Molly Marine

Molly Marine (HM1EKD)

Location: Quantico, VA 22134 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 31.061', W 77° 17.622'

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On November 10, 1943, the city of new Orleans dedicated the first United States monument of a woman in service uniform: "Molly Marine." A local recruiter commissioned the statue to help recruit women during World War II. Renowned artist Enrique Alferez, a Mexican immigrant who wanted to be a Marine, donated his services. Due to wartime restrictions, the statue was cast in concrete. In 1998, the Molly Marine Restoration Society was formed by the Marine Corps League, Marine Support Group of New Orleans, and Women Marines Association to restore and preserve Molly in perpetuity. This bronze is a replica of the original which stands proudly in New Orleans. The support and generous contributions of CWO3 Kim T. Adamson (USMCR) and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation made this monument possible.

(On front of statue base) Dedicated To The Women Who Have Earned The Title, Marine
2 September 2000

(On back of statue base) Erected By Molly Marine Restoration Society
New Orleans
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByCWO3 Kim T. Adamson (USMCR), the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and the Molly Marine Restoration Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 2:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 300031 N 4265749
Decimal Degrees38.51768333, -77.29370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 31.061', W 77° 17.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 31' 3.66" N, 77° 17' 37.32" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2000-2050 Broadway St, Quantico VA 22134, US
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