Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dedicated to all Those Who Served 3rd Marine Division during WWII
Fidelity, Valor, Honor
Components 3rd Marine Division (1942-1945)
3rd Marine Regiment
9th Marine Regiment
12th Marine Regiment
19th Marine Regiment
21st Marine Regiment
3rd Tank Battalion
Mission of 3rd Marine Division
Execute amphibious assault operations and other such operations
Bougainville; November, 1943
Participated in the fight against stiff and heavy enemy resistance
Returned to Guadalcanal
423 Marines killed and 1418 wounded
Guam; July, 1944
Captured over 60 square miles of territory and killed over 5,000 enemy soldiers
677 Marines killed, 3,626 wounded and 9 missing
Iwo Jima; February, 1945
Faced determined enemy resistance
Terrain heavily fortified by pillboxes, caves, etc. Progress was slow and casualties heavy during the first few days of fighting
1,131 killed in action and 4,438 wounded
Awarded the Presidential Unit Citation with 3 Bronze Stars Navy Unit Commendation Streamer with 1 Bronze Star
The 3rd Marine Division was deactivated
Later reactivated and participated in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm and the Global War on Terror
Donated with Pride, in honor of Raymond Calvert, USMC, 21st Marine Regiment
Erected by National Museum of the Pacific War.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
Location. 30° 16.324′ N, 98° 52.049′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 290) and North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located in the southwestern section of the WWII Veterans Memorial Courtyard which is a part of the National Museum of the Pacific War. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Mahler Triplets" (here, next to this marker); Selflessness (here, next to this marker); Command Judgment (here, next to this marker); No Fear of Hard Study (here, next to this marker); Morale (here, next to this marker); Legacy (a few steps from this marker); Nimitzplatz (a few steps from this marker); Early Life in Fredericksburg (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.