NYPD Marine Corps Association - Triangle VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 32.574 W 077° 20.563
18S E 295828 N 4268655
Quick Description: A plaque honors three NY police officers who died while conducting rescue operations at the World Trade Center in the 9/11 attack.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2012 5:41:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMENX5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 3

Long Description:
Semper Fidelis Memorial Park at the Marine Corps Heritage Center in Triangle, Virginia, near Quantico MCB sits on 23 acres and has a series of walkways with memorial bricks, commemorative benches, rally points, and monuments erected in honor of various Marine Corps units and organizations.

Among the memorials is a plaque that was presented to the Marine Corps by the NYPD Marine Corps Association on November 10, 2011 in honor of three Marine New York police officers who died while responding to the attack on the twin towers on 9/11. The plaque is mounted on a wall near the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Inscription:

NYPD MARINE CORPS ASSOCIATION
[NYPD Marine Corps Assoc. emblem]

[Photo]

MICHAEL S. CURTIN
SERGEANT
NYPD 1981-2001
SERGEANT MAJOR
USMCR (RET.)
USMC 1976-2001
[Image of twin towers]

[Photo]

JOHN C. COUGHLIN
SERGEANT
NYPD 1983-2001
CORPORAL
USMC 1976-1979
[USMC Globe and Anchor emblem]

[Photo]

VINCENT G. DANZ
POLICE OFFICER
NYPD 1987-2001
CORPORAL
USMC 1983-1989
NEVER AGAIN - NEVER FORGET
ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAS ATTACKED BY THE FORCES OF TERRORISM.
THE DEADLIEST ATTACK THAT DAY OCCURRED AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY
AND TOOK THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE.
THE THREE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT (NYPD) MARINES HONORED HERE,
ALL FIRST RESPONDERS SELFLESSLY GAVE THEIR LIVES CONDUCTING RESCUE OPERATIONS
INSIDE THE TWIN TOWERS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE ATTACK.
THEIR MEMORY WILL LIVE ON IN PERPETUITY.

ONCE A MARINE - ALWAYS A MARINE
PRESENTED TO THE MARINE CORPS BY THE
NYPD MARINE CORPS ASSOCIATION ON NOVEMBER 10, 2011
THE 236TH BIRTHDAY OF THE MARINE CORPS
AND THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR ASSOCIATION

SEMPER FIDELIS

**IMAGE OF TWIN TOWERS MADE FROM STEEL RECOVERED FROM THE WORLD TRADE CENTER**

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Daily: 9 AM - 5 PM


Entrance fees (if it applies):
Free admission


Type of memorial: Plaque

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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