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Moss Point in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Honoring Women in the Military

 
 
Honoring Women in the Military Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. Honoring Women in the Military Monument
Inscription.
Army Nurse Corps, Est. Jan. 2, 1901
Navy Nurse Corps, Est. May 13, 1908


WAAC/WAC, (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) Army,
Est. May 15, 1942. July 1, 1943 The word auxiliary was
dropped and merged into the WAC (Woman's Army Corps)

WAFS (Women's Auxiliary Flying Service) Est. Sept. 10,1942
WAVES (Women's Auxiliary Volunteer Emergency Service) Navy, Est. July 30, 1942
SPARS, Semper Paratus, Always Ready (US Coast Guard) Est. Nov. 23, 1942
Women Marines, Est. Feb. 13, 1942
WASP (Women's Air Force Service Pilots) Est. Aug. 5, 1943

Combat Deaths
World War I 422
World War II 470
Korea 16
Vietnam 8
Desert Storm 16

 
Erected 2012 by Jackson County.
 
Location. 30° 24.897′ N, 88° 32.307′ W. Marker is in Moss Point, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from Main Sreet (Mississippi Route 613) 0.1 miles north of Mc Innis Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the Jackson County Ski Area (Riverfront Park). Marker is at or near this postal address: 6217 Highway 613, Moss Point MS 39563, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home Front World War II
Monument is in the middle front (under white colored flag). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. Monument is in the middle front (under white colored flag).
Jackson County Veterans Memorial Park
(a few steps from this marker); POW (Prisoners of War) (within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring US Merchant Marine (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Union Sailors Settled in Moss Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Moss Point Blues (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival (approx. 2.4 miles away); Krebs Cotton Gin (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jackson County WWII Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moss Point.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World IIWomen
 
Honoring Women in the Military Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. Honoring Women in the Military Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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