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Mt 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.
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 these topic lists: HeroesMilitaryWar, World II. 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° 47.915′ N, 76° 24.906′ W. Marker is in Mt Carmel, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of West Avenue (State Highway 54 / 61) and North Maple Street, on the right when traveling east on West Avenue. 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. 4.2 miles away); Ashland Boys’ Association (approx.
Gen. James M. Gavin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Merlavage
2. Gen. James M. Gavin Marker
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4.2 miles away); 1940 Chevrolet Fire Truck (approx. 7.2 miles away); Swimming Hole (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Newest Old Covered Bridge (approx. 7.2 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. 7.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Airborne Warfare. An expanded view of General Gavin's popular, and pointed, tactical assessment of airborne operations in modern combat. (Submitted on December 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 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.) 

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

4. James Gavin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. mount carmel coal region
 
Memorial to General Gavin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Merlavage
3. Memorial to General Gavin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bill Merlavage of Cumberland, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,581 times since then and 15 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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