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Blue Ridge in Fannin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

PFC. Jack Clem Robinson

USMC

— Sept. 22, 1922 – Oct. 25, 1942 —

 
 
PFC. Jack Clem Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
1. PFC. Jack Clem Robinson Marker
Inscription.  
Killed in action – Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

One of Fannin County’s finest – he made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might live

Be it known that Oct. 25 is hereby proclaimed as Jack C. Robinson Day in Fannin Co. Georgia

Dedicated Nov. 11, 1987
 
Erected 1987 by Fannin County, Georgia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is October 11, 1922.
 
Location. 34° 51.85′ N, 84° 19.533′ W. Marker is in Blue Ridge, Georgia, in Fannin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Church Street, on the left when traveling north on East Main Street. The marker is located in the Blue Ridge City Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Ridge GA 30513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Clayton Fain: Georgia Unionist (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Ridge Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fannin County (about 400 feet away); The Madden Branch Massacre
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(approx. 8.9 miles away); Home of Chief Whitepath (approx. 10.1 miles away); Discovery of Copper (approx. 11.9 miles away in Tennessee); North Carolina / Georgia (approx. 12 miles away in North Carolina); Hiwassee Mine (approx. 12.1 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blue Ridge.
 
Regarding PFC. Jack Clem Robinson. From the Naval History and Heritage Command site
Jack C. Robinson was born in Blue Ridge, Ga., 22 September 1922, and enlisted in the Marine Corps 12 December 1941. After basic training, he was assigned to a unit scheduled to take part in the Guadalcanal campaign, America's first amphibious operation of the war. During the bitter fighting 23 October 1942 in the Matanikau River area, PFC Robinson risked his life to repair damaged communications lines vital to the survival of his unit, earning the Silver Star for his gallantry. Robinson was wounded in the action, however, and died 25 October 1942.

The Destroyer Escort "USS Jack C. Robinson" was named for PFC Robinson.
 
PFC. Jack Clem Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
2. PFC. Jack Clem Robinson Marker
PFC. Jack Clem Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
3. PFC. Jack Clem Robinson Marker
At the base of the marker is a stone engraved with an image of the Destroyer Escort USS Jack C. Robinson.
Destroyer Escort USS Jack Clem Robinson image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
4. Destroyer Escort USS Jack Clem Robinson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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