Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Purple Heart Memorial
( Front )
Nation’s oldest military decoration
“The Purple Heart”
Left side: The Purple Heart Insignia
My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime.
Erected by Thomas E. McCall Chapter #1922 M.O.P.H. in memory of William S. Kerlin W.W.II Carroll Co.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers for he to-day who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
( Obverse Side )
Comdr. Fred Priest U.S.N. WW # 2 & Korea • Sr. V. Clarence Minnear Army - WW # 2 • Jr. V. James Logsdon Army - Vietnam • Trea. & Adj. Bob Schoonover Army - Korea • Trus. Harold Trout U.S.M.C. - WW # 2
Erected by Thomas E. McCall Chapter # 1922 M.O.P.H.
Location. 40° 25.148′ N, 86° 53.738′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Street and Main Street, on the left when traveling north on North 2nd Street. Click for map. Located on the South/East lawn of the Lafayette
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Four Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Iraq War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Purdue Block (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tippecanoe County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); John T. Myers (about 500 feet away); To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal (about 500 feet away); General Lafayette - Fountain (about 600 feet away); 1825 Lafayette 1925 (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lafayette.
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