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Columbia City in Whitley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Valiant Men and Women of Whitley County

 
 
Valiant Men and Women of Whitley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
1. Valiant Men and Women of Whitley County Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to the
Valiant Men and
Women of
Whitley County

Who served their
Country and the
Cause of Freedom in
World Wars I and II


(Left Side):
They Gave their Lives only Yesterday

(Right Side):
For a Better World of Tomorrow


(Left Side Plaques):
World War I
Arthur Babb Scott Baker James V. Brandenbury William E. Burch Harold G. Hyre Wiley B. Farmer Charles H. Burnham Chester Goble Ralph M. Hicks Marshall Kerns Carl Souder, MD Ray P. Harrison John H. Hoffer

World War I
Earl C. Koester Harlow Menzie Arthur B. Mosher Joseph L. Palmer Verlin E. Rogers Amos E. Walker George Slayle Ralph D. Waugh Aubrey B. Washburn Floyd A. Estlick Charles Warnick Gerald H. Young

World War II
Joseph G. Alles Dilman J. Beerwert Preston A. Boggs Glen Brumbaugh Lloyd V. Boschet Russel Buckles Walter Krisher John W. Steele, Jr. Maurice W. Byall William D. Chapman Ralph E. Conner Robert Conner Ansel C. Deeter

(Right Side Plaques):
World War II
Charles Vance Joseph G. Fiedler Allan E. Egolf Alfred A. Fry Jack E. Gebert A. Morton Goebel Bill A. Hively Richard
Full View - - Whitley County War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
2. Full View - - Whitley County War Memorial
H. Harley Carl Hines Bill A. Hiveley Homer I. Hiveley John R. Hoffer Richard H. Hosler James R. Lambert Richard B. Langohr

World War II
Harry J. Linvill George J. Lehman Robert R. McNagny, Jr. Richard W. Meyers Mark A. Meyer Arthur B. Mosher Carl J. Mosher Kenneth E. Penn Hobart E. Perry Lee J. Plattner John W. Greeley Ralph Depoy Franklin Reed, Jr. Alfred Fry

World War II
Donald L. Ramp Roger B. Reese Eldon R. Richards Eugene C. Steele Lloyd Sheets Edgar Sheets Stephen Rehm Robert Richards Russell E. Wright Herbert Simon Raymond E. Zumbrun Wayne D. Butler Francis W. Truex, Jr. Harold E. Pickard Billy J. Swinehart
 
Location. 41° 9.412′ N, 85° 29.362′ W. Marker is in Columbia City, Indiana, in Whitley County. Marker is on West Van Buren Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Van Buren Street, Columbia City IN 46725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ralph F. Gates (here, next to this marker); Thomas Riley Marshall (here, next to this marker); Whitley County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitley County Korean War Memorial
Left Side - - Whitley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
3. Left Side - - Whitley County Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Marshall, McNagny & Clugston (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitley County (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitley County Jail (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Thomas R. Marshall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia City.
 
Additional comments.
1. Eugene C. Steele
Lt. Eugene C. Steele WWII loss has also been memorialized (as of 16 June 2011) on a memeorial in the village of Manziana, Italy). Lt. Steele was one of four US Army servicemembers killed on the day Manziana was liberated from the Nazis - 7 June 1944.
    — Submitted June 28, 2011, by Stephen P. Johnson of Washington, District of Columbia.

 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, World IWar, World II
 
First Plaque on Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
4. First Plaque on Left Side
Second Plaque on Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
5. Second Plaque on Left Side
Third Plaque on Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
6. Third Plaque on Left Side
Right Side of  Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
7. Right Side of Memorial
First Plaque on Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
8. First Plaque on Right Side
Second Plaque on Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
9. Second Plaque on Right Side
Third Plaque on Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
10. Third Plaque on Right Side
They Protected Us.......... image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
11. They Protected Us..........
Whitley County Court House - North image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
12. Whitley County Court House - North
Whitley County Court House - South image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
13. Whitley County Court House - South
Whitley County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
14. Whitley County Court House
 
 
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