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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Military Order of the Purple Heart Monument

 
 
Military Order of the Purple Heart Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 2006
1. Military Order of the Purple Heart Monument Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. Combat Veterans Wounded-1782 Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932. My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime.

Erected by Dept. of Texas 2002-2003 Military Order of the Purple Heart.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II.
 
Location. 30° 15.973′ N, 97° 43.555′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Memorial can be reached from Comal Street south of East 11th Street, on the left when traveling south. The marker is located in the Texas State Cemetery, Monument Hill Section 1. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota Street (Cemetery entrance), Austin TX 78702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gold Star Mothers of Texas Monument (here, next to this marker); U.S. Events of World War II (a
An additional nearby marker at the Texas State Cemetery entrance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 2006
2. An additional nearby marker at the Texas State Cemetery entrance
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few steps from this marker); Sailor from the Belle Shipwreck (within shouting distance of this marker); State Cemetery of Texas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jesse and Rosanna Grimes (about 400 feet away); Winslow Turner (about 400 feet away); James Allison York (about 400 feet away); Dr. Gideon Lincecum (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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