Near Hoffman in Scotland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
551st Parachute Infantry Battalion (Separate)
This monument is dedicated to the heroic men of the Five Hundred Fifty First Parachute Infantry Battalion (Separate)who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefields of Europe during World War II. Their motto was
Land and Attack
This they did
GOYA...Battle Cry of the 551st
Great Outstanding Young Americans
This monument is also dedicated to the memory of eight of our fellow paratroopers and buddies who net their death by drowning on a night training parachute jump 16 Feb 1944 at Lake Kinney Cameron
PFC Shelly C Ferguson / Athens AL
T/S John Hoffman / Pierce NB
PFC Kenneth D McGrotty / Medford OR
PFC Ishmael H Petty / Coalwood WV
SGT Benjamin Preziotti / Brooklyn NY
PFC Zollie Ramsey / Hil Ham TN
PFC Norval L Reed / Clarksburg WV
PVT John L Wafford / St Stephens SC
Erected 1992 by members, relatives and friends of the 551st
Location. 34° 59.698′ N, 79° 32.636′ W. Marker is near Hoffman, North Carolina, in Scotland County. Marker can be reached from Hoffman Road (County Route 1328) 1.8 miles south of Thompson Road (County Route 1328), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This memorial is located at Kinney Cameron Lake on the NCWRC Sanhills Gamelands. At sign for NCWRC fishing (GPS 35.00129,-79.53756)turn west on access road 0.6 miles to site. Marker is in this post office area: Marston NC 28363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cameron Morrison School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Camp Mackall (approx. 7.2 miles away); John Coltrane (approx. 11.4 miles away); Hamlet Station (approx. 11½ miles away); Wagram (approx. 11.7 miles away); Spring Hill Baptist Church (approx. 11.7 miles away); Sherman's March (approx. 11.7 miles away); Original Richmond Cotton Mill (approx. 12.1 miles away).
Also see . . . 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion (United States). Wikipedia (Submitted on May 5, 2016.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2016, by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2016, by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2016, by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.