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Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Rhode Island Marine Memorial

 
 
Rhode Island Marine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. Rhode Island Marine Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
Since 1775 the United States Marines have
served our nation in peace and war
-------------------
Semper Fidelis

These marines continue to be true
to these words.
Cpl. Rick R. Crudale – West Warwick • Sgt. Timothy R. Giblin – North Providence • Cpl. Edward S. Iacovino, Jr. – Warwick • PFC. Thomas A. Julian – Middletown • Cpl. Davis C. Massa – Warren •
1st Lt. Jeffrey R. Scharver – Barrington • Cpl. Thomas A. Shipp – Woonsocket •
Cpl. James F. Silvia – Middletown •
Cpl. Edward Soares, Jr. – Tiverton • Cpl. Stephen E. Spencer – Portsmouth

In memory of these Rhode Island Marines
who sacrificed their lives in Lebanon and Grenada

“Lest we forget that peace has a price”

Lebanon
1983
Grenada

Monument reverse :
Semper Fidelis

 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 41° 29.347′ N, 71° 19.024′ W. Marker
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is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on America’s Cup Avenue (Rhode Island Route 138A) south of Long Wharf, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Perotti Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rochambeau's Army in Rhode Island (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buliod-Perry House (about 800 feet away); Perry (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Coddington House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seaman's Church Institute of Newport (approx. 0.2 miles away); 79 Thames Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rhode Island Slave History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eisenhower Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
Additional commentary.
1. The Marines in Lebanon and Grenada
On October 23, 1983 a joint US/French barracks of soldiers on a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon were attacked by a suicide truck bomb. A total of 305 persons were killed (241 US soldiers, 58 French soldiers and six civilians of various nationalities). Nine of the Rhode Island Marines on this memorial died in that attack, one of the first Islamist attacks on US targets.
1st Lt. Jeffrey R. Scharver had been on his way to join the contingent of Marines in Beirut, but after the attack there he and
Rhode Island Marine Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Rhode Island Marine Memorial
his group were diverted to the area of Grenada in order to participate in the US counter-Communism related invasion there on October 25, 1983. 1st Lt. Scharver died while piloting a helicopter that was shot down by enemy forces while he attempted to assist in the rescue of other downed pilots in St. George's Bay.
    — Submitted August 26, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.
 
Marker in Newport image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. Marker in Newport
Back of Marine Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. Back of Marine Memorial
Rhode Island Marine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2012
5. Rhode Island Marine Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,090 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on August 26, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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