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Kew Gardens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial

 
 
Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
1. Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of those who gave "The Last Full Measure of Devotion"

F.P.O. Robert Volden, U.S. Navy   October 30, 1990
Capt. Mario Fajardo, U.S. Army    Febr. 26, 1991
Sgt. Patbouvier Ortiz, U.S. Army   February 27, 1991

Courageous citizens of the Borough of Queens, who nobly sacrificed their lives to liberate the people of Kuwait, during the Persian Gulf Conflict.

This plaque is dedicated in their honor on the 4th day of June, 1991.
 
Erected 1991.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm.
 
Location. 40° 42.809′ N, 73° 49.691′ W. Marker is in Kew Gardens, New York, in Queens County. Memorial is on Queens Boulevard west of 82nd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens NY 11415, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sergeant Joseph E. Schaefer Oval (approx. 1.1 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Morris Park World War I Memorial
Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial Marker with Queens Borough Hall in Background image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
2. Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial Marker with Queens Borough Hall in Background
(approx. 1.4 miles away); The King Mansion (approx. 1˝ miles away); Remsen Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Maurice A. Fitzgerald Playground (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Old Stone Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
More about this memorial. The marker is mounted on a retaining wall to the right of the entrance of Queens Borough Hall in Queens.
 
Regarding Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial.

• F.P.O. Volden died in a boiler room accident aboard a navy ship.
• Capt. Fajardo, who had emigrated from Ecuador in 1974, was an electrical engineer in the 82nd Airborne, and was killed dismantling a land mine.
• Sgt. Ortiz was killed when his helicopter crashed during the rescue of a downed pilot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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