North Tonawanda in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
U.S. Navy Seabee Veterans
CMA3 Marvin Glen Shields, NCB Team 1104. Citation: For action on 10 June 1965 at Dong Xoai, Vietnam, the President of the United States in the name of the Congress, takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to Marvin Glen Shields 1939-1965, Construction Mechanic Third Class, United States Navy.
Erected 1996 by N.S.V.A. Island X-8.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 43° 2.341′ N, 78° 53.236′ W. Marker is in North Tonawanda, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on River Road (New York State Route 266) 0.2 miles north of Wheatfield Street (New York State Route 429), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Memorial is in Fisherman's Park which is sandwiched between River Road and the east branch of the Niagara River. Marker is in this post office area: North Tonawanda NY 14120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Stephan Butski, U.S.M.C. (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Joseph E. Darlak, SKIc The "Highspeed Line" (within shouting distance of this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Marines (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Once Around is Never Enough (approx. one mile away); Herschell-Spillman Steam Boiler (approx. one mile away); North Tonawanda (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North Tonawanda.
Also see . . . U.S. Navy Seabees Veterans Memorial - North Tonawanda. List of names on the memorial. (Submitted on January 27, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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