Kew Gardens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial
In memory of those who gave "The Last Full Measure of Devotion"
F.P.O. Robert Volden, U.S. Navy October 30, 1990
Capt. Mario Fajardo, U.S. Army Febr. 26, 1991
Sgt. Patbouvier Ortiz, U.S. Army February 27, 1991
Courageous citizens of the Borough of Queens, who nobly sacrificed their lives to liberate the people of Kuwait, during the Persian Gulf Conflict.
This plaque is dedicated in their honor on the 4th day of June, 1991.
Location. 40° 42.809′ N, 73° 49.691′ W. Marker is in Kew Gardens, New York, in Queens County. Marker is on Queens Boulevard west of 82nd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens NY 11415, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sergeant Joseph E. Schaefer Oval (approx. 1.1 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); The King Mansion (approx. 1˝ miles away); Remsen Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Prospect Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different Prospect Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Exedra (approx. 2.2 miles away); Time Capsules (approx. 2.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a retaining wall to the right of the entrance of Queens Borough Hall in Queens.
Regarding Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial.
• F.P.O. Volden died in a boiler room accident aboard a navy ship.
• Capt. Fajardo, who had emigrated from Ecuador in 1974, was an electrical engineer in the 82nd Airborne, and was killed dismantling a land mine.
• Sgt. Ortiz was killed when his helicopter crashed during the rescue of a downed pilot.
Categories. • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm •
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