
Location. 40° 47.883′ N, 76° 24.805′ W. Marker is in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and Oak Street, on the right when traveling east on 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Carmel PA 17851, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whistler Mother Painting in Bronze (approx. 4.1 miles away); Ashland Boys’ Association (approx. 4.1 miles away); 1940 Chevrolet Fire Truck (approx. 7.3
Gen. James M. Gavin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Merlavage
2. Gen. James M. Gavin Marker
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miles away); Swimming Hole (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Newest Old Covered Bridge (approx. 7.3 miles away); Grand Carousel (approx. 7.3 miles away); a different marker also named Grand Carousel (approx. 7.3 miles away); Knoebel's Wurlitzer 165 Organ (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. General James Gavin. General Gavin grew up in Mt. Carmel to adoptive parents. His military service was closely tied to the evolution of airborne troops during World War II. (Submitted on December 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Gen. James M. Gavin - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. James Gavin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. MarkerQuest - Gen. James M. Gavin. An overview of the life and career of General Gavin. (Submitted on October 27, 2021, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Memorial to General Gavin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Merlavage
3. Memorial to General Gavin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bill Merlavage of Cumberland, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,676 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bill Merlavage of Cumberland, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022