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Knox County (Indiana) Gold Star Honor Roll

 
 
Knox County (Indiana) Gold Star Honor Roll Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Knox County (Indiana) Gold Star Honor Roll Marker
Inscription. Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm

Following the American Civil War, the United States emergence on the World scene was profound, if not inevitable.

The citizens of Knox County have been summoned on numerous occasions to answer their country’s need to fill the ranks of its armed services in conflicts throughout the world. These monuments before you are dedicated to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the hope and belief that the basic rights and freedoms outlined in the fundamental documents depicted here would be preserved and enjoyed by all citizens.

Many others have also died in times of peace in the service to this nation. Soldiering is inherently dangerous, be at war or peace. We honor them as well.

(Stone Memorial #1):
Spanish American War
Charles D. McCoy

World War I
(Column One):
William C. Abraham • Forrest A. Alton • Noble C. Baker • Chauncy W. Barr • John R. Barr • Andrew J. Bennett • Lawrence W. Bouchie • Rex R. Boyer • Ellis P. Cannon • James A. Catt • George W. Clark • Francis B. Cockerham • Reuben D. Cooper • Gilbert W. Cox • John J. Deischer • Herbert E. Donnoe • Cecil H. Ehlers • Ralph G. Elliott • David B. England • Joseph D. Ferguson •
Full View - - Knox County (Indiana) Gold Star Honor Roll Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Full View - - Knox County (Indiana) Gold Star Honor Roll Marker
Cecil Frederick • Donald Frederick • Alexander Givens • Claudius Harrell • Harry J. Henry • Clarence Hinchman • Walter H. Hoffman • Frank Hollingsworth • Christian Howder • Charles F. Hummel • Isaac F. Hoopingarner

(Column Two):
Royal Jacobus • Harry F. Johnson • Charles W. Jones • John E. Kardokus • Charles H. Karns • Fred Kelso • Robert Kixmiller • Henry H. A. Limper • William E. McAndrews • Jerry McCoy • Frank J. Mattingly • Donald J. Miller • John T. Miller • Walter R. Polk • Lee E. Pry • Elmer Pulliam • George O. Richards • Alonzo Robinson • Charles M. Robinson • William E. Rodarmel • Leslie Selby • Wayne H. Smith • James T. Snider • Escoe L. Soden • Howard M. Tryon • Raymond Utley • Horace L. Vanable • Bryant F. Van Kirk • James R. Wall • Ellis O. Westfall

(Stone Memorial #2):
World War II
(Column one):
Henry Ackerman • Conrad Y. Adams • William A. Adams • Harold M. Adkins • Louis L. Agee • George D. Baker • Robert P. Bell • Harry N. Bicknell • Perry J. Biggs • Wilson D. Bills • Clars E. Bilskie • Edward G. Bough • Willis J. Bovenschen • George W. Brookhart • William D. Brown, Jr. • David Bullukian • John Bunch • Walter B. Butler • Orville Byrd, Jr. • John F. Casey • Harvey L. Cisel • Charles R. Clinkerbeard • Harold L. Collins • Wilburn L. Collins • Harold J. Cook • Dennis P. Coonrod • Ival
Stone Memorial - - "Spanish American War" -&- "World War I" Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. Stone Memorial - - "Spanish American War" -&- "World War I"
Cooper • Leonard Cooper • Orville Cooper • George A. Crock • Robert E. Cross • Albert M. Davidson • Joseph A. Dawson • Leroy Decker • Kenneth Duncan • Richard J. Dunn • Virgil L. Eikenberry • Gilbert Ellerman • Ora C. Ellis • Leo B. Erexson • Maynard Evans • Robert V. Everett • Richard Filcock • Thomas Fish • Harry L. Fraker • James W. Fravel • Leo W. Fredericks • Rush B. Freeman • Valentine G. Frisz, Jr. • William R. Gardner

(Column Two):
Cecil Gayer • John P. George • James R. Gill, Jr. • Richard L. Goodman • Robert E. Goodman • Gerald Goodrid • Gilbert Gray • Donald R. Green • Charles Gridner • Charles E. Haag • Elmer Hagemeier • James A. Hall • Earl F. Harper • Charles H. Harris • J. Gordon Harris • Glenn E. Hart • Bill G. Hartley • Loren J. Hartley • Dewey R. Hartsburg • Donald Hatfield • Lowell Hawkins • Richard A. Hebert • Max A. Helderman • Stanley Henderson • Noble Hoffman, Jr. • Alfred D. Holloman • David Holzkamper • Earl Hooper • Vernon E. Houchins • Gilbert W. Hunter • Ralph N. Hunter • Ralph J. Hurst • Alvin E. Jackson • William Jacobs • Henry F. Jaussaud • Richard Johnson • Lester Joseph, Jr. • Ralph L. Joyce • Robert M. Kendall • Raymond G. Kirk • Robert E. Kimberly • Marion E. Kohlhouse • Karl H. Kreimer • Walter Kurczak • Carl Lambe • Jefferson Laslie • John W. Laslie • James H. Lawence • Carl E. Lee • Charles C. Lewis

(Memorial
Stone Memorial - - "World War II" - ("A" - "L") Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. Stone Memorial - - "World War II" - ("A" - "L")
Stone #3):
World War II
(Column One):
Don Lueking • Erwin R. Lear • Calvin E. Leffler • Charles Luenebrink • George W. Lytel • Elmer L. Malott • John H. Martindale • Maurice E. Messel • Ruel H. Miller • Carl W. Moore • Darrel E. Morrison • Carl E. Myer • Walter P. McKinley, Jr. • Jesse W. McCord, Jr. • James D. McDowell • David H. Neighbors • Oskar P. Dexmann • Robert H. Offutt • Joseph E. Ostendorf • Robert Y. Osterhage • Bernice E. Page • Robert H. Page • Keith R. Peachee • Aaron W. Perry • John A. Phipps, Jr. • Boyd E. Pitcher • Harold E. Pielemeier • Charles Porter • Mark E. Powers • James W. Prather, Jr. • George B. Pruett • Claude Rebold • Robert C. Rebstock • Floyd A. Reel • Mack Reel • George R. Rego • Stanley G. Resler • Ernest Reynolds • Jesse Richards, Jr. • George Risley, Jr. • Dewey Roach • Hubert R. Roark • Earl M. Rodgers • William M. Roe • Earl Rogers • Thomas C. Rose • Conrad E. Russell • Everett J. Sanders • Robert L. Sanders • Bert G. Sauls

(Column Two):
George D. Schaffer • Max A. Schlomer • Albert R. Schnuck • James O. Schultheis • Leo L. Schultz • Buddy G. Shepherd • Richard Silock • Vincent E. Singer • Mack J. Sinnett • Charles C. Small • Austin J. Small • Kenneth L. Smith • William M. Smith • Eugene Snyder • Arthur E. Snyder, Jr. • Royal R. Snyder • Hubert C. Sommer • Norman R. Sparrow • Donald
Stone Memorial - - "World War II" - ("L" - "Z") Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
5. Stone Memorial - - "World War II" - ("L" - "Z")
M. Stangle • Ellis R. Strange • Fred L. Stalcup • Charles E. Steinsberger • Kenneth L. Stinnett • Marvin R. Stroud • Glenn L. Sullivan • Porter B. Summers • Ferdinand R. Swan • Charles C. Taylor, Jr. • Francis L. Taylor • Edward C. Theobald • Hugh Thompson • John J. Tincher, Jr. • John N. Vachet • Norman D. VanMetre • Karl L. Volle • Warren J. Wade • Martin F. Wagner • Ralph G. Wallem • Joseph H. Warder • Robert E. Wheatley • Howard C. Wheatley • Robert L. Whitesitt • John H. Williams, Jr. • Norman E. Wilson • Robert L. Wise • Claude C. Winkler, Jr. • Ernest J. Wright • Robert V. Young

(Memorial Stone # 4):
Korean War
(Column One):
Ralph A. Bond • Joseph B. Bouchie • Delbert Chansler, Jr. • Edward L. Cole • Paul W. Deckard • Jack L. Dickman • James R. Dunn • Robert B. Edwards • Henry E. Evans • Dwaine E. Fields • Leslie V. Gremore • Wilson J. Hankins • Delmer F. Held • Richard G. Inman

(Column Two):
Elmer H. Johnson • Virgil M. Lee • Everett W. Leffler • Harvey E. Like • Lawrence M. Liston • David J. McCord • Roy E. Pruitt • Frederick E. Pry • Charles R. Sapp • Robert Scott • Jerald L. Sheldon • Vernon W. Snow • Thomas Tapley

Vietnam War
(Column One):
James A. Bailey • James W. Bedell • Arnold R. Benton • Louis W. Branch • Joseph B. Brittain • David A. Cooper
Stone Memorial - - "Korean War", "Vietnam War", and "Desert Storm" Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
6. Stone Memorial - - "Korean War", "Vietnam War", and "Desert Storm"
• Joseph M. Cornelison • Charles A. Covey • Michael R. Day • Michael E. Dent • Floyd E. Doades • John A. Grabbe • Dick D. Hamilton • James E. Haynes • Lloyd L. Heath

(Column Two):
Billy W. Hedge • Thomas A. Higgins • Robert M. Kail • William D. McAllister • Gary C. McFetridge • Robert F. Owens • Jerry E. Pry • Michael E. Rains • Royse W. Rehwald • Steven R. Renner • William D. Robbins • Robert J. Rose • Bruce E. Strate • Terry M. Ward

Desert Storm
Jeffrey D. Reel
 
Erected 2008.
 
Location. 38° 40.609′ N, 87° 31.614′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of North 7th Street and Broadway Street, on the right when traveling north on North 7th Street. Click for map. located on North East corner of the Knox County Courthouse lawn in Vincennes, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knox County Veterans Memorial Park (here, next to this marker); Knox County (Indiana) Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Mary Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church In Indiana Territory (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cradle of Freemasonry in Indiana (about 700 feet away); Synod of Indiana of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (about 700 feet away); Vincennes' Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Niblack Mansion (approx. ผ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Vincennes.
Sphere Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
7. Sphere

 
Additional comments.
1. Documents of Freedom
The marker stated, "These monuments before you are dedicated to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the hope and belief that the basic rights and freedoms outlined in the fundamental documents depicted here would be preserved and enjoyed by all citizens." While separate memorials also identify them, a separate panel lists and explains these "Documents of Freedom."(see below pictures)

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments reflect the legal foundations of western society and are a historical source of present day legal codes.

Declaration of Independence

The signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 is considered to be the founding of the United States of America. Written mostly by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration states the fundamental principles of government: “ We hold these truths to be be self evident, that all men are created with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. “ Years later President Abraham Lincoln explained the central importance of the Declaration of Independence when he said:
“Four Score and Seven Years ago our Fathers brought forth on
Documents of Freedom - Story Board Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
8. Documents of Freedom - Story Board
this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
          Abraham Lincoln
          Gettysburg Address - - 1863

The Northwest Ordinance of 1787

The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 created the Northwest Territory and laid out a system of laws for the governance of the frontier lands that would eventually become the States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota. Article Three stated “schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged” thus giving impetus to the creation of the Vincennes University. The Northwest Ordinance was enacted by the Continental Congress on July 13, 1787.

The United States Constitution

This work represents the fundamental basis of law in America and is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution provides the framework for the organization of the United States Government. It was ratified by the Continental Convention on September 17, 1787.

“It appears to me, then, little short of a miracle, that the Delegates from so many different States (which States, you know are different from each other) in their manners, circumstances, and prejudices, should unite in forming a system of national Government, so little liable to well founded
Declaration of Independence - Memorial Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
9. Declaration of Independence - Memorial Stone
objectives.”
          Washington

BILL of RIGHTS

The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution were ratified on December 15, 1791, by the first United States Congress. The Bill of Rights provides a number of rights for the new nation including free speech, freedom of religion, the right of assembly, and protection of private property through due process, among others. The Bill of Rights remains a fundamental symbol of the freedoms of the nation. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted October 21, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.

 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, Spanish-American
 
Ten Commandments - - Memorial Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
10. Ten Commandments - - Memorial Stone
Knox County Formation Proclamation - - Memorial Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
11. Knox County Formation Proclamation - - Memorial Stone
Bill of Rights - - Memorial Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
12. Bill of Rights - - Memorial Stone
Northwest Ordinance of 1787 - - Memorial Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
13. Northwest Ordinance of 1787 - - Memorial Stone
Long View - - All - Knox County (Indiana) Gold Star Honor Roll Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
14. Long View - - All - Knox County (Indiana) Gold Star Honor Roll Marker
Full View - - Documents of Freedom - Section Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
15. Full View - - Documents of Freedom - Section
Civil War Memorial -and- Other Memorials Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
16. Civil War Memorial -and- Other Memorials
The "Knox County Gold Star Honor Roll" memorials can be seen in the extreme background to the right in the photo -and- the "Documents of Freedom" memorials are to the extreme left in the background.
South/West Corner - - Knox County Courthouse Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
17. South/West Corner - - Knox County Courthouse
North East Corner - - Knox County Courthouse Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
18. North East Corner - - Knox County Courthouse
East Side - - Knox County Courthouse Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
19. East Side - - Knox County Courthouse
 

 
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