The Golden Thirteen

The Golden Thirteen (HMPFE)

Location: North Chicago, IL 60088 Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.744', W 87° 50.411'

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In March, 1944, the first African-American naval officers in U.S. history were commissioned at Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Twelve ensigns and one warrant officer made American military history, and went on to serve with distinction in World War II. They called themselves the Golden Thirteen. One of these men, William S. White, went on to become a Judge on the Illinois Appellate Court. Today, Building 1405, located onboard Recruit Training Command, is dedicated to the Golden Thirteen and their significant contribution to history.
Placed ByNaval Station Great Lakes
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 430759 N 4684804
Decimal Degrees42.31240000, -87.84018333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.744', W 87° 50.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 44.64" N, 87° 50' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)847
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 405-409 Dewey Ave, North Chicago IL 60088, US
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