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Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

1,000 Houstonians Join the Navy

 
 
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By Jim Evans, June 18, 2013
1. 1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker
Inscription.  On this site on May 30, 1942, 1,000 Houston volunteers took the oath of service in the United States Navy and dedicated their lives to avenging the cruiser USS Houston and her valiant crew lost in the Battle of the Java Sea
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 29° 45.38′ N, 95° 21.924′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and McKinney Street when traveling south. Main Street cannot be traversed at this location. There are pools and fountains in the middle of the street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the home of A.C. and Charlotte M. Allen (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Houston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kress Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gulf Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas William House, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Julia Ideson Building (approx. 0.3 miles
1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 18, 2013
2. 1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker
away); Houston Public Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Busy Corners (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Houston (CA-30) Lost in the Battle of the Java Sea. (Submitted on June 20, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Story of the USS Houston (CL 81). (Submitted on June 20, 2013.)
 
1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker Addendum image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 18, 2013
3. 1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker Addendum
1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 18, 2013
4. 1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker Dedication
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 20, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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