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White Pigeon in Saint Joseph County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

White Pigeon Fallen Soldiers Memorial

 
 
White Pigeon Fallen Soldiers Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
1. White Pigeon Fallen Soldiers Memorial Marker
Inscription.

“These Gave Their Last Full Measure”

     World War I
Pvt Robert E. Swartz     Sep 23, 1918

     World War II
S2C Lyle E. Burdick       Sep 24, 1942
PFC Arthur R. Gowker        Feb 21, 1944
SGT Richard L. Dickonson     Sep 28, 1944

     Vietnam
SP4 Kenneth D. Bennett     May 12, 1970

     Iraq
1LT Jonathan W. Edds     Aug 17, 2007


“When you go home, tell them of us and say, for their tomorrow, we gave our today”
John Maxwell Edmonds
 
Erected 2012.
 
Location. 41° 47.851′ N, 85° 39.789′ W. Marker is in White Pigeon, Michigan, in Saint Joseph County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 131 and U.S. 12, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Memorial is located at the northwest corner of US 131 and US 12 in Wahbememe Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: White Pigeon MI 49099, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Wahbememe Burial Site (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Wahbememe (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Land Survey Office
White Pigeon Fallen Soldiers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
2. White Pigeon Fallen Soldiers Memorial
(approx. one mile away); Conveying Michigan (approx. one mile away); Constantine Civil War Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Constantine Tribute to Veterans of All Wars (approx. 3 miles away); Constantine United Methodist Church (approx. 3 miles away); William Meek (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Pigeon.
 
Also see . . .  Six Men Honored at Dedication of Fallen Soldiers Memorial Wall. Article from the August 20, 2012 edition of the Sturgis Journal. (Submitted on April 17, 2014.) 
 
Categories. War, 2nd IraqWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Wahbememe Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
3. Wahbememe Memorial Park
1LT Jonathan W. Edds Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
4. 1LT Jonathan W. Edds Memorial
Inscriptions at base of Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
5. Inscriptions at base of Memorial Wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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