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

The Middle Years

 
 
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By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
1. The Middle Years Marker
Inscription.  George graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1901, and was soon in the Philippines leading troops. Marshall spent part of World War I at the side of Gen. John J. Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Force. His first wife, Elizabeth Coles Marshall, died in 1927. In the 1930s, Marshall transformed Army Infantry training and command tactics, headed several Civilian Conservation Corps camps, and remarried. He contemplated retirement. His wife Katherine worried that his "brilliant mind" was being wasted in secondary commands.

(Photo Caption): Assistant Commandant at Fort Benning, Ga., 1930-31: Lt. Col. Marshall is seated front row center. To his immediate right is Col. Joseph W. Stilwell. Major Omar Bradley stands, second from left. Both men played leading roles in World War II.
 
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: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 39° 54.032′ N, 79° 43.835′ 
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By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
2. The Middle Years Marker
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W. Marker is in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from West Main 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. "I Sat In Front…" (here, next to this marker); George and Friends (a few steps from this marker); Choosing A Career (a few steps from this marker); A Solid Foundation (a few steps from this marker); Plan "Without Hysteria" (a few steps from this marker); A Sense Of History (a few steps from this marker); George Catlett Marshall (a few steps from this marker); Europe First, Then Japan (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uniontown.
 
Regarding The Middle Years. Marker is one in a series chronicling the life of George Marshall along a walking path through the Memorial Plaza.
 
George C. Marshall Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
3. George C. Marshall Memorial Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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