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River Vale in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In Honor Of USS Enterprise (CV-6)

1938-1947

 
 
In Honor Of USS Enterprise (CV-6) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 6, 2010
1. In Honor Of USS Enterprise (CV-6) Marker
Inscription.
In Honor Of
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
1938-1947
20 Battle Stars World War II
Presidential Unit Citation
Navy Unit Commendation

Most battle stars awarded to any World War II ship. Only fast carrier to be awarded both the Presidential Unit Citation and Navy Unit Commendation for World War II service. Planes from “The Big E” flew into the air attack on Pearl Harbor, sank three Japanese carriers at Midway, and fought in five of the six major World War II carrier-versus-carrier battles. Enterprise was, according to Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal, “the one ship that most nearly symbolizes the history of the U.S. Navy in World War II.”
 
Location. 41° 0.506′ N, 74° 0.566′ W. Marker is in River Vale, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from Rivervale Road. Touch for map. within the River Vale Veterans Park on the grounds of the River Vale Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 412 Rivervale Road, Westwood NJ 07675, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Enterprise (CV-6) Stern Plate (here, next to this marker); Baylor Massacre Millstone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gravesite
In Honor Of USS Enterprise (CV-6) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 6, 2010
2. In Honor Of USS Enterprise (CV-6) Marker
The marker is to the left of the centerpiece of the park, the stern plate of USS Enterprise (CV-6)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); A Night of “Savage Cruelty” (approx. 0.3 miles away); “The Baylor Massacre” (approx. 0.3 miles away); The British General (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Third Continental Light Dragoons (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Price of Freedom: A Patriotís Grave (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in River Vale.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Last updated on February 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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