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Westville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Proudly We Pay Tribute

 
 
Proudly We Pay Tribute Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, September 10, 2008
1. Proudly We Pay Tribute Marker
Inscription.

Stone Obelisk:

Proudly we pay tribute to the men and women of the Westville Area who served their Country

Bronze Marker behind glass
They died that we might live

1917 World War I 1918
Anton Gustas Tony Gandy Mike Gravatti Antony Petro Martin F. Vutrick

1941 World War II 1945
Richard Dowiatt Joseph Kotcher Alex Mazeikas Henry Kerkes Robert Kerns Charles Shaffer G. Williamson, Jr. Jack Youhas Victor Howard Herbert Menestriana John Revello Anthony Ringus

Mario Biava Achille Delanois Harold Delanois Virgil DeVoss Anthone Ark Norman McDaniel Paul Morris Justin Attutis Pete Laitis Gerald Ingle John Krainock William Strainis

1950 Korean War 1954
Clyde Lamkins John H. Parezo Peter Vilutes, Jr.

1964 Vietnam War 1975
Kenneth R. McAllister Francis W. Deal. Jr

Also mounted behind glass are the names of servicemen from the Westville area who served their Country in World War I, World War II, Korean, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.
 
Erected by American Legion Post 51.
 
Location.
Bronze  Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, September 10, 2008
2. Bronze Marker
40° 2.802′ N, 87° 38.308′ W. Marker is in Westville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is on North State Street south of East Moses Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westville IL 61883, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial To Westville Area Coal Miners (within shouting distance of this marker); Westville War Memorials (approx. 0.4 miles away); Potawatomi - A Trail of Death (approx. 3.6 miles away); Vermilion County War Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Tilton Honor Roll (approx. 3.9 miles away); Servicemen From Tilton (approx. 3.9 miles away); Abraham Lincoln in Tilton, Illinois (approx. 3.9 miles away); 73rd and 125th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Westville.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Left Side of  Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, September 10, 2008
3. Left Side of Memorial
Right Side of  Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, September 10, 2008
4. Right Side of Memorial
Full View  of  Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, September 10, 2008
5. Full View of Memorial
"Zamberletti" City Park Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, September 10, 2008
6. "Zamberletti" City Park
The Memorial can be seen in the background behind the "Zamberletti" City Park sign.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,381 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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