Liberation of Rome
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 41° 52.574 E 012° 28.839
33T E 290942 N 4639103
Quick Description: This plaque is fixed to the old Roman walls at the Piazzale Ostiense near to the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 7/28/2007 2:34:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM1XK1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 112

Long Description:
It reads :

"On 4 June 1944 The United States : Canadian First Special Service Force commanded by Brigadier General Robert T. Frederick led allied forces of General Mark Clark's Fifth Army, a part of Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander's Fifteenth Army Group, in the attack to liberate the eternal city.

In this action Task Force Howze of the 1st Armored Division, the 463d Parachute Field Artillery and city units of the Italian resistance gave valiant support as we breached the gates of Rome and secured the Tiber bridges.

To our brothers in arms of all the nations who died in the battles of the Italian campaign we dedicate this memorial

First Special Service Force Association
4 June 1984"
Date of Dedication: 6/4/1984

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Metro Station Piramide

Access times: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Commemoration: Breaching of the gates of Rome

Website for Waymark: Not listed

Location of waymark: Not listed

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