“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rockville in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Honor Roll

Defenders of Freedom

Honor Roll - Defenders of Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 18, 2007
1. Honor Roll - Defenders of Freedom Marker
For God and Country

This votive tablet is dedicated to the honor of the men and women of Parke County, Indiana who answered the call of our Country in the Great World Wars, and especially to those who died that you and I might live; and to the Eternal Memory and Glory of the American Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines who sleep on the far flung beach-heads of the world’s outposts, in obedience to the Command of the American People in order that the American Way of Life might survive.

1914            W. W. I            1918
George Baird • Forrest N. Burns • Perley C. Carty • Lonnie Clore • Clifford T. Cox • Charles E. Daniels • Vivian B. Davies • George F. Dill • William A. Edminsten • James B. Fellenzer • August Hamm • Forrest K. Hobson • Henry E. Hopper • Maurice C. Irwin • William O. Isham • Gordon R. Jackson • Tony E. Kashon • Earl A. Litsey • Paul H. Long • Peter Lucak, Jr. • William R. Martin • Jesse H. Moore • Otis Morris • Floyd E. Nevins • Grover C. Price • William E. Robbins • William B. Settles • Onia L. Shoaf • Lloyd Shoemaker • Isaac C. Thompson • Vance Vestal • Earl R. Wakeland • James Williamson.

            1941 - W. W. II            1945
Homer J. Arnold, Jr. • Charles R. Bell • Frank A. Bovillez • James H. Coleman • Joseph W. Coy • Keith B.
Parke County Indiana - War Memorials image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 18, 2007
2. Parke County Indiana - War Memorials
Delp • Fred P. Doyle • John Doyle • Richard Graham • Loren E. Grimm • Glen Puck • Malcolm Gross • Raymond E. Greene • Francis J. Hannes • Vance C. Harney • Harold W. Hart • Victor Hartman • John E. Havey • Vernon C. Hobbs • John L. Howard • Thomas E. Hunt • John M. Hurley • Charles W. Hutchenson • Thomas R. Irwin • Charles E. Jacks • Mervin A. Jackson • Thomas E. Jefferies • Eugene Lowe • Albert W. Lunsford • Charles W. Martin • Bruno M. Macko • Sherman L. Maurey • William D. Melton • Gerald E. Morgan • Woodrow W. Norman • Connie A. O’Hern • Donald H. Pawley • Charles Phelps • Walter E. Ratcliff • William R. Reed • Wilbur T. Reinoehl • Fred C. Smith, Jr. • Robert K. Smith • Warren L. Stump • Edward B. Larget • Paul J. Taylor • Joseph M. Thomas • Raymond C. Thomas • Fern M. Titus • Robert L. Trout • Francis W. Wood.

At the call of duty they did not falter and in the hour of death they knew no fear.
Their consecration to a bitter task and their sacrifice become our challenge to defend in peace as in war the dignity of free men everywhere. All men fear, but the brave put their fears down and go forward, sometimes to death but always to victory.
Erected 1949 by Parke County and Fellenzer Post 48 American Legion.
Location. 39° 45.739′ N, 87° 13.73′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is at the intersection of West Ohio Street (U.S. 36) and South Market Street (State Road 40), on the right when traveling east on West Ohio Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville IN 47872, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Viet-Nam Honor Roll (here, next to this marker); Korea (here, next to this marker); Naming of Rockville (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Bells molded into One Bell (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Old 1832 Jail (about 800 feet away); Parke County Museum (approx. Ό mile away); 1883 Railroad Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Also see . . .  Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 12, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. 20th CenturyHeroesMilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismPeaceWar, World IWar, World II
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,498 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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