Senator Paul H. Douglas, Parris Island, SC
Posted by: YoSam.
N 32° 20.985 W 080° 40.649
17S E 530347 N 3579249
Quick Description: Graduated a Marine at the age of 50. Became an officer and a US Senator.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2008 6:58:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM494G
Memorial placed by: US Marine Corps, MCRD Parris Island.DOUGLAS VISITORS CENTER
Dated on Memorial: 17 October 1977.
Location of Building and Memorial: Samoa St. & Blvd. de France, Parris Island.
in Memory of
SENATOR PAUL H. DOUGLAS
1892 ~ 1976
Graduating from Parris Island in 1942 as a 50 year old Private. Mr. Douglas was an inspiration to all. He rose to the rank of Major while serving in the Pacific Theater where he was wounded at Peleliu and Okinawa. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. The former economics professor later served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois. By his personal courage, fortitude and leadership, the Honorable Paul H. Douglas demonstrated the personal traits characteristic of Marine leaders.
List if there are any visiting hours:
Marine Corps Museum is open daily 10:00 to 4:30, closed New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. All visitors are subject to military regulations while on the Depot and access is dependent upon prevailing security measures.
You may obtain a day pass at the gate by presenting a driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. For more information contact the Marine Museum, 1.843.228.2951.
A walking tour of the monuments, and memorials is available.
Entrance fees (if it applies): none
Type of memorial: Building
Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed
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