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United States Navy

Not For Self But For Country

 
 
United States Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
1. United States Navy Marker
Inscription.

1775 - 1917
John Paul Jones captures the HMS Drake.
Battles of Lake Champlain & Lake Erie —
Francis Scott Key writes our National
Anthem during the bombing of Fort
McHenry 09/13/1834 [sic - 1814]
War of 1812 — 2nd Seminole War — Battle of
Veracruz — Monitor & the Merrimack — Battle
of Mobile Bay — Admiral David G. Farragut
said; "Damn the torpedoes, full speed
ahead." Spanish American War.
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WWI
Various actions against German U-Boats in
the Atlantic Ocean, The North Sea, The
Mediterranean Ocean, The Pacific and The
Strait of Gibraltar
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WWII
The successful Battle of Midway brought
preeminence of naval power to the United
States. Victory was hard won but included
the following significant battles by US
troops and naval forces; Solomon Islands,
Guam, Casablanca, Okinawa, Coral Sea,
Saipan, Leyte, Guadalcanal, New Guinea,
The Aleutian Islands as
Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park
well as operations
against Axis powers in Europe.
V-J Day 09/02/1945 V-E Day 05/08/1945
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Korea
Our Navy as part of the United Nations
effort to protect South Korea from
Communist aggression encountered
significant naval actions. These included;
Battle of Inchon, Korean Strait, Han River,
Wonsan Harbor and the Chosin Reservoir.
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Vietnam
During the Vietnam War the United States
Navy engaged in actions along South
Vietnam, North Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia,
the South China Sea, the Gulf of Siam, the
Philippines, Thailand and the western
Pacific. Significant actions occurred at Cam
Ranh Bay, the Mekong Delta, Danang, the
"Rung-Rat Special Zone" and many covert
operations by Navy Seals.
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1975 — 2015
War against Global Terrorism — naval
incidents occurred in Kuwait, Yemen (the
USS Cole) Zaire, the
Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park
Persian Gulf, Iraq,
Somalia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Haiti, Sierra
Leone and The Central African Republic.
Seal Team Six finds OBL [Osama bin Laden], Mogadishu,
Somali Pirates, Uganda, Chad, Syria, Iraq
and Afghanistan. Hostilities ongoing — 2015

"et adiuva nos ut dues"
(And may God help us)
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Sailor's Creed
I am a United States Sailor. I will
support and defend the Constitution of
the United States of America and I will
obey the orders of those appointed
over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the
Navy and those who have gone before
me to defend freedom and democracy
around the world. I proudly serve my
country's Navy combat team with
Honor, Courage, and Commitment. I am
committed to excellence and the fair
treatment of all.
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Hymn of the United States Navy
Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless
wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
O Christ! Whose voice the waters
heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren's shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee Glad
hymns of praise from land and sea.
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Remember the
Cole, Hornet, Maine, Wasp
Arizona, Lexington, Utah
Princeton, Scorpion, Oklahoma
Yorktown & Swordfish

Throughout our Naval history over 700
other US Navy vessels lost at sea many
of which included the loss of all hands.

These vessels consisted of:
Frigates, Battleships, Aircraft Carriers,
Escort Aircraft Carriers, Heavy
Cruisers, Light Cruisers, Destroyers,
Destroyer Escort Vessels, Submarines,
Mine Layers, Mine Sweepers and
Submarine Chasers.


 
Erected 2015 by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 41° 45.709′ N, 76° 26.556′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 6, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Army (here, next to this marker); United States Marine Corps (here, next to this marker); The War Ravaged Tree (here, next to this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients During the American Civil War (here, next to this marker); United States Air Force (a few steps from this marker); The Quintessential Soldier (a few steps from this marker); Bradford County Roll of Honored Dead (a few steps from this marker); Our Veterans' Workplace - The World (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Also see . . .
1. America's Navy (Official US Navy Website). (Submitted on May 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. (US) Naval History and Heritage Command. (Submitted on May 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. (US) Naval History and Heritage Command Photography Collection. (Submitted on May 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Eternal Father -- The "Navy Hymn" (Performed by U.S. Navy Band's Sea Chanters). (Submitted on May 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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