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George Catlett Marshall

 
 
George Catlett Marshall Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
1. George Catlett Marshall Markers
Inscription.
The Virginia Military Institute is a school that has given to the United States and to the armed services many of its most distinguished members. Among these is a man who in World War II stood out as one of the great soldiers and later as one of the great statesmen of our time.
George Catlett Marshall
He is a patriot, a distinguished soldier, and the most selfless public servant I have ever met. Any school that can boast graduates like General Marshall – and all his associates who have been so valuable in wartime and peacetime service to this country – is indeed a distinguished institution and one that we certainly will nourish as long as there is an America.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
18 June 1959

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In World War II, unparalleled in magnitude, millions
of Americans gave their country outstanding service.
General of the Army
George Catlett Marshall
gave us victory. He brought into being the greatest military force in history. He exercised greater influence than any other man in the war in the strategy and tactics of victory, statesman, soldier and leader. He has courage, fortitude, vision, and rare self-effacement. He has been a tower of strength as counselor of two Commanders-in-Chief. His standards of character, conduct, and efficiency
George Catlett Marshall Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
2. George Catlett Marshall Markers
have inspired the entire military forces of the nations and the world. To him more than any other individual, the United States and the free world owes its future. His place is at the head of the great commanders of history.
Harry S. Truman
25 November 1945

 
Location. 37° 47.466′ N, 79° 26.171′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on Letcher Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Virginia Military Institute. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War (a few steps from this marker); George C. Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks     The Virginia Military Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonewall Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cadet Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Sorrel (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Military Institute Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson’s Classroom (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Gen. George Catlett Marshall.
Markers at VMI image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
3. Markers at VMI
The markers can be seen to the left of the entrance to the barracks.
Arlington National Cemetery website. (Submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
George Catlett Marshall with Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
4. George Catlett Marshall with Markers
The markers are visible on the barracks behind the statue.
Gen. George C. Marshall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
5. Gen. George C. Marshall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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