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Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Legacy

Admiral Chester Nimitz

 
 
Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 2, 2021
1. Legacy Marker
Inscription.  
In his biography of Nimitz, E.B. Potter wrote,

"In a sense Nimitz had spent his whole life preparing for the post of Commander in Chief Pacific. He was, probably as much as any commander in history, a self-created officer. Evidence suggests that, observing the qualities of commanders under whom he served, he conceived the image of an ideal officer and consciously molded himself to that image. Yet the raw material with which he began was never obliterated. Always discernible in his character and personality was his from the mercurial Nimitzes and from mother's family, the solid, hard-working Henkes."

These qualities of leadership allowed Nimitz to mold strong willed subordinates into one of the most effective fighting forces in history and lead them to victory over Japan.

"They knew him by reputation as an officer who had wielded enormous power without arrogance or ostentation, a forceful leader who had remained simple, friendly, and approachable while commanding millions of men."
-E.B. Potter

Caption: Caisson bearing Fleet Admiral Nimitz passing
Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 2, 2021
2. Legacy Marker
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a US Coast Guardsman, February 1966. (Official United States Navy Photograph)

 
Erected by Admiral Nimitz Gallery - National Museum of the War in the Pacific.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1966.
 
Location. 30° 16.33′ N, 98° 52.048′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 290) and North Washington Street. The marker is located northwest of the Admiral Nimitz Gallery which is a part of the National Museum of the Pacific War. There is an entrance fee to visit inside the museum but this marker is located on the outside grounds by the gift store. 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. Morale (here, next to this marker); Command Judgment (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to all Those Who Served 3rd Marine Division during WWII (a few steps from this marker); "Mahler Triplets" (a few steps from this marker); Selflessness (a few steps from this marker); Robert Elwood DeHart (a few steps from this marker); In honor of 1st Lt Robert Clifford Matteson, Sr.
The Legacy Marker along the path to the museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 2, 2021
3. The Legacy Marker along the path to the museum
(a few steps from this marker); Donald Raymond Harder (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. National Museum of the Pacific War (Submitted on May 1, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Mar. 30, 2023