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Portage in Kalamazoo County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

For A Pal

 
 
For A Pal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
1. For A Pal Marker
Inscription. This sculpture is dedicated to all my Navy shipmates, Marine, Army and Coast Guard buddies, and allies of all faiths who served in the Guadalcanal Campaign from August 7, 1942 to February 17, 1943. These brave men and women were part of the first landing in World War II pertaining to the Pacific Theatre of Operations.

Turner, O.L. EM 1/C
Co. "D" - Platoon 2
26th Seabees Battalion, U.S.N.
 
Location. 42° 13.743′ N, 85° 33.304′ W. Marker is in Portage, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker can be reached from Portage Road south of E. Milham Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo in the picnic pavilion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6151 Portage Road, Portage MI 49002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Kalamazoo Celery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Kalamazoo School Case (approx. 4.2 miles away); Epaphroditus Ransom (approx. 4.3 miles away); Kalamazoo College (approx. 4.3 miles away); Kalamazoo Gazette (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Women's Club in Michigan (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
Categories. War, World II
 
For A Pal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
2. For A Pal Marker
Close-up of the <i>For A Pal</i> Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
3. Close-up of the For A Pal Sculpture
Kalamazoo Air Zoo Picnic Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2013
4. Kalamazoo Air Zoo Picnic Pavilion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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