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They also serve who only stand and wait.

John Milton, poet, 1608-1674

 
 
They also serve who only stand and wait. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, August 27, 2022
1. They also serve who only stand and wait. Marker
Inscription.  Up these steps and about 200 feet away lies a World War II bunker. Soldiers spent thousands of hours there, watching for an attack that never came.

Four soldiers operated this "base-end-observation station," working 12- or 24-hour shifts. Unlike soldiers who fought enemies across the ocean and in Europe, these watchmen battled against boredom and frustration.

They honed their skills by tracking everything that moved on the water. Occasionally, they would mistake a whale for an enemy submarine, sending surrounding Fort Rosecrans into high alert with a false alarm.
 
Erected by Cabrillon National Monument, National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 32° 40.407′ N, 117° 14.508′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Cabrillo Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Army Radio Station (a few steps from this marker); Harbor Lights
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army Radio Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Civilian Conservation Corps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Point Loma Lighthouse (about 400 feet away); Old Point Loma Lighthouse (about 400 feet away); Point Loma - The Early Years (about 400 feet away); The Bayside Trail (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
They also serve who only stand and wait. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, August 27, 2022
2. They also serve who only stand and wait. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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