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Olyphant in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John J. Morelli

Jan. 18, 1918-Dec. 15, 1996

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
1. John J. Morelli Marker
Inscription. An Olyphant native, Korean Conflict veteran and recipient of the bronze star who served as the longest standing sergeant of the guard of the Tomb of the Unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. He was awarded the Tomb Honor Guard badge, the second least awarded medal of the US Army.
 
Location. 41° 28.123′ N, 75° 36.202′ W. Marker is in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Lackawanna Avenue (PA 347). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olyphant PA 18447, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Olyphant Heritage Development Strategy (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen City Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Loretto Perfectus Walsh (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anthracite Mine Disaster (approx. 1.8 miles away); Reinterred Remains from St. John's Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Colonel George Whitfield Scranton (approx. 3.1 miles away); Robert Patrick Casey (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rev. Jacob M. Koehler (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olyphant.
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
John J. Morelli Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
2. John J. Morelli Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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