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Hillsboro in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy

 
 
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By Keith L, May 5, 2009
1. Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy Marker
Inscription.  Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U. S. Navy, pioneer in naval aviation and Commander of Naval Air Task Force 58, famed for its destruction of Japanese sea power in World War II, was born in Hillsboro, January 26, 1887. A 1910 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and the Naval Flying School, he served with dedicated purpose and distinguished achievement in a career that proved the effectiveness of naval aircraft carriers. As a result of his brilliant leadership, his indomitable fighting spirit, and his many conspicuous firsts in naval aviation, he was awarded many high decorations by the U. S. and foreign governments. Admiral Mitscher died February 3, 1947 and lies in the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery, always remembered and highly respected by all men of naval aviation.
 
Erected 1958 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 79.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 26, 1751.
 
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By Keith L, May 5, 2009
2. Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, U.S. Navy Marker
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43° 39.149′ N, 90° 21.165′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker is on Lake Street (State Highway 33/82) 0.1 miles west of Elm Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker is at a pull-off. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro WI 54634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. African American Settlers of Cheyenne Valley (approx. ¼ mile away); Mt. Vernon Cemetery Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Geology of the 400 Trail (approx. 5.9 miles away); Towns made from this? (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Lost District (approx. 6.3 miles away); Wonewoc History (approx. 6.4 miles away); Elroy – Sparta State Trail (approx. 7½ miles away); St. Patrick's (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Also see . . .  Marc Mitscher. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 7, 2009.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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