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George Catlett Marshall

 
 
George Catlett Marshall Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
1. George Catlett Marshall Markers
Inscription.  
The Virginia Military Institute is a school that has given to the United States and to the armed services many of its most distinguished members. Among these is a man who in World War II stood out as one of the great soldiers and later as one of the great statesmen of our time.
George Catlett Marshall
He is a patriot, a distinguished soldier, and the most selfless public servant I have ever met. Any school that can boast graduates like General Marshall – and all his associates who have been so valuable in wartime and peacetime service to this country – is indeed a distinguished institution and one that we certainly will nourish as long as there is an America.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
18 June 1959

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In World War II, unparalleled in magnitude, millions
of Americans gave their country outstanding service.
General of the Army
George Catlett Marshall
gave us victory. He brought into being the greatest military force in history. He exercised greater influence than any other man in the war in the strategy and tactics of victory, statesman, soldier
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Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
2. George Catlett Marshall Markers
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and leader. He has courage, fortitude, vision, and rare self-effacement. He has been a tower of strength as counselor of two Commanders-in-Chief. His standards of character, conduct, and efficiency have inspired the entire military forces of the nations and the world. To him more than any other individual, the United States and the free world owes its future. His place is at the head of the great commanders of history.
Harry S. Truman
25 November 1945

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 18, 1959.
 
Location. 37° 47.466′ N, 79° 26.171′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on Letcher Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the grounds of the Virginia Military Institute. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War (a few steps from this marker); George C. Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks     The Virginia Military Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cadet Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Sorrel
Markers at VMI image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
3. Markers at VMI
The markers can be seen to the left of the entrance to the barracks.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Military Institute Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson’s Classroom (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Gen. George Catlett Marshall. Arlington National Cemetery website. (Submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
George Catlett Marshall with Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
4. George Catlett Marshall with Markers
The markers are visible on the barracks behind the statue.
Gen. George C. Marshall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
5. Gen. George C. Marshall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Mar. 25, 2023