Fort Monmouth in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Tribute to Combat Pigeons
Courage • Loyalty • Endurance
Location. 40° 18.926′ N, 74° 2.124′ W. Marker is in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Gosselin Ave near Murray Drive. Touch for map. Marker is on the front of the Ft. Monmouth Museum located just in side the main gate. Visitors must obtain permission through the Ft. Monmouth Security Office to enter onto the military reservation. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kaplan Hall Building 275, 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 about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); This steam engine rim (approx. ¼ mile away); This light stood (approx. ¼ mile away); Army Signal Corps World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Van Kirk Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dunwoody Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldiers Park (approx. ¾ mile away); Battle of the Bulge Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monmouth.
More about this marker. While the museum is open
Regarding Tribute to Combat Pigeons. This plaque recognized the U.S. Army Pigeon Service and the thousands of pigeons that gave their lives in service during World Wars I, II, and Korea.
Ft. Monmouth was home to the Army pigeon-breeding and training center. The procurement, training, and doctrine for pigeon use fell under the control of the U.S. Army Pigeon Service.
Also see . . . Pigeons in the Army?. Over 90 percent of all messages sent by the US Army using pigeons were received. The birds are credited with saving thousands of lives. (Submitted on February 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. Location of the original marker.
Information is from the publication “Fort Monmouth History and Place Names 1917- 1961,” Fort Monmouth, NJ, 1961. All materials cited are maintained in the C-E LCMC Archives, Office of the Command Historian, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. NOTE: Ft. Monmouth is closed and the Office may have been transferred to Aberdeen MD.
Centennial. The Memorial has subsequently been removed."
— Submitted May 8, 2012, by Edmund T. Tognola of Shrewsbury, New Jersery.
Categories. • Military • War, World I • War, World II •
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