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George C. Marshall

V.M.I. Class of 1901

 
 
George C. Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
1. George C. Marshall Marker
Inscription.
General of the Army George Catlett Marshall was born December 31, 1880, at Uniontown, Pennsylvania. After graduating from the Virginia Military Institute in 1901 as First Captain of the Corps of Cadets, he spent fifty years in the active service of his country. He died October 16, 1959, at Washington, D.C., and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Chief of Staff, United States Army
1939 – 1945

Secretary of State
1947 – 1949

President, American Red Cross
1949 – 1950

Secretary of Defense
1950 – 1051

Nobel Prize for Peace
1953

VMI Board of Visitors
1946 – 1954

“He is a great American, but he is far more than that. In war he was as wise and understanding in counsel as he was resolute in action. In peace he was the architect who planned the restoration of our battered European economy and, at the same time, laboured tirelessly to establish a system of Western Defence. He has always fought victoriously against defeatism, discouragement and disillusion. Succeeding generations must not be allowed to forget his achievements and his example.”
- - Winston S. Churchill
July 30, 1958

This memorial was presented by the alumni of the
Virginia Military Institute

[ Lower Marker : ]
Placed
Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
2. Rear Marker
in
recognition of the
100th Anniversary of
George C. Marshall’s
Graduation from VMI
May 2001

 
Location. 37° 47.453′ N, 79° 26.181′ 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, in front of the barracks. 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. George Catlett Marshall ( within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War ( within shouting distance of this marker); Little Sorrel ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Cadet Battery ( within shouting distance of this marker); Stonewall Jackson ( within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks     The Virginia Military Institute ( 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. Arlington National Cemetery website. (Submitted on August 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Lower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
3. Lower Marker
 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, World II
 
George C. Marshall Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
4. George C. Marshall Monument
George C. Marshall Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
5. George C. Marshall Monument
George C. Marshall Monument at VMI image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
6. George C. Marshall Monument at VMI
The George C. Marshall Monument and markers can be seen to the left.
Closeup of George C. Marshall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
7. Closeup of George C. Marshall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on August 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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