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Modesto War Memorial

 
 
Panels 1 and 2 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
1. Panels 1 and 2
PEACE
World War 1
COUNTRY
World War II
(A through F)
Inscription.
[Panel 1:]
PEACE
This silent tribute to the fallen heros
of Stanislaus County who gave their
lives for family and country that
Freedom and Peace may endure.

They bravely fought not for fame or
glory but for Liberty and Right.

We treasure their memory and honor their
deeds for they belong to us for eternity.

Their names shall not be forgotten.


WORLD WAR I
Herbert H Adams • Edgar H Annear • H Barker • Lenne E Bean • Guy W Boardman • Arthur W Carlson • James Chio • Stanley L Collins • John W Dielks • Armand W Dye • Herman M Eklund • Uriah M Epperson • Elmer Fox • Kenneth B Glidden • Paul E Guyler • Elijah B Hayes • Charles P Hedrick • Ebert W. Herron • Ervin C Hurd • Charles D Johnson • Harvey W Kent • James A Kessler • William H Koenig • Thomas A Light • George F Marconi • Robert C McCaughlin • Irvin N McCormick • Carl D McIntosh • Roy S Merriam • Lloyd U Mills • Ernest F Mittell • Sterling W Pack • Louis Pedrioli • Robert S Plimpton • Daniel S Savage • Romain Schell • Oscar Snover • Donald S Spenker • Oliver J. Stedman
Panels 3 and 4 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
2. Panels 3 and 4
FREEDOM
World War II
(G through N)
VALOR
World War II
(O through Z)
• Fred F Stover • Cecil E Thompson • Ward Tittle • Peter E Tosh • Thomas F Wayman • William I Weaver • Bert O Weeks • Raymond L Wilson • Ora F Winn • Arthur Wordon •
Gifted to Stanislaus County by Joe J. and Diane Venturin

[Panel 2:]
COUNTRY
There Country Asked For Their Life
And Their Life They Gave

WORLD WAR II
Kenneth C Ables • George D Adams • Charles M Allen • John S Allen • Norman M Allport • George Allison • Harold Alton • Poney L Amant • Howard L. Anderson • Albert M Andrade • Clifton N Andrews • Richard J Andrino • Fred W Andrus • Leslie V Atwood • Robert Axelrod • Joseph W Azevedo • Louie C Bailey • Everette C Baird • Roy L Baker • Glenn V Barber • Willie A Barker • Paul F Barnhizer • Tillson H Barrows • George H Bates • John A Bavaster • Paul M Bayes • Max L Bellows • Gilbert T Bennett • Anthony Bertao • Michael D Birdwell • Rova E Bittick • Albert M Blackmon • Coy Booth • Admer N Boren • Bufford Bowen • Merton A Bowen • John S Boyd • William M Bracells • Frank D Bradford • Louis Braseco • Raymond E Brown • Jesse E Bruml • Leonard E Bryant • William E Bucklew • Warren H Burkett •
Panels 5 and 6 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
3. Panels 5 and 6
DUTY
Korea
Gulf War
HONOR
Vietnam
Roy B Burrel • Willis L Butler • Frank Byrd • Manuel Cabral • Raymond R Camery • Jude P Camp • Harry D Carlson • Joseph D Catlin • Russell H Cavanaugh • Norman Charleson • Gerald F Charlesworth • Simon G Chaves • Roy Christian • Harold J Clark • Louis D Clark • Harold S Cleek • Willie R Colbert • Cedric F Coleman • George J Condrey • William Converse • Howard E Coogan • Neal P Cotton • Frank Cox • Bernard M Craig • Clifford R Crismon • William L Crow • Charles M Crowell • Gerald P Curtice • Benito S Dalipe • Homer Damir • Carl DeLaMotte • Clarence P DeMoss • La Mark Dees • Richard G Dick • Marvin Dillwood • Oneal Doig • William F Dorroh • Chester C Dougherty • Donald A Erickson • Blanchard R Evarts • Richard T Evarts • Frank O Ferrini • James T Fields • Edgar Ford • Frank Fovinci •

[Panel 3]
FREEDOM
They fought for liberty and right
They died in freedoms cause

WORLD WAR II
William W Galbraith • Raymond K Gardner • Robert E Gardner • Robert N Getty • Donald Goldsmith • Annibal F Gomes • Frank G Gonsalves • Billy F Goodman • Charles D Graves • Charles R Greer • Marvin Greer • John H Hall • Carl W Hamlow • William
Modesto War Memorials image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 29, 2009
4. Modesto War Memorials
The Guns are Silent-American Legion Monument on the right, the 6-Sided Panel Memorial in the center, and the VFW Memorial on the far left of photo.
C Hammond • Richard C Harms • Walter W Harrelson • Johnnie B Harris • Henry W Harrity • Howard R Hartley • Lyle H Hartvickson • Carl Hayes • Robert C Hazzard • Carol Hedlind • Alvin M Henry • Paul Hickey • Ashley W Hicks • Robert Hittle • Everett D Horst • Clyde M Hudelson • Leo R Hughes • Harlin E. Hunt • Albert H Hutchison • Johnny Istilarte • John B Jacobs • Robert C Jenkins • Herbert N Johnson • Ralph E Johnson • Stanley G Johnson • Victor L Johnson • Walter L Johnson • John A Johnston • John B Julian • Borge O Kellstrom • Joseph W Kelly Jr. • William W Ketcham • Dewey F Kiefer • Thomas R King • Bertil Kolander • Jack E Lansberry • James J Lash • Raymond D Laws • William A Logan • Odes E Long • Sherman W Long • Keith R Lowe • Arthur Luce • Vernon T Luke • James F Lukins • Waymon J Luton • Raymond H Magers • Verman A Mainard • Christopher E. Mann • Stanley H Marchand • Frank J Marksman • Carl F Marler • Frank Martin • Louis G Martin • Henry E Mayfield • Robert C Maze • David McBride • J B McCleskey • Delmar C McElhaney • Leonard McClone • Herbert R McGrew • John McGrew • Robert R McLennan • Arthur D McOuone • Gilbert J Mello • J D Delane Miller • Peter Miller • Webster G Miller • Merritt T Mills • Troy M Mitchell • Walter E Morgensen • Ralph L Mourer • Emil C Mundt • John M Murphy • Floy D Muse • Gene A Myers • Richard E Nelson •

[Panel 4]
VALOR
In love, in grief, in pride
We yield our sons

WORLD WAR II
James O Nixon • Phillip G Noble • Gilbert R Norton • William P Odell • Charles N Ohrt • Walter E Olson • William S Orvis • Merle A Osburne • Floyd E Osgood • William B Owens • Roderick D Parish • Arthur Parodi • Othie L Perdue • Walter F Perra • Fred C Peterson • Leon A Peterson • Walter S Peterson • Harold D Phillips • Lawrence H Phillips • William M Phipps • Dwight D Pitzer • Angelo E Ponzio • Osbun A Porter • Bryan E Pridmore • Keith L Rackley • Frank Ramsey • Jack C Rathbun • Glenn D Rice • Marland W Rines • Severine J Robben • Robert I Ronning • Manuel Rozario • Albert R Salazar • John A Scharli • Murl R Schrock • Willie F Scott • Jack P Scovel • Robert Y Seymoure • Carl T Sholander • Willie Silva • Amon G Smith • William R Snyder • Steve S Solano • Warren N Steele • Donald F Stender • Stanley E Stevens • Walter T Stevens • Maurice Stockton • George E Storch • Dewey T Summers • Dale Swift • Alfred Switzer • Emmet W Terrill • Herbert A Thomas • Julian E Thomas • Russell E Thomas • Henry J Tiedemann • Eugene R Torvend • Elmer G Tosta • Harold J Totman • Arthur L Tucker • Raymond R Updegraff • William W Urton • John Van Andel • Melvin L Vanciel • Eugene Vaughn • Clifford A Vierth • Vernan V Vivian • Laird K Walker • William H Walker • Floyd H Wallace • Richard L Wall • Robert M Warner • Charles W Warren • Dewey C Warren • Raymond L Watts • Charles L Wiese • Robert Wilcox • Andrew I Williams • Jeff H Williams • Joseph D Williams • Truit Williams • George E Willson • Ivan V Wilson • Leonard O Wissner • Louis E Yepez • Anthony J Zakarian •

[Panel 5]
DUTY
Who kept the faith
And fought the fight

KOREA
Troy W Bailey • Fred E Baker • James E Beller • Otis P Benjamin • Kenneth C Brubaker • Fred C Bumgardner • John C Cabral • Harvey Chambers • John V Chitwood • John DeGroot • Junnie L Elliott • Joe C Green • Larry P Hamby • Lawrence E Hoffman • R A Jackson • Robert T Jones • Gene B Kelso • Hugh L Kienitz • Duante E Lewis • Lowell D Lunt • Jimmy Pantazopulos • Jerry J Rayburn • George A Robinson • William C Schemmel • Claude L Sheppard • Oscar L Taylor • Garland C Thomas • John F Tulloch • Donald P Tupper • Wallace W Van Dyke • Stanley W Yoppini • F "Brick" Brown •

GULF WAR
Michael D Anderson • Dale G M Brehm • Chad Gonsalves • Raymond D Hill • Bunny Long • Antonio S Mendez • Juana Navarro • Oscar Sanchez • Aaron W Simons • Justin Wood • Joseph A Gage • Bruce Salazar Jr.• Tony J Gonzales • Daniel Hyde •

[Panel 6]
HONOR
We treasure them in memory
Our country’s sacrifice

VIETNAM
Steven E Amescua • Doyle Atkins • Stephen E Austin • Robert Austin • Roy D Barnes • Gary W Bartlow • Michael D Birdwell • Anthony J Blevins • Kenneth L Breshers • Donald L Chaney • Mario A Cisneros • Stanley S Clark • Joseph J Daffer • Peter E Day • William L Dornbergh Jr.• William A Fish • Richard W Ford • John H Franklin • Ernest K Gerhardt • Thomas L Herd • Demetrio L Hernandez • Jerry L Holmes • Phillip L Inman • Jimmy D Jordon • Jack D LeTourneau • Anthony L Lema • James R Lewis • Manuel D Madruga • John R Markille • Dennis A McElroy • Brian K McGar • Gerald L McKinsey • Charles R Mears • Richard R Obert • Galen E Ohlson • Richard L Parham • Gary C Parkinson • Serveston D Pope • Reginald F Powell • Joseph A Randazzo • Neal A Rasmussen • Gunther H Rehling • Leonard Reza • Daniel J Ryan • Larry M Sabo • Antonio Silva • Jose A Silveira • Coy F Stark • Robert N Staud • Gary D Tisdall • Donald C Vaughn • Larry A Walker • John C Weborg • Kenneth L Worley • Larry E Wright •
 
Erected 1999 by Joe J. & Diane Venturin.
 
Location. 37° 38.425′ N, 120° 59.861′ W. Marker is in Modesto, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on "I" Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker and Monument are located on the grounds of the Stanislaus County Offices. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 "I" Street, Modesto CA 95354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Guns Are Silent (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Modesto War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Modesto – Stanislaus County Seat (a few steps from this marker); The Paper Boy (approx. ผ mile away); The McHenry Mansion (approx. ผ mile away); Silent City (approx. one mile away); Modesto Pioneer Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Grand Army of the Republic (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Modesto.
 
Additional comments.
1. Thanks
Thank you for creating this site and posting photos.
I am unable to visit in person due to health reasons. My Uncle is listed on the marker, Rova E Bittick Jr. killed at Tarawa. I can not begin to tell you what it means to my family to be able to see the marker photos with enough clarity to read his name. Thank you and God bless. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted August 13, 2010, by Michael E Bittick of Springdale, Arkansas.

 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 4,018 times since then and 198 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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