Duluth in St. Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
United States Merchant Marine / U.S. Navy Armed Guard
In recognition of those who serve
their country in war and peace time
to those 250,000 who served in world war II
to those 670 who were taken prisoner
to those 6,700 plus who gave their lives
to the countless number who served
since this country’s founding
We gratefully dedicate this memorial
to the forgotten service.
American Merchant Marine Veterans
Dedicated May 22, 1999
(other side) U.S. Navy Armed Guard • VETERANS • We Aim to Deliver
In recognition of the 144,970 United States Naval Armed Guard who stood the watches and manned the guns on the merchant marine ships.
They were there to provide firepower to protect the ship and cargo transported to the battle zones during World War II.
In memory of the 1,810 United States Naval Armed Guard who died in action.
We gratefully dedicate this memorial in their honor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the US Navy Armed Guard marker series.
Location. 46° 46.799′ N, 92° 5.511′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Canal Park Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is east of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northwoods Sailors (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to Davis Helberg (a few steps from this marker); Edgar A. Culbertson (a few steps from this marker); Lewis G. Castle (a few steps from this marker); Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Modern Ship Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); Float Copper (within shouting distance of this marker); Capstan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
Also see . . .
1. American Merchant Marine. "1 in 26 mariners serving aboard merchant ships in World WW II died in the line of duty, suffering a greater percentage of war-related deaths than all other U.S. services." (Submitted on February 16, 2008.)
2. Naval Armed Guard. "...without merchant shipping the Allies would have lost. If the war gave merchant ships their greatest role in history, it also gave the men who defended these ships against submarines and planes a mission of supreme importance." (Submitted on February 16, 2008.)
Categories. • War, World II •
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