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Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memory of All Veterans

Both Living and Dead

 

—These are the Dead —

 
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By Keith L, October 28, 2010
1. Veterans Memorial
Inscription. Sergeant Charles E. Mower, Company A, 34th Infantry, on November 3, 1944, was an assistant squad leader in an attack against strongly defended enemy positions on both sides of a stream running through a wooded gulch near Capoocan, Leyte, Philippine Islands..

As the squad advanced through concentrated fire, the leader was killed and Sergeant Mower assumed command. In order to bring direct fire upon the enemy, he had started to lead his men across the stream, which by this time was churned by machinegun and rifle fire, but he was severely wounded before reaching the opposite bank.

After signalling his unit to halt he realized his own exposed position was the most advantageous point from which to direct the attack, and stood fast. Half submerged, gravely wounded, but refusing to seek shelter or accept aid of any kind, he continued to shout and signal to his squad as he directed it in the destruction of two enemy machineguns and numerous riflemen.

Discovering that the intrepid man in the stream was largely responsible for the successful action being taken against them, the remaining Japanese concentrated the full force of their fire power upon him, and he was killed while still urging his men on.

Sergeant Mower's gallant initiative and heroic determination aided materially in the successful completion
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By Keith L, October 28, 2010
2. Veterans Memorial and Courthouse
of his squad's mission. His magnificent leadership was an inspiration to those with whom he served.

World War One

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3. Sergeant Charles E. Mower
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World War Two

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Vietnam War

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Korean War

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Civil War

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Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 44° 56.414′ N, 91° 23.807′ W. Marker is in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is on North Bridge Street south of East Cedar Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at the Chippewa County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 North Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sokup's Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Rutledge Charity (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Federal Building & Early Mail Service (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Hiram S. Allen Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Mason Shoe Factory (approx. ¼ mile away); Ronald P. Anders (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Norway House & the Birthplace of Alexander Wiley (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles E. Mower
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7. Vietnam War · Korean War · Civil War
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. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 9, 2011.) 

2. Charles E. Mower. Find A Grave entry. (Submitted on April 9, 2011.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,034 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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