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Palonis Park

 
 
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Inscription.  This park is dedicated in memory of Lt. Col. Anthony J. Palonis, Jr., U.S.M.C., who gallantly served both Country and Corps in World War II, The Korean War, and Vietnam. Awarded the Silver Star, and Bronze Star for Valor. Lt. Col. Palonis was also awarded two Purple Heart Medals for wounds received in combat. As a young Marine in the First Marine Raider Battalion (Edson's Raiders), he heroically fought at the Battle of Bloody Ridge, Guadalcanal.

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II.
 
Location. 27° 53.564′ N, 82° 32.394′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker can be reached from West Gandy Boulevard (U.S. 92) north of North Access Road, on the right when traveling west. Lieutenant Colonel A.J. Palonis Jr. Park is a Tampa city park located at the east end of the Gandy Bridge, along the north side, overlooking Old Tampa Bay. It is accessed via the north side access road which is the last
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right before the bridge when heading west. The park entrance is a few hundred feet past the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5123 West Gandy Boulevard, Tampa FL 33611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War (approx. 2 miles away); Roosevelt Elementary School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Battlefield (approx. 3.2 miles away); Convent of the Holy Names (approx. 3.3 miles away); Memorial Highway (approx. 3.7 miles away); Congregation Rodeph Sholom (approx. 3.7 miles away); Congregation Schaari Zedek (approx. 4 miles away); Tampa Confederate Salt Works (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a large block of granite, immediately north of the park's east parking area. The plaque features the insignia of the U.S. Marine Corps.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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