Quantico National Cemetery in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Sixth Marine Division
Erected 1995 by Sixth Marine Division Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
Location. 38° 32.512′ N, 77° 21.662′ W. Marker is in Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Quantico Drive. This marker is on the Quantico National Cemetery Memorial Trail, located near the center of the cemetery grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Triangle VA 22172, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Purple Heart Memorial (here, next to this marker); First Marine Division Association Memorial (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Commonwealth of Virginia Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Servicemen and Women Held Prisoner by Terrorists MemorialEdson's Raiders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The ‘Striking Sixth’ Memorial (about 400 feet away); Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quantico National Cemetery.
More about this marker. This marker is the second Memorial on the Quantico National Cemetery Memorial Trail. This marker was placed to honor the Sixth Marine Division and unveiled on 5 October, 1995. This is the first of two "Striking Sixth" Memorials honoring the Division which won the Presidential Unit Citation for its action on Okinawa during World War II. Links to other markers along the Quantico National Cemetery Memorial Trail are provided in the Related Markers section below.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,179 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.