Quantico National Cemetery in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial
31 May, 1993
Fourth Marine Division Association in World War II
(North face): Fourth Marine Division World War II
Major Pacific Island campaigns against the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater
Iwo Jima Island
(West face): Fourth Marine Division activated 16 August, 1943 – Camp Pendleton, California
Departed Sand Diego, California 15 January, 1944 for combat against Japanese in Pacific Theater
Operated from Maui, Hawaii February 1944 thru March 1945 with combat invasions on Japanese held islands of Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.
Division returned to Camp Pendleton, California and deactivated 24
(South face): Awards
12 Medal of Honor
111 Navy Cross
4 Distinguished Service Medal
646 Silver Star
53 Legion of Merit
36 Distinguished Flying Cross
57 Navy Marine Corps Medal
2517 Bronze Star
103 Air Medal
17,722 Purple Heart
2 Presidential Unit Citation
1 Navy Unit Citation
Erected 1993 by Fourth Marine Division Association in World War II.
Location. 38° 32.439′ N, 77° 21.677′ W. Marker is in Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Quantico Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Triangle VA 22172, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The ‘Striking Sixth’ Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Edson's Raiders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct Commonwealth of Virginia Memorial (about 400 feet away); U.S. Servicemen and Women Held Prisoner by Terrorists Memorial (about 400 feet away); Purple Heart Memorial (about 400 feet away); Sixth Marine Division (about 400 feet away); First Marine Division Association Memorial (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Purple Heart Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quantico National Cemetery.
More about this marker. This marker is on the Quantico National Cemetery Memorial Trail. Links to other markers along the Memorial Trail are provided in the Related Markers section below.
Related markers. list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. The Fighting Fourth of World War II Official Website. (Submitted on November 14, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Official Website of the 4th Marine Division. (Submitted on November 14, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Military • War, World II •
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