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Veterans Memorial Building

Dedicated 1933

 

—Tuolumne County War Memorials —

 
Veterans Memorial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
1. Veterans Memorial Building Marker
Marker is mounted on the front of the building to the left of the entrance doors.
Inscription.
[ First Marker - See Photo #1 ]
Veterans Memorial Building
American Legion Post 58 & Auxiliary
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3154 & Auxiliary Disabled American Veterans Chapter 119 & Auxiliary
Viet Nam Veterans Chapter 391
Korean War Veterans of Tuolumne County
Tuolumne County Veterans Committee, Inc
Re-Dedicated September 3, 1994
In Honor of All Veterans

[ Second Marker - See Photo #2 ]
Veterans Memorial Hall
World War I
Erected 1932 in appreciation of the patriotism of the war veterans of Tuolumne County, is especially dedicated to the memory of these men who gave their lives in the World War 1917 – 1918

Melvin Smyth - Tuolumne • Louis A Ciravegna - Soulsbyville • Joseph Deyon - Tuolumne • Howard Kahl - Tuttletown • James C. Kuhl – Jamestown • Lawrence Kress – Columbia • Gerge Marshall – Standard City • William Lloyd Davis – Sonora • Albert Lertora – Jamestown • Henry Meyer – Sonora • Willard Barnum – Sonora • Ernest C. Beal – Chinese Camp • Walter Cresswell – Sonora
Veterans Memorial Hall - World War I image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
2. Veterans Memorial Hall - World War I
Marker is mounted on the wall in the vestibule of the building.
• Charles Hall – Big Oak Flat • Earl M. Stagg – Tuolumne
Board of Supervisors
Frank J. Ralph – Chairman
Frank J. Dondero • Ernest H. Hodge • William F. Knoop • Robert T. Simmons
Robert D. Straugh – County Supervisor
George Frederick Ashley – Architect • Ira H. & Ralph V. Larsen – Builders

[ Third Marker – See Photo #3 ]
A Tribute To
Women Military Veterans
Dedicated to the women of our Armed Forces who have served with honor and pride. To those that did not return, to the many that gave their blood in defense of our country in each conflict our great nation had endured.
Civil War
Spanish-American War • World War I • World War II • Korean War • Vietnam War • Granada • Panama • Persian Gulf
May their devotion to duty and
country, not be forgotten.
God bless each and all
Presented by the Korean War Veterans
Association of Tuolumne County
1998

[ Fourth Marker – See Photos #4 and #5 ]
Front:
Korean War Memorial
1950 * 1953
This memorial is dedicated to all Korean War Veterans who served and died with courage and conviction during a conflict that produced 54,246 U.S. casualties and 8,177 MIA’s.
Battle
Tribute to Women Military Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
3. Tribute to Women Military Veterans Marker
Marker is mounted on the wall in the vestibule at the entrance to the building.
of Pusan Perimeter June 27 - Sept. 16, 1950 • Invasion of Inchon Sept. 15, 1950 • Battle for Seoul Sept. 15, 1951 • Battle of Chosin Reservoir Nov. 27, - Dec. 11, 1950 • Battle of Pork Chop Hill July 6-10, 1953

Rear of Monument:
Korean War Veterans
Charter Members
T.C.K.W.V. Assoc.
Robert W. Mildenberger USA • Wendell H. Jones USMC • Gerald R. Ryder USN • Jack W. Mealer USMC • Charles N. Phillips USN • Frederick H. Aulwurm USN • Earl N. Bailey USAF • Harry F. Bollinger Jr. USA • Dodge O. Boyd USN • William W. Dunlavy USA • Albert L. Glick USA • William W. McClanahan USA • Louis D. Reyes USA
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Robert J. Ashe USA KIA • Richard D. Podesta USA KIA • Floyd DeAnda USA • Eugene F. Bradford USMC • Arthur F. Busalacchi USN • John M. Baker USN • Leland G. Dahlin USN • James B. Wood Sr. USA • Malcom C. Hagan USMC MIA • Derald D. Jacobson USA • Warren L. McDonald USA • Raymond P. Cutting USA • James V. Ruane USN • Joe Cummings USN • Frank G. Perano USN • William C. Milwee USMC • William Tolar USN • Anthony J. Astalfa USA • John M. Poorbaugh USAF • John K. Furrer USAF • Lois J. Black USAF • E. Lee Dauster USMC • Gary Van Den Bergh I USN • Al Koski USA • Robert Loll USAF • Robert W. Evans USA • Roger C. Ivani USAF • James M. Boone USN • Raymond E. Titchenal USA • Lloyd E. Titchenal USA • Robert C.
Marker Number 4 - Korean War Memorial - Front image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
4. Marker Number 4 - Korean War Memorial - Front
Franklin USA • R. Merrittstein Timmins USA • William E. Parsons USMC • Lynville E. Taber USMC • Roland M. Elliott II USA • Albert H. Costa USN • Albert J. Longmore USMC • Milton E. Schroeder USN • Howard L. Manning USN • Don R. Holcomb USN • Donald G. Bigham USAF MIA • Rex H. Miles USA MIA • William E. Hansen USA • Roger C. Gisler USAF • Gerald R. Whitehead USA • Raymond F. Eckley USMC • Donald W. Wright USAF • Richard J. Smith USMC • Billy June Lawrence USA • William R. Sistek USA • Charles R. Hayden USA • Charles Dyson Sr. USN • John V. Litteral USA

[ Fifth Marker – See Photos #6,#7 and #8 ]
1941 World War II 1945
USA USMC USN USAAF USCG USMM
This monument is dedicated to all the men and women who served in the Armed Forces and the civilian population who so courageously served our country.
Tuolumne Co. Veterans 1998


[ Sixth Marker – See Photo #9 ]
Vietnam War
In memoriam to the heroic Tuolumne co men and women of the armed services who gave their lives for their country during the conflict in Vietnam era.
Dedicated Nov 11 1967
S/SGT Roy Lochart USA AM 7 Calvary • Lance CPL Dennis C. Johnson USMC 2nd Bttln 3rd Marine Div. G Co • CPL Thomas H Benton USMC 3rd Div • SP/5 Wm W McConnell USA 10Ist ABN Div • SP/4 Mark Paine Collins
Rear View of the Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
5. Rear View of the Korean War Memorial
USA C Trp 1/4 Calvary 1st Inf Div

[ Seventh Marker – See Photos #10 and #11 ]
Persian Gulf War
1990-1991
Dedicated to the men & women of the Armed Services of Tuolumne County who served their country proudly during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm
Dedicated by Operation Troop Support

 
Location. 37° 59.12′ N, 120° 22.999′ W. Marker is in Sonora, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of North Washington Street (State Highway 49) and East Jackson Street, on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 North Washington Street, Sonora CA 95370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tuolumne County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of the Sonora Daily (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the First Office of The Union Democrat (within shouting distance of this marker); -Yo- Semite House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuolumne County Albert N. Francisco Building (about 300 feet away, measured
World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
6. World War II Memorial
in a direct line); Sonora IOOF Lodge No. 10 (about 300 feet away); A Portal of the Past (about 400 feet away); First Home of Wells Fargo & Company in Sonora (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sonora.
 
World War II U.S. Navy 20m.m. Anti-Aircraft Gun image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
7. World War II U.S. Navy 20m.m. Anti-Aircraft Gun
World War II U.S. Navy 20m.m. Anti-Aircraft Gun - Side View image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
8. World War II U.S. Navy 20m.m. Anti-Aircraft Gun - Side View
Viet Nam War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
9. Viet Nam War Marker
This marker is mounted on the wall to the right of the entrance doors.
Persian Gulf War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
10. Persian Gulf War Marker
Persian Gulf War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
11. Persian Gulf War Marker
Veterans Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
12. Veterans Memorial Building
Veterans Memorial Hall - Military Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
13. Veterans Memorial Hall - Military Museum
The Korean War Memorial is seen in the background.
 
 
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