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Fort Monmouth in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Army Signal Corps World War II Memorial

 
 
"In Memory of Our Dead - World War II image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. "In Memory of Our Dead - World War II
Army Signal Corps branch insignia with lit flame at the top of the memorial
Inscription.
In Memory of Our Dead
World War II

 
Erected 1952.
 
Location. 40° 19.002′ N, 74° 2.402′ W. Marker is in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Sherrill Ave 0.1 miles from Wallington Ave. Touch for map. Marker is on the Ft. Monmouth, NJ Main Drill Field. Permission must be obtained from the Ft. Monmouth Security Office to enter the military installation. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monmouth NJ 07703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centennial Time Capsule (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Dunwoody Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Kirk Park (approx. mile away); Tribute to Combat Pigeons (approx. mile away); This steam engine rim (approx. half a mile away); This light stood (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of the Bulge Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monmouth.
 
More about this marker. The WWII Memorial, constructed in 1952, honors those members of the Signal Corps who gave their lives during WWII. It was dedicated at the celebration of the 35th Anniversary
View of Memorial from Main Drill Field image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. View of Memorial from Main Drill Field
of Fort Monmouth on October 4, 1952. A large number of donors contributed to the building of the monument, including relatives and friends of the honored dead, and members of Fort Monmouth and other Signal Corps installations.

The marker was rededicated on 11 November 1993 in recogintion of 50th Anniversary Celebrations of World War II.

The marker is located on Greely Field, which is named for Major General Adolphus W. Greely, Chief Signal Officer from 1887-1906. Greely led a Signal Corps expedition to the Arctic in 1881. The field was once the infield of the old Monmouth Park Racetrack, which flourished here between 1870 and 1893.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Monmouth Landmarks and Place Names. Extensive document about Fort Monmouth (over 9 MB). (Submitted on February 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
Band Stand Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. Band Stand Side of Marker
Valor Fidelity
One of two planter/flowerbeds on the monument image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
4. One of two planter/flowerbeds on the monument
Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
5. Rededication Marker
Rededicated
on
11 November 1993
In recogintion of
50th Anniversary Celebrations
of
World War II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,514 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 7, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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