General Clifton Bledsoe Cates Historical

General Clifton Bledsoe Cates Historical (HM1X6B)

Location: Knoxville, TN 37916 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 57.483', W 83° 55.717'

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—United States Marine Corps —

Side ABorn in Cates Landing, Tennessee, on August 31, 1893, Clifton B. Cates attended school in Tiptonville and the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri. While excelling in varsity football and baseball, he received his law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1916. His early Marine service included combat commander duties in World War 1 and World War II. Wounded seven times in World War I, Cares received over thirty American and foreign medals. In 1942, he led the First Marine Regiment, First Marine Division on Guadalcanal.Side B

Major General Cates commanded the Fourth Marine Division during the conquest of Tinian and Iwo Jima in 1944. From 1948 to 1952, General Cates served as the 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps. The first Tennessean to achieve the rank of full general, he was highly commended for his military service during the Korean War. General Cates died on June 4, 1970 in Annapolis, Maryland. A Marine for thirty-seven years, his body was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
HM NumberHM1X6B
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 235875 N 3983261
Decimal Degrees35.95805000, -83.92861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 57.483', W 83° 55.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 57' 28.98" N, 83° 55' 43.02" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 733-797 James Agee St, Knoxville TN 37916, US
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