Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Albert G. Maroscher Memoriam
Albert G. Maroscher
Maj Inf U.S. Army
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Army Commendation Medal
K I A
Vietnam 15 April 1968
Asst PMS HSU 1964-67
MA History 1967
Who believed in and lived by the Military Code
Duty - Honor - Country
Presented by the 1968-1969
ROTC Corps of Cadets
Erected by Hardin-Simmons University ROTC.
Location. 32° 28.551′ N, 99° 44.07′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from Hickory Street north of Ambler Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located on the campus of Hardin-Simmons University east of Reflection Pond; the above directions are to the university. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 Hickory St, Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Babe Shaw Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Hardin-Simmons University Student Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hardin-Simmons Bell Hardin-Simmons University (within shouting distance of this marker); William G. and Shirley Swenson Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Old Headquarters of the Hashknife Ranch (approx. 0.8 miles away); Morgan Jones (approx. 1.2 miles away); Abilene Municipal Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abilene.
More about this marker. The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) erected the flag pole near the main entrance to the campus as a memorial to Major Albert B. Maroscher who was a former assistant professor of military science at the university. Moaroscher was a Romanian native who later became a naturalized American citizen. The pole was manufactured by the 111th Engineer Headquarters of the Texas National Guard and is 62 feet in height.
(Source: HSU History, Traditions and Landmarks. Abilene, Texas: Hardin-Simmons University.)
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.