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Tarpon Springs in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Craig Park War Memorial

 
 
Craig Park War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 4, 2007
1. Craig Park War Memorial Marker
Inscription. World War I, World War II, Korean and Vietnam War. (lists of names)
 
Location. 28° 8.798′ N, 82° 45.576′ W. Marker is in Tarpon Springs, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is on South Spring Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tarpon Springs FL 34689, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tarpon Springs Sponge Industry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rose Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); West Elfers Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Baker House (approx. 5 miles away); Elfers (approx. 5 miles away); Old Elfers School (approx. 5.6 miles away); Oasis Park (approx. 6.7 miles away); Seven Springs (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tarpon Springs.
 
Additional comments.
1. Flagpole
A flagpole dedicated to two Vietnam War soldiers has been added to this marker. It reads:

"Flagpole given in memory of our brothers who did not return.
1LT Robert Renneke
75th Rangers 9th Infantry Division (LRRP)
CPT Frederick H. Roever
4th Combat Engineer Bn 4th Infantry Division
Vietnam"
Craig Park War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 4, 2007
2. Craig Park War Memorial Marker
    — Submitted July 3, 2009, by Nick Hansen of Lake Ozark, Missouri.

 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Craig Park War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nick Hansen, December 10, 2008
3. Craig Park War Memorial Marker
Note in this picture the addition of the flagpole.
“Soldier” image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 4, 2007
4. “Soldier”
I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing, and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness .. should I fall.
I have seen the face of terror; felt the stinging cold of fear; and enjoyed the sweet taste of a momentís love.
I have cried, pained, and hoped.. but most of all, I have lived times others would say were best forgotten.
At least someday I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was ... a soldier.
~ By George L. Skypeck, U.S. Army, Vietnam.
Craig Park War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, November 4, 2007
5. Craig Park War Memorial Marker
“Flag pole given by the Greeks. They came from foreign shores and for our nation's liberty gave up their first born.”
Craig Park War Memorial Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nick Hansen, December 10, 2008
6. Craig Park War Memorial Flagpole Marker
 
 
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