Quantico Marine Corps Base in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Colonel Philip J. Yeckel
—United States Marine Corps Reserve —
Serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict, Colonel Yeckel was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for heroic achievement in operations against the enemy on the island of Okinawa during the Ryukus Campaign.
A proponent of academic excellence, Colonel Yeckel established the Yeckel Award in 1959, awarded to Distinguished Graduating Candidates..
Erected by United States Marine Corps.
Location. 38° 29.83′ N, 77° 18.746′ W. Marker is in Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Elrod Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quantico VA 22134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taylor Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradley Clinic (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Henry Balch (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune (approx. 1.1 miles away); Barber Fitness Center (approx. 1˝ miles away); Jordan Hall H-3-7 Korea 1950 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Molly Marine (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quantico Marine Corps Base.
Categories. • Education • War, Korean • War, World II •
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