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Manchester in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial

 
 
Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 21, 2016
1. Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial Marker
Main inscription close up
Inscription.
Plaque 1
In honor of Rene Gagnon and all those from Manchester who answered their countries call.

PFC Rene A. Gagnon 2nd Bn. 28th Reg. 5th Marine Div.

"Don't glorify war... there is no glory in it"
Rene A. Gagnon

"On Iwo Jima uncommon valor was a common virtue."
Adm. Chester Nimitz

Plaque 2
Following the bloody invasion of Iwo Jima and four days of savage combat on the island fortress six hundred miles from Japan, Five marines including Manchester's Rene Gagnon and a Navy corpsman, raised the stars and stripes and became part of the most famous photo of WWII.
 
Erected 1995.
 
Location. 42° 59.525′ N, 71° 27.612′ W. Marker is in Manchester, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Amherst Street, on the right on Chestnut Street. Click for map. Marker is located in what is called Victory Park. There are two markers in the memorial, a large rock and a smaller pillar. There is also a flag pole as part of the memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester NH 03103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manchester NH Victory Park War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Manchester NH General Pulaski Monument

Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 21, 2016
2. Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial Marker
Small pillar inscription
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Manchester Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manchester NH War Memorial (approx. mile away); Manchester NH Civil War Memorial (approx. mile away); Manchester NH World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Amoskeag Mills (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Mary's Bank Credit Union / La Caisse Populaire Saint-Marie (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manchester.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 21, 2016
3. Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial Marker
Long view of flag pole, and two markers
Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 21, 2016
4. Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial Marker
Street view of marker along Chestnut Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 22, 2016.
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