Pass Christian in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
United States Merchant Marine Academy Cadet Memorial
From here and the sister school at San Mateo, California, over 6000 undergraduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, went to sea in war and peace.
To those cadets, who in the course of their training or subsequent service, gave their lives for our country, this monument is respectfully dedicated.
Erected 2013 by U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni.
Location. 30° 18.974′ N, 89° 17.328′ W. Marker is in Pass Christian, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from Ponce De Leon Boulevard south of Sandy Hook Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pass Christian MS 39571, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Naval Battle of Bay St. Louis (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hancock County Bank (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Bay St. Louis (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Joseph's Academy Publius Rutilius Rufus Pray (approx. 2.4 miles away); Our Lady of the Gulf (approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Stanislaus College (approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Augustine’s Seminary (approx. 2˝ miles away).
More about this marker. This marker was restored, re-erected and rededicated in October of 2013 after being damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Regarding United States Merchant Marine Academy Cadet Memorial. The US Merchant Marine Academy is the only federal academy that sent cadets into "harm's way" as a part of their training during WWII. 142 cadet midshipmen lost their lives during that conflict. Among the nation’s five federal academies, Kings Point is the only institution authorized to carry a Battle Standard pennant as part of its color guard.
Categories. • Education • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2015. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.