Happy Valley in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
King 56 Aircrew Memorial
Lt. Col John W. Keyes Capt Robert P. Schott Capt Kirk A. Wellnitz Capt Brant G. Ferrarini SMSgt Robert J. Roberts TSgt David W. McAuley SSgt Marvin H. Forrest SSgt Jonathon R. Leonard SSgt James R. Johnson SSgt Ronald E. Garner, Jr.
Erected 2006 by members of the 304th Rescue Squadron.
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 22, 1996.
Location. 45° 27.439′ N, 122° 32.425′ W. Marker is in Happy Valley, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is on Willamette National Cemetery RoadTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11800 SE Mount Scott Blvd, Happy Valley OR 97086, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willamette National Cemetery Carillon Bells (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oregon Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grinding Rock (approx. 5.1 miles away); Area Commerce (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Baker Family (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Baker Cabin Overview (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Baker Cabin (approx. 5.1 miles away); Baker Site (approx. 5.1 miles away).
More about this memorial. This marker was originally located at the 939th Air Refueling Wing 304th Air Rescue Squadron area at the Portland Air Base (Portland International Airport). The unit was disbanded as a result of a Base Realignment and Closure decision in 2005. The memorial was moved to Willamette National Cemetery and rededicated on November 17, 2006. Eight of the ten crewmembers from King 56 have markers or headstones at Willamette.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,417 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.