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206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Memorial - Little Rock, Arkansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 34° 44.278 W 092° 15.936
15S E 567228 N 3844230
Quick Description: Memorial honoring World War II unit located in MacArthur Park in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2010 5:25:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM97H7
Views: 10

Long Description:

The memorial is in MacArthur Park which is the former grounds of the U.S. Arsenal in Little Rock. The memorial is behind the 1840 arsenal building (the only remaining building from the arsenal) which is now the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. There are several other veterans memorials in the area. The memorial is brick with a bronze plaque inscribed:

This Memorial Has Been Placed Here
By Veterans Of The
206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft)
Col. Elgan C. Robertson

Commanding Officer

Honoring  the memory of those men who served, fought, and died in defense of their country as members of the 206th Coast Artillery Anti Aircraft.  Originally an all Arkansas National Guard regiment federally recognized 24 November 1923 consisting of a Regimental headquarters and service Battery, a medical detachment, two anti-aircraft battalions. The first made up of a searchlight and three, three inch gun batteries.  The second with four anti-aircraft machine gun batteries.  Pre World War II trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Fort Barancas, Florida, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, Camp Placios, Texas, Camp Ripley, Minnesota, and Camp Pike, Ark.  Federally mobilized 6 January 1941.  Trained Fort Bliss and White Sands, New Mexico.  Deployed to Asiatic Pacific & defended Dutch Harbor, Alaska, June 3 & 4, 1942.  Defeating the Japanese attack.  Rotated to Fort Bliss, Texas 1944 where personnel were reassigned to units in the European and Asiatic Pacific commands.

Property Permission: Public

Access times: From: 6:00 AM To: 10:00 PM

Location of waymark:
MacArthur Park
Little Rock, Arkansas

Commemoration: Members of the 206th Coast Artillery who served during World War II

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Access instructions: Not listed

Website for Waymark: Not listed

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