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Uniontown in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Choosing A Career

 
 
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By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
1. Choosing A Career Marker
Inscription.  On August 28, 1899, Uniontown was lined with American flags and red, white and blue bunting to welcome home Company C, 10th Pa. Regiment from the Philippines and the Spanish-American War. The return of Company C was Marshall's "first great emotional reaction" and sealed his future. "...the impressions of that period, particularly of that parade, had a determining effect on my choice of a profession.” On February 3, 1902, in Uniontown, Marshall was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Army.

(Photo Caption): News dispatches and letters home from the Philippines electrified the town. The world seemed to grow smaller. Before departing Uniontown in April 1898, Co. C paraded down Main Street.
 
Erected 2003 by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KCVO, ADC; Friends of Marshall.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American. A significant historical date for this entry is February 3, 1902.
 
Location. 39° 54.026′ N, 79° 43.836′ W. Marker is in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from West Main
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By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
2. Choosing A Career Marker
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Street (Business U.S. 40) east of North Mount Vernon Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in the George C. Marshall Memorial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Uniontown PA 15401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Sense Of History (here, next to this marker); "I Sat In Front…" (a few steps from this marker); The Middle Years (a few steps from this marker); George and Friends (a few steps from this marker); Plan "Without Hysteria" (a few steps from this marker); A Solid Foundation (within shouting distance of this marker); Europe First, Then Japan (within shouting distance of this marker); A Citizens' Army (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uniontown.
 
Regarding Choosing A Career. Marker is one in a series chronicling the life of George Marshall along a walking path through the Memorial Plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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