Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Montford Point Marines
The First Black Marines
—1942 - 1949 —
Erected 1996 by the Montford Point Marine Association.
Location. 38° 52.619′ N, 77° 4.553′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Touch for map. Marker is in Section 23 of the Cemetery, off Farragut Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (a few steps from this marker); 92d Infantry Division (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to US Airmen killed in Denmark (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II Exercise Tiger Memorial (about 400 feet away); U.S.S. Maine Anchor (about 400 feet away); Mast of the USS Maine (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); Ignace Jan Paderewski (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Montford Point marker in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Also see . . . Montford Point Marines. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Camp Gilbert A. Johnson; Camp Lejeune, NC
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Heroes • Military • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.