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Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial

 
 
Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Marker
Inscription.
In honor of the United States Marine Corps and the Marines of Hamilton County who made the supreme sacrifice in the
World War

[Roll of Honored Dead]

Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts
XVIII Co., V. Reg., U.S. Marines
Defensive Sector Aisne-Marne
St Mihiel Meuse-Argonne

Presented to the
City of Cincinnati
July 4, 1921

 
Erected 1921 by Benjamin Merrill Ricketts, M.D.
 
Location. 39° 6.044′ N, 84° 30.213′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Lytle Street and E. 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Lytle Street. Click for map. Marker is about 80 feet southwest of the Anna Louise Inn, Cincinnati Union Bethel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Lytle Street, Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bottoms (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); The Taft Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Cincinnati's First Playground (within shouting
Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Rear image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
2. Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Rear
Looking NNW across Lytle Park toward East 4th Street.
distance of this marker); President William Howard Taft (within shouting distance of this marker); "Lincoln - The Man" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Mike" Mullen (within shouting distance of this marker); Lytle's Surroundings (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Regarding Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial. Merrill Laws Ricketts enlisted in Cincinnati on July 20, 1917; service number 117204; promoted to Corporal December 7, 1917; deployed to France with the American Expeditionary Forces on December 31, 1917; killed in action on October 4, 1918; awarded the Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, among other decorations. Parents living at 4th Street and Broadway at time of death.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyHeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Front image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
3. Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Front
Fort Washington Way (US Route 50) in background.
Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Honored Dead (Part A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
4. Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Honored Dead (Part A)
Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Honored Dead (Part B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
5. Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Honored Dead (Part B)
Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
6. Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Sculpture
USMC Eagle, Globe & Anchor on top of memorial.
Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts Portrait on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
7. Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts Portrait on Marker
Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Fountain image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
8. Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Fountain
Water no longer flows from the fountain.
Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Sponsor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
9. Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Sponsor
Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Sculptor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
10. Ricketts Marine Corps Memorial Sculptor
In ground United States Marine Corps Emblem, at base of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 16, 2011
11. In ground United States Marine Corps Emblem, at base of Memorial
- seen in picture 2 -
Cincinnati Bethel Union's Anna Louise Inn image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
12. Cincinnati Bethel Union's Anna Louise Inn
Located near the Ricketts Marine Memorial.
Anna Louise Inn Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
13. Anna Louise Inn Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   11. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   12, 13. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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