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In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C.

 
 
In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 9, 2008
1. In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C. Marker
Inscription.

The first member of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish to give his life in the line of duty.
Mt. Fujiyama, Japan   2 September 1960
Plaque given by Marine Helicopter Sqd. 1

 
Erected 1960 by Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX) 1.
 
Location. 38° 32.6′ N, 77° 19.658′ W. Marker is in Triangle, Virginia, in Prince William County. Touch for map. Marker is in the entrance courtyard of Saint Francis of Assisi Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18825 Fuller Heights Road, Triangle VA 22172, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quantico (approx. half a mile away); HMM-362 Ugly Angels Vietnam Memorial “Wing” (approx. ¾ mile away); Soldiers of the Sea (approx. ¾ mile away); Second Battalion, 4th Marines (approx. ¾ mile away); Iron Mike (approx. ¾ mile away); The Kings Highway ~ Road to Yorktown (approx. 0.8 miles away); Once a Marine .... Always a Marine (approx. 0.8 miles away); The King's Highway ~ The Potomac Path (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Triangle.
 
Regarding In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C..
Withold John Bacauskas lettered in
In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 9, 2008
2. In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C. Marker
football from 1947 to 1950 at Columbia University, New York. He continued playing and coaching during his military assignments at Camp Lejeune (1951), Pensacola NAS (1952), Edenton MCAF (player-coach, 1954) and again at Pensacola in 1956. He was later the guard coach for the Quantico Marine Base football teams during 1957 and 1958.
(Information courtesy of gocolumbialions.com and jarheadjocks.com)
 
Also see . . .  St. Francis of Assisi Church website. (Submitted on February 12, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Additional comments.
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WJ Bacauskas was my father. He died when I was 18 months old. We were living at Quantico at the time. If you would like more information, feel free to contact me via note to the editor.
    — Submitted January 4, 2011, by Eve Bacauskas Michaels of Franklin, Massachusetts.

 
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In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 9, 2008
3. In Memory of Major Wit J. Bacauskas, U.S.M.C. Marker
Major Withold J. Bacauskas' grave in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 48, 1202. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 12, 2017
4. Major Withold J. Bacauskas' grave in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 48, 1202.
Major Wit J. Bacauskas as guard coach for Quantico Marines Football image. Click for full size.
1958
5. Major Wit J. Bacauskas as guard coach for Quantico Marines Football
Major Wit Bacauskas (seen here as Captain) is in the center of this photo of coaches from the 1958 Quantico Marines football program. He is listed as the guard coach. (Photo courtesy of jarheadjocks.com)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 838 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 12, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on June 26, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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