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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amphibious Scouts and Raiders World War II

1942-1945

 

— "We led the way!" —

 
Amphibious Scouts and Raiders World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
1. Amphibious Scouts and Raiders World War II Marker
Inscription.  
Rendering of organizational insignia
1942 · We Led The Way · 1945

In memory of our fallen comrades who sacrified their lives in the service of their country while serving in the United States Navy and Army Amphibious Scouts and Raiders during World War II.

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
 
Location. 38° 52.868′ N, 77° 4.148′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is in Section 31 of the Cemetery, off Roosevelt Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Revolution American Red Maple (a few steps from this marker); WW II Glider Pilots (within shouting distance of this marker); 144th Army Postal Unit (within shouting distance of this marker); The 82nd Airborne Division Association (within
Amphibious Scouts and Raiders World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2016
2. Amphibious Scouts and Raiders World War II Marker
shouting distance of this marker); 104th Infantry Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil Air Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Marshal Sir John Dill (within shouting distance of this marker); 199th Light Infantry Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command. (Submitted on January 10, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1.
Though initially comprising Army as well as Navy personnel, the diverse Amphibious Scout and Raider units soon evolved into all-Navy organizations during WWII.
    — Submitted January 11, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.

 
Additional keywords. Naval Combat Demolition Teams, Underwater Demolition Teams, Naval Special Warfare
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,590 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 10, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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