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Tappan in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Shanks

 
 
Camp Shanks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 22, 2017
1. Camp Shanks Marker
Inscription.
★ Camp Shanks ★
“Last Stop U.S.A.”
More than 1.3 million troops departed
this military facility to fight the Nazis
in World War II.
Trains took GI’s from this location to
ships that brought them to Europe.
They fought and won battles from
D Day at Normandy to final victory
in Berlin, May 8, 1945.

 
Location. 41° 2.034′ N, 73° 57.146′ W. Marker is in Tappan, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Western Hwy. and Independence Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Western Hwy.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappan NY 10983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Sept. 11 2001 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Shanks (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Shanks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tappan Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Andre Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Memorial Flags (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappan.
 
Related markers.
Camp Shanks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 22, 2017
2. Camp Shanks Marker
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Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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