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Sebring in Highlands County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The U.S.S. Highlands (APA 119)

and Her Gallant Crew

 
 
The U.S.S. Highlands (APA 119) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 3, 2015
1. The U.S.S. Highlands (APA 119) Marker
Inscription.  
In honor of
The U.S.S. Highlands (APA 119)
and
Her Gallant Crew
For service in the Pacific during WWII

donated by
The Citizens of Highlands County
Dedicated
October 5, 1993

 
Erected 1993 by The Citizens of Highlands County.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 27° 29.558′ N, 81° 26.214′ W. Marker is in Sebring, Florida, in Highlands County. Memorial is on South Commerce Avenue south of South Orange Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located beside the walkway near the Highlands County Courthouse entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring FL 33870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sadie Kahn Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hendricks Field Memorial Park (approx. 5.9 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of Emil Billitz Sr. (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
The U.S.S. Highlands (APA 119) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 3, 2015
2. The U.S.S. Highlands (APA 119) Marker
(marker located at base of United States flag pole)

1. USS Highlands (APA-119) (Wikipedia). USS Highlands was a Haskell-class attack transport built and used by the US Navy in World War II. She was a Victory ship design, VC2-S-AP5. She was named after Highlands County, Florida, United States. Highlands received two battle stars for World War II service. On 11 June 1973 she was withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet and sent to the breaker's yard. All that remains of Highlands is her brass builder's plate. (Submitted on October 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. USS Highlands (APA-119). Highlands sailed with her task group 27 January 1945 via Eniwetok for Saipan, where she arrived 11 February. Five days later she sailed for Iwo Jima and commenced unloading on the beaches the morning of 19 February. For the next 6 days the transport unloaded troops and supplies during the day and retired under escort cover each night. (Submitted on October 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Battle of Iwo Jima (Wikipedia). The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Marine Corps and Navy landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during World War II. (Submitted on October 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Highlands County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 3, 2015
3. Highlands County Courthouse
(marker visible just left of walkway, at base of United States flag pole)
 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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