La Porte in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Marine Division
when a directive was read on the ship’s
fantail redesignating 1st Marine Brigade on
1 February 1941
while the battleship was flagship for
Caribbean amphibious exercises.
Renowned for valor in battle from its legendary action at Guadalcanal
through the arduous Pacific campaigns of World War II,
the First Marine Division established a tradition of courage and tenacity
sustained through combat in Korea, Vietnam and subsequent conflicts.
This plaque is presented to the Battleship Texas
this first day of February 1991
by the First Marine Division Association
in honor of her historical participation
in the birth of the First Marine Division.
Erected 1991 by the First Marine Division Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1941.
Location. 29° 45.377′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Porte TX 77571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Texas (a few steps from this marker); Sherman's Camp (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain William Wood (about 800 feet away); Freeman Wilkinson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Isaac L. Jaques (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twin Sisters (approx. 0.2 miles away); The B.R. Brigham Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burleson's Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
Also see . . . First Marine Division. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. U.S. Marine Corps; 1st MarDiv; "The Old Breed"
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