Marine Spouses and Children Memorial
the great sacrifice endured by
all spouses and children
who lost their beloved Marine
on the field of battle
And in memory of
1st Lt Robert T. Wood, USMCR
KIA 13 May 1970
Quang Nam Province RVN
★ Semper Fidelis ★
[★ Always Faithful ★]
Faith Grown Real
I said that I believed–not hard to say
When all about me bloomed a summer day.
When life was all aglow with warmth and light,
Small wonder that my faith waxed gay and bright;
For all who could doubt a God who made the flowers
And filled each sunny day with happy hours?
But one day I awoke to find the snow
Had covered all my world. I didn't know
That life could be so cold or skies so grey.
The sun and God were hidden quite away
And faith was dead–nor any shallow prayer
I might have said could ever make it fair.
As surely as the flowers had bloomed
But yesterday, so was my fine faith doomed.
Barren and brown it lay, a lifeless thing–
There came a day when winter's snows were past
And there I found my faith grown real at last.
–Helen Lowrie Marshall
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, Vietnam.
Location. 38° 32.49′ N, 77° 20.563′ 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 Basic School (here, next to this marker); Hotel Company, The Basic School (here, next to this marker); Company H (here, next to this marker); 9th Engineer Battalion (here, next to this marker); 263 Squadron (here, next to this marker); November Company (here, next to this marker); "Freedoms Flying Memorial" (here, next to this marker); Bravo Company (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 51 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.