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Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Boys of ‘45

 
 
Boys of '45 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 10, 2015
1. Boys of '45 Marker


Inscription. They were the Boys of ’45, Marine veterans of the Pacific Island hopping campaigns, 18 to 21 year olds, and the career Marines who had been at every clime and place. They were the 3d, 4th, and 5th Marine Divisions and Support Units.

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!

6821 KIA/DOW
We Remember!     Semper Fidelis!

Dedicated to all of those who never returned.

Accompanying plaque:
Milestones of the Iwo Jima Struggle

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
Boys of '45 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 10, 2015
2. Boys of '45 Marker
remembrance for those that were stopped at a milestone.
 
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. Ύ 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 Luνs Rey de Francia (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camp Pendleton.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Bas-relief of Iwo Jima topping the Boys of '45 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 10, 2015
3. Bas-relief of Iwo Jima topping the Boys of '45 Marker
Boys of '45 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 10, 2015
4. Boys of '45 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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