Richfield in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Honoring All Veterans Memorial
To recognize those women and men who have served our country, protecting our freedom and our lives, the names of all honorably discharged Veterans are welcome on the memorial tablets; active or retired, wartime or peacetime, active duty or reserves, deceased or living, regardless of residency.
There is much symbolism throughout this memorial. Each column represents one of the six military branches, including branch seal and selected song or hymn. The columns curve inward to honor the flag and to show how all branches are united in their efforts to serve and protect our Country. The two glass elements allow sunlight to pour through them, honoring our Veterans with a full day's remembrance. One element has the Purple Heart, honoring those wounded or killed in combat, and the other a Gold Star, honoring the families of our service men and women
Artist: Travis Gorshe
tablet WI.a. Robert J Hoeppner · Navy Donald N Thorgaard · USMC John Kraemer · Army Joseph Troseth · Army George M Kenealey · USMC Wayne W Keep · USMC Chjarles C Myre · USMC Gregory P Myre · USMC Richard W Harms · Army William J Blanchard · USMC Frank A Klingberg · Navy Roger J Mcinerny Jr ★ · Army Robert D Scattarelli · Navy Fred L Wroge · Army James R Grimm · USMC William E Kupfer · Army Stuart K Swanson · Army S Douglas Wallentine · Army Thomas J Butler · USAF Kenneth S Stromberg · Army Robert W Ikola · Navy Eusebio H Avila · Army Scott P McCarthy · Army Dean F Blood · USCG Joe B Garcia · Navy Marville C Anderson · Army Reuben W Anderson · Army CG Chuck Sasse · USAF Orville E Wangen · USMC Wesley Borgeson POW · USAF Malcolm A Amundson · Army Henry J Filzen · USMC George A Godfrey · Army James M Burke · USMC Gerald
tablet WI.b. Charles Chuck W Lindberg · USMC Rodney Lindberg · Navy Rick Lindberg · USAF Jeffrey Lindberg · Army Herman H Tack · Army Earl H Bruder · USAF
tablet WI.c. R Patrick Gibney · Army Lee V Hathaway · Army Karl A Parkos · Navy Richard G Parkos · Navy Michael E Leeder · Navy Alfred E Pulk · Navy Emil Shipka · Navy Bernard Illies Jr · USMC David J Butler · Army Marshall O Raaen · Navy Ernest J Smieja ★ · USAF Peter J McKenna · Army Paul G McKeena · Army John D McKeena · Army Joseph F McKenna · USAF
tablet WI.d. Henry A Schmidt · Army Rodney W Schmidt · Navy Andrew W Schmidt · Navy Robert V Andersen · Army Daniel L Fortier · Navy Howard G Fortier · Navy Mahlin A Norine · Army Richard V Franson · Army Burton L Benson · Navy Arlan V Nelson · Army J Timothy Bumgarner · Army Joshua A Vannyhuis · Navy Hope M Vannyhuis · Army Willis A Walker · Navy Douglas J Walker · Army Howard F Mileski · Navy Richard M Utterberg · Army Hjalmer M Rasmusson · Army Howard E Erickson · Army Per G Sandeen · USAF Ernest O Sandeen · USAF James R Farnham · Army Donald E Brockel · Army Lemuel A Cotterman · USAF Walter Herbert Doty Jr · USAF David John Doty · Army Carl H Cornell · Navy Donald R Schroedl · USAF William Golden · USMC Marvin E Wellnitz · USAF Vishal
tablet WI.e. Douglas D Dokken · Navy Earl V Lally · Army Al Kisling · Army Bernard L Thoreson · Army Gregory B Thoreson · Army Fred W Odell · USCG Robert F Odell Sr · Army Roger A Odell · Army Robert F Odell Jr · Army Thomas J Sendecky · Army James V Lonergan · Army Vince J Lonergan · USMC Chester B Gacek · Navy Boyd K Danzeisen · Army Vernon L Luettinger · Navy William R Bryant Jr · Army James L Ehrhart · USAF Walter A Roseen · Navy Robert A Tripanier Sr · USMC Theophil H Dircz · Army David K Roe · Navy Clarence A Pfeffer · Army Albert J Klein · Army George E Mayer · USAF Richard H Sandahl · Navy Gregory J Beilman · Army Eric J Schraeder · USAF Charles J Willman ☆ · USMC Anton J Johnson · Army Robert F Waters · Army Ernest J Mattson · Navy John J Engelking · USAF Grant M Douglas · Navy Roland D Bell · Navy John H Buettner · Army John F Daffer · Navy John R Kelley · Army Robert E Long · Army George L Slusser · USMC
tablet EI.a. Michael J Kelly · USMC Gordon E Loffhagen · Navy Russell Richard Klos · USMC Loran G Knafla · Army Charles J Proft · USAF Leo P Generous · Army Rudolph N Aske · Navy Robert F Kiehl · USCG
tablet EI.b. Louis M Atkinson · Army EH Bud Stroshane · Army Earl W Stroshane · USAF Michael A Stroshane ★ · Army Anthony P Letourneau · Army Helmer D Christenson · USMC Kevin R Nack · Army John C Sieberz Sr · USCG Richard E Melhorn · Army Daniel C Boedeker · Navy Edward R Gulden · Navy Allan J Gulden · USAF Kenneth J Kangas · Army David J Reau · Army Malcom W Glad · USMC Marvin F Anderson · Navy Robert A Hagen · Navy John A Henrickson · USAF Kenneth C Anderson · Navy William J Hadden · Navy Ronald K Lund · Army Donald G Olson POW · USAF Curtis
Erected 2007 by Honoring All Veterans Memorial, Inc.
Location. 44° 53.174′ N, 93° 16.015′ W. Marker is in Richfield, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from Portland Avenue south of East 64th Street, on the left when traveling south. Memorial is at Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6529 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Flag Raised Over Iwo Jima (here, next to this marker); World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); PFC. Jimmy Berray (approx. 1.2 miles away); Richfield Pioneer Homestead (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Crash of Flight 307 (approx. 2.1 miles away); 1st Infantry Division (approx. 2.6 miles away); Four Marine Raider Battalions Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fourth Marine Division Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richfield.
Also see . . . Honoring All Veterans Memorial. The memorial features a statue of longtime Richfield resident Corporal Charles Lindberg. "Cpl. Lindberg, along with four other Marines raised the first flag over Iwo Jima on the morning of February 23, 1945." (Submitted on July 16, 2012.)
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