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Rich Square in Northampton County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gen. Walter E. Boomer

U.S.M.C.

 
 
Gen. Walter E. Boomer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
1. Gen. Walter E. Boomer Marker
Inscription. Born in Rich Square, General Boomer was Commanding General, Marine Central Command and First Marine Expeditionary force during Persian Gulf War 1990-91. Defended Saudia Arabia then led 90,00 Marines in battle to liberate Kuwait and to defeat the invasion force from Iraq. Became Assistant Commandant of Marine Corps 1992.
 
Location. 36° 16.361′ N, 77° 17.105′ W. Marker is in Rich Square, North Carolina, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 258) and Short Street (North Carolina Highway 1112), on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rich Square NC 27869, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George V. Holloman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lemuel Burkitt (approx. 3.9 miles away); John W. Moore (approx. 5.9 miles away); Roanoke River (approx. 7 miles away); a different marker also named Roanoke River (approx. 7.1 miles away); Ram Albemarle (approx. 7.1 miles away); Northampton County Courthouse (approx. 11 miles away); Thomas Bragg (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rich Square.
 
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm
 
S Main St & Short St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
2. S Main St & Short St
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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