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Duluth in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard

 
 
United States Merchant Marine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 27, 2007
1. United States Merchant Marine Marker
Inscription.  
The United States Merchant Marine

In recognition of those who serve
their country in war and peace time
to those 250,000 who served in world war II
to those 670 who were taken prisoner
to those 6,700 plus who gave their lives
and
to the countless number who served
since this country’s founding

We gratefully dedicate this memorial
to the forgotten service.
American Merchant Marine Veterans

Viking Chapter
of
Minnesota

Dedicated May 22, 1999


(other side) U.S. Navy Armed Guard • VETERANS • We Aim to Deliver

In recognition of the 144,970 United States Naval Armed Guard who stood the watches and manned the guns on the merchant marine ships.

They were there to provide firepower to protect the ship and cargo transported to the battle zones during
U.S. Navy Armed Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 27, 2007
2. U.S. Navy Armed Guard Marker
World War II.

In memory of the 1,810 United States Naval Armed Guard who died in action.

We gratefully dedicate this memorial in their honor.

Minnesota Veterans of the United States Naval Armed Guard of World War II.
 
Erected 1999.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the US Navy Armed Guard series list.
 
Location. 46° 46.799′ N, 92° 5.511′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker can be reached from Canal Park Drive, on the left when traveling south. Marker is east of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northwoods Sailors (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to Davis Helberg (a few steps from this marker); Edgar A. Culbertson (a few steps from this marker); Lewis G. Castle (a few steps from this marker); Canal (within shouting distance of this marker);
United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 27, 2007
3. United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard Marker
Modern Ship Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); Float Copper (within shouting distance of this marker); Capstan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
 
Also see . . .  American Merchant Marine. "1 in 26 mariners serving aboard merchant ships in World WW II died in the line of duty, suffering a greater percentage of war-related deaths than all other U.S. services." (Submitted on February 16, 2008.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 3,726 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 16, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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