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Quantico, Virginia Historical Markers

 
Close up of white-tail deer fawn pictures on the marker. image, Touch for more information
By Kevin W., July 28, 2016
Close up of white-tail deer fawn pictures on the marker.
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico — A Period of Firsts
1941 •First Marine Aircraft Wing organized at Quantico. Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. 1942 •U.S. General McArthur requested 150,000 jungle camouflage uniforms. The splotchy pattern known as “frogskin” was the . . . — Map (db m101146) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico — An Established Front
1951 •The Navy was assigned Joint-Service (Navy, Marine Corps, Army & Air Force) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) responsibilities for explosive training, as well as research and development. 1958 •The Basic School (TBS) HQ . . . — Map (db m101145) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico — Gonzalez Hall
Sergeant Alfredo Gonzalez United States Marine Corps Platoon Commander Third Platoon, Company A, First Battalion First Marines, First Marine Division Awarded the Medal of Honor, Hue City, Vietnam from 31 January to 4 February 1968 This . . . — Map (db m79039) WM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico — Graves HallSecond Lieutenant Terrence Graves — United States Marine Corps —
Third Force Reconnaissance Company Third Reconnaissance Battalion Third Marine Division Awarded the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) for action against enemy forces in the Republic of South Vietnam on 16 February 1968 He gallantly gave his . . . — Map (db m101724) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico — Growth of Training
1900 •The School of Application reopened with eight students. 1901 •The School of Application closed again as students embarked for the Philippine Insurrection and the Chinese Boxer Rebellion. Name Game! . . . — Map (db m101148) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico — Haas Hall1stLt Peter B. Haas — United States Marine Corps —
Ch-46E Pilot Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 Marine Aircraft Group 36 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Killed during flight operations in support of Exercise Team Spirit, Republic of Korea, 20 March 1982. This gallant Marine officer . . . — Map (db m99597) WM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico — In the Beginning
1500s •Northern part of Quantico inhabited by Manahoac Branch Algonquin Indians. 1600s •Captain John Smith of Jamestown explored the Quantico area and found the Potomac River watershed teeming with fish, crabs, oysters, . . . — Map (db m101147) HM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico — O'Bannon HallLieutenant N. O'Bannon — United States Marine Corps —
In command of a small mixed naval force, on 27 April 1805, he seized the harbor fortress of Derna, Tripoli, and raised the American Flag for the first time in the old world. — Map (db m99598) WM
Virginia (Prince William County), Quantico — Waller Hill
Named in honor of Major General Littleton Waller Tazewell Waller Who commanded the Marine Battalion on Samar, Philippines in 1901. Originally, this was the site of one of the Evansport Batteries which successfully blockaded the Potomac . . . — Map (db m5246) HM

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