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Dedicated to Force Reconnaissance and Special Operations Marines, Corpsmen and Their Families

 
 
Dedicated to Force Reconnaissance and Special Operations Marines, Corpsmen and Their Families Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
1. Dedicated to Force Reconnaissance and Special Operations Marines, Corpsmen and Their Families Marker
Inscription.  Forged during WWII, Marine Reconnaissance began in the Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion Fleet Marine Force, which made 200-night landings in small groups preceding all major amphibious landings in the Pacific Theater. Intelligence from these landings saved many lives. Relegated to company size during the intervening years Force Reconnaissance Companies were established in June 1957 and were the primary reconnaissance resource within the Fleet Marine Force for the next 53 years. In 2006, Marine Force Reconnaissance Companies were deactivated. The Marines and equipment were sent to form new units in the Marine Corps Forces, special Operations Command and Marine Special Operations Battalions in Vietnam, and later in Iraq, Africa and Afghanistan. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance personnel carried on the rich traditions of their World War II predecessors. This monument is gratefully dedicated to Reconnaissance Marines, Corpsmen and their families, past, present and future.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, VietnamWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1957.
 
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38° 32.49′ N, 77° 20.604′ W. Marker is in Triangle, Virginia, in Prince William County. Memorial can be reached from Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south of Joplin Road (Virginia Route 619), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Quantico VA 22134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tank Infantry Team (a few steps from this marker); 2nd AmTrac Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Marines and Corpsmen (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Bn 4th Marines Memorial Trail Segment (within shouting distance of this marker); No Sacrifice Forgotten (within shouting distance of this marker); 'Staff Sergeant Reckless' (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 7 December 1941 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Triangle.
 
Dedicated to Force Reconnaissance and Special Operations Marines, Corpsmen and Their Families Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
2. Dedicated to Force Reconnaissance and Special Operations Marines, Corpsmen and Their Families Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Apr. 12, 2024