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Capitol Hill in Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Lucie County

Florida World War II Memorial

 
 
St. Lucie County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
1. St. Lucie County Marker
Inscription.  
St. Lucie County

United States Naval Amphibious Training Base - Fort Pierce
commissioned 26 January 1943
as an “Invasion Cradle”
training a joint force in amphibious warfare.

Beaches of St. Lucie County
matched heavy surf conditions
during invasions of fortress Europe and the Pacific Theatre.

Over 140,00 men trained under Capt. C. Gulbranson,
whose motto was “One Force, One Fight, One Foe.”

U.S. Naval Amphibious Training Base - Fort Pierce
trained scouts and raiders.

Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDU),
Underwater Demolition (UDT) Teams,
Beach Battalions, Attack Boat
and Amphibious Truck Crews (DUKW) and Sea Bees,”

Decommissioned 2 February 1946

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 30° 26.264′ N, 84° 17.069′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. It is in Capitol Hill. Memorial is on South Bronough Street, 0.1 miles West Pensacola Avenue
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, on the right when traveling south. Marker located in front of the R. A. Gray Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 S Bronough Street, Tallahassee FL 32399, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Putnam County (here, next to this marker); Sarasota County (here, next to this marker); Palm Beach County (here, next to this marker); Pinellas County (here, next to this marker); Orange County (here, next to this marker); Sumter County (here, next to this marker); Okaloosa County (here, next to this marker); Taylor County (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Also see . . .  State of Florida Veterans’ Memorials. (Submitted on November 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Fort Pierce, Florida. image. Click for more information.
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2. U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Fort Pierce, Florida.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website entry
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St. Lucie County Marker (left) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
3. St. Lucie County Marker (left)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   2. submitted on November 18, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on November 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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