551st Parachute Infantry Battalion (Separate)

551st Parachute Infantry Battalion (Separate) (HM1S29)

Location: Marston, NC 28363 Scotland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 59.698', W 79° 32.636'

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This monument is dedicated to the heroic men of the Five Hundred Fifty First Parachute Infantry Battalion (Separate)who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefields of Europe during World War II. Their motto was

Aterrizar y Atacar
Land and Attack
This they did

GOYA...Battle Cry of the 551st
Great Outstanding Young Americans

This monument place here by members, relatives and friends of the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion Separate) Association 1 July 1992

This monument is also dedicated to the memory of eight of our fellow paratroopers and buddies who net their death by drowning on a night training parachute jump 16 Feb 1944 at Lake Kinney Cameron

We remember
PFC Shelly C Ferguson / Athens AL
T/S John Hoffman / Pierce NB
PFC Kenneth D McGrotty / Medford OR
PFC Ishmael H Petty / Coalwood WV
SGT Benjamin Preziotti / Brooklyn NY
PFC Zollie Ramsey / Hil Ham TN
PFC Norval L Reed / Clarksburg WV
PVT John L Wafford / St Stephens SC
HM NumberHM1S29
Year Placed1992
Placed ByMembers, relatives and friends of the 551st Parachures Infantry Battalion (Separate) Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 632881 N 3873453
Decimal Degrees34.99496667, -79.54393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 59.698', W 79° 32.636'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 59' 41.88" N, 79° 32' 38.16" W
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Area Code(s)910
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Marston NC 28363, US
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