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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.
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
Dedication date: 2002
Materials & Techniques: Granite
Sponsor: Carolinas Chapter 26
Landscape: The monument is located in the Salisbury National Cemetery.
Subjects: World War II
11 July 2014 | Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina