Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Doolittle Raiders

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Location: at the intersection of Gervais Street (Highway 1/378) and Gist Street
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 33° 59.826    W 081° 2.831
  33.9971    -81.047189
Style: Free Standing **


Symbolizing the strength and endurance of South Carolinians, these Palmetto trees commemorate the Columbia trained Doolittle Raiders whose courage and patriotism in the early hours of World War II rallied a beleaguered nation to save Western Civilization and all mankind from a descent into another Dark Age.

Presented to the City of Columbia by Columbia Green and John and Mary Rainey On The Occasions of the Raiders´ 50th (1992) and 60th (2002) Reunions


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