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Coshocton Train Wreck

109th Field Artillery

 
 
Coshocton Train Wreck Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Coshocton Train Wreck Memorial
Inscription. (Lower Plaque)
In loving memory of the 33 men
of the 109th Field Artillery
killed in the train wreck
Sept. 11, 1950 in Coshocton, Ohio

(Upper Plaque Listing Names):
Capt. Arthur J. Thomas

Warrant Officers
Wm. M. Wellington - James F. McGinley

Sergeants
Lester J. Kuehn
Bernard S. Okrasinski
Gilbert B. Wharton
William C. Edwards
John W. Cox

Corporals
Carl W. Armbruster
Joseph F. Fletcher
Thomas M. Ostraszewski
Larry L. Luzinski
John L. Barna

Privates 1st Class
Leonard Balonis - Ronald J. Jackson
Harold Handlos - Martin Hornlein
Clyde P. Harding - Edward W. Gallagher
Donald C. Zieker - Raymond Pudlowski
Edmund F. Zabicki

Privates
William F. Tierney - Richard A. Royer
William F. Sobers - William J. Dougherty
Charles Norton - Frank C. Martinez
Eugene Carr - Thomas W. Wallace
Hugh L. Fargus - Wallace
Coshocton Train Wreck Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Coshocton Train Wreck Memorial
R. Ludwig
William R. Disbrow

 
Location. 40° 46.863′ N, 77° 47.729′ W. Marker is in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Boal Avenue (U.S. 322) just north of Boalsburg Pike, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in front of the 28th Division Shrine. Best access from the parking area for the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Boalsburg PA 16827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pennsylvania Military Museum / 28th Infantry Division Shrine (a few steps from this marker); 28th Signal Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 103rd Engineers (within shouting distance of this marker); 109th Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th Field Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); M60A3 Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); The 28th Division Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boal Troop (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boalsburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Memorial at the site of the train wreck.
 
Also see . . .
1. Casualties of the Train Wreck. The soldiers were part of a group activated during the early stages of the Korean War. (Submitted on February 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Troop Train Wreck. Page from the Coshocton Fire Department offering details of the accident and photos of the scene. (Submitted on February 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,180 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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