Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift

Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift (HMC67)

Location: Charlottesville, VA 22902
Country: United States of America

N 38° 1.929', W 78° 28.683'

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Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift was born in Charlottesville on 13 Mar. 1887. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1909 and servedon posts in the Caribbean, Central America,China, and the United States. GeneralVandegrift led American forces in their first successful major Pacific offensive in World War II at Guadalcanal and was awarded the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor.He also served as the Commandant of the Marine Corps from l944 to 1947 and in 1945became the first active-duty Marine four-star general. He died on 8 May 1973 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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HM NumberHMC67
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Marker NumberQ-25
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10:26pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 721341 N 4212384
Decimal Degrees38.03215000, -78.47805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.929', W 78° 28.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 55.74" N, 78° 28' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-410 E High St, Charlottesville VA 22902, US
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