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Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial

 
 
Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2008
1. Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial
Inscription. This memorial is dedicated to those who served, those who died, and those still missing.

Erected by Coshocton County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 159 with the support of the citizens of Coshocton County

Killed in Action
Michael S. Caley • Jerry W. Heskett • Douglas S. Kempf • Robert O. Korns • Donald V. Stein • Charles K. Wright • Chester A. Wright

As we view this memorial, let us:
Grieve with those who lost a loved one
Comfort those who still suffer
Assist those left handicapped
Forgive those who were misled
Understand those who can not cope
Console those who feel guilt
Honor those who returned
Learn from this experience
and remember
 
Erected 1987 by Coshocton County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 159 and the Citizens of Coshocton County.
 
Location. 40° 16.443′ N, 81° 51.98′ W. Marker is in Coshocton, Ohio, in Coshocton County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on the south courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Coshocton OH 43812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coshocton County War Memorial
Those Killed in Action Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2008
2. Those Killed in Action
(a few steps from this marker); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (a few steps from this marker); Coshocton County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coshocton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); William Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Raymond M. Hay (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delaware Nation Council House (about 700 feet away); William’s Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coshocton.
 
Additional comments.
1. How This Memorial Came To Be
In 1979 I began to search out Vietnam War veterans in Coshocton County, Ohio, to try and get enough vets together to form a local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association. In 1980 a Rap Support Group was formed to aid Vietnam Vets in Coshocton County that were having problems with PTSD. I was part of that group and we met and talked and worked through many issues relating to Vietnam Veterans and our war experience. We decided to stick together
Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2008
3. Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial
and form a local Chapter of VVA. VVA Chapter 159 was an outgrowth of the Rap Group.

In 1985 I wrote the proposal and proposed at a meeting of VVA to seek donations to erect and dedicate a memorial to our local comrades of the Vietnam War. We met with the County Commissioners that year to get permission to use a piece of ground at the Courtsquare for the memorial. It was granted a few weeks later. Through donations and support from the local community, the memorial was dedicated in November of 1987, about one year from the date when the project began.

I believe that for the healing that was needed by many local veterans at the time, a memorial to honor those Vietnam Veterans of our county was a start in the right direction.
    — Submitted September 10, 2011, by James Shivers Jr. of Coshocton, Ohio.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyHeroesWar, Vietnam
 
Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial Reverse Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2008
4. Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial Reverse
Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial Detail Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2008
5. Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial Detail
Jerry Heskett (listed on the marker) Photo, Click for full size
By Don A. Atchinson, Aug, 1966
6. Jerry Heskett (listed on the marker)
I served with Jerry in the U.S. Marine Corps. This photo was taken August 25, 1966 at ITR school at Camp Pendleton. I miss him greatly. Semper Fi.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,296 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.   6. submitted on , by Don A. Atchinson of Santa ana, Ca.. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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