Lexington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
George C. Marshall
V.M.I. Class of 1901
General of the Army George Catlett Marshall was born December 31, 1880, at Uniontown, Pennsylvania. After graduating from the Virginia Military Institute in 1901 as First Captain of the Corps of Cadets, he spent fifty years in the active service of his country. He died October 16, 1959, at Washington, D.C., and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Chief of Staff, United States Army
1939 – 1945
Secretary of State
1947 – 1949
President, American Red Cross
1949 – 1950
Secretary of Defense
1950 – 1051
Nobel Prize for Peace
VMI Board of Visitors
1946 – 1954
“He is a great American, but he is far more than that. In war he was as wise and understanding in counsel as he was resolute in action. In peace he was the architect who planned the restoration of our battered European economy and, at the same time, laboured tirelessly to establish a system of Western Defence. He has always fought victoriously against defeatism, discouragement and disillusion. Succeeding generations must not be allowed to forget his achievements
July 30, 1958
This memorial was presented by the alumni of the
Virginia Military Institute
[ Lower Marker : ]
recognition of the
100th Anniversary of
George C. Marshall’s
Graduation from VMI
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Charity & Public Work • Education • Peace • Science & Medicine • War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is May 2001.
Location. 37° 47.453′ N, 79° 26.181′ 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, in front of the barracks. 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. George Catlett Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Sorrel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cadet Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks The Virginia Military Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Military Institute Historic District Jackson’s Classroom (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. (about 300 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 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 7. submitted on August 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.