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Waimea in Kauai County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Camp Henry C. Drewes

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2017
1. Camp Henry C. Drewes Marker
Inscription.
January, 1944
The second AM Trac BN., U.S. Marines established Camp Henry C. Drewes on this site; here trained until May, 1944

Here we rested from battle...
Prepared for another...
And prayed for peace.


Seal at center:
2nd AM TRAC BN ★ WWII ★ Guadalcanal ★Tarawa ★ Saipan ★ Tinian ★ Okinawa

 
Erected 1991 by 2nd AM Trac BN., WWII Assn., 'The Alligator Marines".
 
Location. 19° 59.466′ N, 155° 49.47′ W. Marker is in Waimea, Hawaii, in Kauai County. Marker can be reached from Old Puako Road near Hapuna Beach Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waimea HI 96796, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pu'ukohlā Heiau (approx. 2 miles away); Pu'ukohola Heiau (approx. 2 miles away); Mailekini Heiau (approx. 2 miles away); Hale o Kapuni Heiau (approx. 2 miles away); Pelekane
Camp Henry C. Drewes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2017
2. Camp Henry C. Drewes Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Puakō Petroglyph Archaeological District (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ancient Foot Trail (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waimea.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the parking lot at Hapuna Beach State Park.
 
Regarding Camp Henry C. Drewes. Major Henry C. Drewes was Commanding Officer of the 2nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, U.S. Marine Corps He was killed in action at Tarawa.
 
Also see . . .  Landing Vehicle Tracked -- Wikipedia. Originally intended solely as cargo carriers for ship to shore operations, they evolved into assault troop and fire support vehicles. The types were known as amphtrack, "Amtrak", "amtrac", etc. (portmanteaus of "amphibious tractor"), and "alligator" or "gator". (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, World II
 
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3. LVTs heading for the beach.
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4. LVT unloading a Jeep
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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