Gen. James M. Gavin
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChilliWilli
N 40° 47.915 W 076° 24.906
18T E 380624 N 4517361
Quick Description: Marker honoring Gen. Gavin who lived in this coal region community as a youth.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2006 10:33:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM7C1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChilliWilli
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Long Description:
U.S. Army officer; he rose to lieutenant general, 1955. A military strategist who championed airborne operations & the flexibility to fight limited wars. In World War II, a paratrooper with 82nd Airborne Division, becoming commander, 1944; was in the Sicily & Normandy invasions. Retired from Army, 1958. U.S. Ambassador to France, 1961-63. Board chairman of research firm, Arthur D. Little, Inc., 1964-77. During his boyhood, he lived here in Mount Carmel.

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Marker Name: Gen. James M. Gavin

County: Northumberland

Date Dedicated: 09/15/2001

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: West Avenue & Maple Streets, Mt. Carmel, PA

Category: Military, Military Post-Civil War

Website: [Web Link]

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