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Marine Corps Memorial

 
 
Marine Corps Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 4, 2022
1. Marine Corps Memorial
Inscription.  
Erected in memory of
First Marine Aviation Force
by members of
First Marine Aviation Force
Veterans Association
November 13, 1948

In memory of
Roy S. Geiger
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps (General deceased)
First Commanding Officer
Marine Flying Field, Miami, Florida
World War I – 1918


 
Erected 1948 by First Marine Aviation Force Veterans Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 25° 48.958′ N, 80° 17.184′ W. Marker is in Miami Springs, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Memorial is at the intersection of Curtiss Parkway and Deer Run, in the median on Curtiss Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami FL 33166, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lua Curtiss House I (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eastern Airlines Flight 401 (approx. Ό mile away); Lua Curtiss House II (approx. 0.3 miles away); Millard-McCarty House (approx.
Marine Corps Memorial detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 4, 2022
2. Marine Corps Memorial detail
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0.6 miles away); G. Carl Adams House (approx. 0.6 miles away); NW 36th Street Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); La Peρa Versailles (approx. 4.1 miles away); Amelia Earhart Final Take Off (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marine Corps Memorial. More details on Geiger's military career, including his creation of a military flight school on land leased from Glenn Curtiss, developer of Country Club Estates (later Miami Springs). (City of Miami Springs) (Submitted on March 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Roy Geiger. Wikipedia entry on the pioneering pilot, who flew in both world wars and was the first Marine Corps general to lead an army-sized force. (Submitted on March 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Marine Corps Memorial detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 4, 2022
3. Marine Corps Memorial detail
Plaque on the left side of the base.
Marine Corps Memorial detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 4, 2022
4. Marine Corps Memorial detail
Plaque on the right side of the base.
Gen. Roy Stanley Geiger (1885-1947) image. Click for full size.
U.S. Marine Corps (public domain)
5. Gen. Roy Stanley Geiger (1885-1947)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 14, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Mar. 31, 2023