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Sugar Creek in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial

 
 
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
1. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Inscription. Center Tablet:
(picture of a stylized Eagle)

Erected to those of
Sugar Creek, Missouri who have
made the Supreme Sacrifice in
World War I and World War II
Korea and Vietnam

Left Tablet:

Pvt. George Beal Army France July 19, 1918 * * Pvt. R. K. Mayfield Army France Sept. 28, 1918 * * Pvt. Garnett Lee Pittillo Army France Oct. 4, 1918 * * S/Sgt. Lewis W. Zwarka USMC Korea Sept. 6, 1950 * * Cpl. Kenneth W. Onka Army Korea Apr. 20, 1951 * * Sgt. Howard E. Swann USMC Vietnam June 9, 1967 * * M/Sgt. Donald F. Dian Army Vietnam Apr. 23, 1968 * * L/Cpl. Michael E. Hamilton USMC Vietnam May 16, 1968 * * PFC. Edmund A. Petrechko, Jr. Army Vietnam Mar. 4, 1970

Right Tablet:

Lieut. Cecil D. Sooter Navy Panama June 15, 1942 * * Sgt. Paul G. Zawarka Army Marshall Islands Feb. 19, 1944 * * Pvt. Kenneth McGaw Army Tunisia March 1, 1944 * * T/Sgt. Dean Darby Army France June 16, 1944 * * Cpl. Michael Dumsky Army New Guinea June 26, 1944 * * T/Sgt. Frank Clemens Army France July 4, 1944 * * Pvt. Andrew Paloney Army France July 26, 1944 * * S/Sgt. Douglas M. Fulkerson Army Germany Sept. 11, 1944 * * Arm. 3/C Joseph Bruson U.S. Navy Pacific Sept. 13, 1944
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
2. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Closeup of Left Tablet
* * Lieut. Ross Buckley U.S. Army Germany Feb. 28, 1945 * * Cpl. Claude Danforth Army Pacific Oct. 24, 1944 * * Arm. 1/C. Eldon E. Means Navy Pacific Apr. 6, 1945 * * Pvt. John T. Large, Jr. U.S. Marines Iwo Jima Mar. 12, 1945
 
Location. 39° 6.602′ N, 94° 26.796′ W. Marker is in Sugar Creek, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and Carlisle Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Kentucky Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Independence MO 64054, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Independence (approx. 1.3 miles away); Harry S. Truman Historic District (approx. 1.4 miles away); "The Neck" (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Eternal Flame of Freedom (approx. 1.4 miles away); Harry S. Truman Grave (approx. 1.4 miles away); Truman Library Veterans Memorial Carillon (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Harry S. Truman Library (approx. 1.4 miles away); Liberty Bell Replica Marker (approx. 1.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Memorial is set in a small "park" that is this Memorial and lots of greenspace. It is in a mixed use neighborhood of commercial and residential and it seems to be very well maintained.
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
3. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Closeup of Right Tablet

Left of the Memorial is a 155MM Howitzer dated 1918. To the right, is open parkland. One proceeds along a concrete path. Obscuring the Memorial is an "island" consisting of landscaping and a lighted flagpole. The flagpole has the American, Missouri, and MIA/POW flags flying.
The path continues around the island. Flanking the island are a pair of concrete benches - one on either side. These afford the first clear view of the Marble Memorial.
Parking is available across Kentucky Avenue in a large lot.
 
Also see . . .  Sugar Creek Missouri. Link to the City of Sugar Creek (Submitted on February 5, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
4. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Closeup of Eagle on Center Tablet
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
5. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Closeup of Dedication on Center Tablet
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
6. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Closeup of 155mm Howitzer
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
7. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Wide shot of Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 822 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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