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In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C.

 
 
In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., February 9, 2008
1. In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C. Marker
Inscription.  

The first member of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish to give his life in the line of duty.
Mt. Fujiyama, Japan   2 September 1960
Plaque given by Marine Helicopter Sqd. 1

 
Erected 1960 by Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX) 1.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionMilitary. A significant historical date for this entry is September 2, 1960.
 
Location. 38° 32.6′ N, 77° 19.658′ W. Marker is in Triangle, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is in the entrance courtyard of Saint Francis of Assisi Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18825 Fuller Heights Road, 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. Quantico (approx. half a mile away); Iwo Jima (approx. half a mile away); G-3-1 (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Boys of '67 (approx. 0.7 miles away); 5th USMC Officers Basic Class 1948 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Molly Marine (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dedicated to The China Marine
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Kwanzan Cherry Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Triangle.
 
Regarding In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C..
Withold John Bacauskas lettered in football from 1947 to 1950 at Columbia University, New York. He continued playing and coaching during his military assignments at Camp Lejeune (1951), Pensacola NAS (1952), Edenton MCAF (player-coach, 1954) and again at Pensacola in 1956. He was later the guard coach for the Quantico Marine Base football teams during 1957 and 1958.
(Information courtesy of gocolumbialions.com and jarheadjocks.com)
 
Also see . . .  St. Francis of Assisi Church website. (Submitted on February 12, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Additional commentary.
1.
WJ Bacauskas was my father. He died when I was 18 months old. We were living at Quantico at the time. If you would like more information, feel free to contact me via note to the editor.
    — Submitted January 4, 2011, by Eve Bacauskas Michaels of Franklin, Massachusetts.
In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., February 9, 2008
2. In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C. Marker
 
In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., February 9, 2008
3. In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C. Marker
Major Withold J. Bacauskas' grave in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 48, 1202. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 12, 2017
4. Major Withold J. Bacauskas' grave in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 48, 1202.
Major Wit J. Bacauskas as guard coach for the Quantico Marines Football Team image. Click for full size.
1958
5. Major Wit J. Bacauskas as guard coach for the Quantico Marines Football Team
Major Wit Bacauskas (seen here as Captain) is in the center of this photo of coaches from the 1958 Quantico Marines football program. He is listed as the guard coach. (Photo courtesy of jarheadjocks.com)
Wit J. Bacauskas and his wife Cecile T. Bacauskas. image. Click for full size.
6. Wit J. Bacauskas and his wife Cecile T. Bacauskas.
Mr. Bacauskas is shown here with the rank of Captain, per his insignia, with his wife Cecile T. Bacauskas pinning a medal on him. (Photo courtesy of Columbia University).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,226 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 12, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5. submitted on June 26, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   6. submitted on January 10, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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