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Triangle in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Basic School, Class 5-69

Echo Company

— November 19, 1968 - April 16, 1969 —

 
 
The Basic School, Class 5-69 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
1. The Basic School, Class 5-69 Marker
Inscription.  
To our fallen Marines…You have done your duty. To honor you is ours. Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each Marine who died protecting it. — Unknown

Dedicated to the memory of our classmates, our friends, our brothers, and our heroes. As United States Marine Corps officers, they made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country in the Republic of Vietnam.
Semper Fidelis
[Always Faithful]

2ndLt James Brian McGarry, L/3/3, 17 Sep 1969 • 2ndLt John Price Pickett, G/2/7, 13 Oct 1969 • 1stLt Henry Porter Rathmell, 1st Recon, 12 Apr 1970

It is not the young man who misses the days he does not know. It is the living who bear the pain of those missed days.
— Marcus Aurelius

 
Erected 2020.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 38° 32.494′ N, 77° 20.557′ W. Marker is in
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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 Basic School Class 3-69 (here, next to this marker); 2d Recon Bn (here, next to this marker); 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion (here, next to this marker); Marine Corps Mustang Association (here, next to this marker); Marine Corps Musicians Association (here, next to this marker); CO - Major John Antonelli (here, next to this marker); Bravo Company (here, next to this marker); "Freedoms Flying Memorial" (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Triangle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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