George Catlett Marshall

George Catlett Marshall (HM2QP)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20176 Loudoun County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.795', W 77° 33.585'

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(Left Side Plaque):
George Catlett Marshall
(1880-1959)

Born Union Town, Pennsylvania, educated at Virginia Military Institute, class of 1901, serving in the United States Army thereafter, resident of Leesburg, Virginia, 1941 to 1959. During this time he served his country as U.S. Army Chief of Staff with rank of General of the Armies, Secretary of State, President of the American Red Cross, and Secretary of Defense. Recipient of the 1953 Nobel Peace Prize. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Leesburg, St. James Episcopal Church, and the Catoctin Farmer's Club. He and his family lived at Dodona Manor, a historic residence at the eastern entrance to Leesburg.

(Right Side Plaque):
Soldier, statesman, patriot and chivalrous gentleman, George Marshall in high public service exemplifies the noble tradition of a great school. We all share the pride which his alma mater feels...
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

To him more than any other individual, the United States and the free world owes its future. His place is at the head of the commanders of history.
-Harry S. Truman

He is a patriot, a distinguished soldier, and the most selfless public servant I have ever met.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

He has always fought victoriously against defeatism, discouragement and disillusion. Succeeding generations must not be allowed to forget his achievements and his example.
-Winston S. Churchill.
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HM NumberHM2QP
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:27pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278685 N 4332464
Decimal Degrees39.11325000, -77.55975000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.795', W 77° 33.585'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 47.70" N, 77° 33' 35.10" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 217 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg VA 20176, US
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