Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Boys of ‘45
They were the Sailors, Corpsmen, Surgeons, Seabee and Airmen. They were the 5th Fleet and Support Units.
They were all there on or offshore of Iwo Jima, and they fell on the black sand beach and on the terraces; they fell on the flat land and in the quarries; they fell on the high ground and in the gullies; and they went down with their Carrier.
They were all there and then no more.
They crossed the threshold of duty for their Country into the crucible of the ages!
We Remember! Semper Fidelis!
Dedicated to all of those who never returned.
Mt. Suribachi • Motoyama #1 Airfield • Quarry
Motoyama #2 Airfield • Turkey Knob • Amphitheater
Hill 382 • Hill 362A • Cushman’s Pocket • Hill 362C
Nishi • Hill 362B • Kita • Kitano Point
This plaque rests on embedded black volcanic sand from the Iwo Jima beach that was the Portal to Hell. May all of us that survived, sit here and contemplate the long struggle with
Erected by Iwo Jima Commemorative Committee, comprised of members from the 3d, 4th, and 5th Marine Division Associations, Camp Pendleton, CA.
Location. 33° 13.527′ N, 117° 23.34′ W. Marker is in Camp Pendleton, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Jacinto Road. Touch for map. Marker is behind the South Mesa Club. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202850 Jacinto Rd, Oceanside CA 92058, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Retreat Hell! (within shouting distance of this marker); Alligator Marines (approx. ¾ mile away); Remember Pearl Harbor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Andrew Jackson Myers (approx. 2 miles away); Oceanside Pier (approx. 2.2 miles away); El Camino Real Bell (approx. 2.4 miles away); Walled Garden (approx. 4 miles away); Mission San Luís Rey de Francia (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camp Pendleton.
Categories. • War, World II •
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