War Hero Memorial Pinery
The Bloomsburg State Normal School Class of 1919 dedicated this memorial to 16 former students - 15 soldiers and a nurse - who died during World War I. It included sixteen trees in the shape of a six-pointed star, one for each of the fallen. By the 21st Century, only eight trees, a flagpole, and a boulder remained. In the Spring of 2002, students from the History Department and their friends set out to raise money to restore the memorial. BU Artisans planted new trees and added sixteen bronze name plaques, which now grace the newly designed brick deck -- shaped like a six-pointed star. Two larger plaques are exhibited on the exterior walls of Schuylkill Dorm, since the location of the building made it impossible to replant those trees. The commitment of Bloomsburg University students, faculty, staff, administrators, and friends made this restoration possible.
Gabriel Adams 1913 Herndon
Harry Andres 1906 Bloomsburg
John Hodder 1915-1917 Wilkes-Barre
Howard Krum 1915 Grovania
John Ray Kunkel 1911 Kulp
William Montgomery 1915 Orangeville
George Neuberger 1900 Freeland
Hawley Olmstead 1908-1911 Taylor
Walter Page 1915-1917 Mt. Pleasant Mills
Meryl Grace Phillips 1909-1911 Muncy Valley
Earle Robbins 1915 Eyers Grove
Maxwell Straub 1911-1915 Herndon
Thomas Turner 1906 Bloomsburg
Karl West 1904-1909 Danville
David Williams 1900 Scranton
In memory of
Meryl Grace Phillips
Red Cross Nurse
Jefferson Hospital Unit
In memory of
Karl Groff West
20th Aero Squadron
1st Day Bombardment Group
Erected 2003 by Bloomsburg University History Students and Concerned Citizens.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I.
Location. 41° 0.37′ N, 76° 27.073′ W. Marker is in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Street Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomsburg PA 17815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carver Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); 134-140 East Main Street (approx. Ό mile away); 118 East Main Street (approx. Ό mile away); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. Ό mile away); 56-64 East Main Street (approx. Ό mile away); Beth Israel Congregation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Columbia County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Columbia County (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomsburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. submitted on April 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.