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  • Monument Name

    4th Marine Division Memorial, Salisbury National Cemetery

  • Type

    Sculpture

  • Subjects

    World War II

  • City

    Salisbury

  • County

    Rowan

  • Description

    This granite sculpture is a small box-shaped monument with an elaborate inscription on its top. The monument is approximately 4 feet long, 2 feet wide, and 3 feet high. Included in the inscription is the “Fighting Fourth’s” (4th Marine Division) logo in the center with the Ground Combat Element logo on both sides. Lightning bolts emerge from the four sides of the Fighting Fourth’s logo towards the four corners of the monument’s top face. The top face is polished, and the sides have been left rough.

    Images: Image of inscription | View with the Maine Monument and Monument to 11700 Unknown Dead in sight

  • Inscription

    FOURTH MARINE DIVISION ASSOC. WWII / UNCOMMON VALOR WAS A COMMON VIRTUE

    [On the four lightning bolts are inscribed:] ROI-NAMUR / SAIPAN / 4 / TINIAN / IWO JIMA

    SEMPER FIDELIS / CAROLINAS CHAPTER 26 2002

  • Custodian

    National Cemetery, Salisbury

  • Dedication Date

    2002

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.659300 , -80.475030 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      No related materials.

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Carolinas Chapter 26

  • Landscape

    The monument is located in the Salisbury National Cemetery.

  • Death Space

    Yes

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