Fort Monmouth in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Army Signal Corps World War II Memorial
World War II
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 (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Dunwoody Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Kirk Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Tribute to Combat Pigeons (approx. ¼ 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
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. • Military • War, World 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 2,496 times since then and 33 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.