Worthington in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Their names are etched in our hearts.
Our freedom is their gift.
Persons who entered the Armed Forces from Worthington who were killed in action or died from injury or disease
War of 1812
Luther Palmer • Zophar Topping
Eli Barker • Henry C. Burr • George McIlvan • Walter A. Tuller
World War I
Laurence G. Leasure • Arthur Wolford • William H. Yauger
World War II
Tad Blackston • Curtiss A. Brown • Ted. R. Chapin • Lewis C. Christian • Max D. Clark • John N. Erskine • Clarence R. Graham • Norman B. Griggs • Joseph J. Harrold • Daniel P. Hodges • John W. Keys • Frank Kruse • Richard Livingston • Richard L. Lynam • William E. Mantel • James Orr • Jeremy O. Pruden • Ben Pyle • Edwin J. Stroupe • Charles H. Wilson
George Bonnell III • William H. Condit Jr. • Charles J. Freeland • William J. Hrinko • Byron F. Tennent
Lee Ann Lambert • David M. Spellacy
Harrison J. Meyer • Brandon F. Oberleitner
Citizens of this community have served with honor in all wars since our War of Independence
Let us bow our heads in silent prayer remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, that we might live in peace. To us is passed the sacred trust that their going was not in vain. Our heritage of liberty, justice and freedom will forever be cherished as their perpetual memorial.
Erected by Worthington Post 2398, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Location. 40° 5.296′ N, 83° 1.105′ W. Marker is in Worthington, Ohio, in Franklin County. Memorial is on High Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the village green SW quadrant. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Worthington Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); James Kilbourne / Worthington Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint John's Church of Worthington and Parts Adjacent / Church and Graveyard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bicentennial Oak (about 400 feet away); Eclectic Medical College (about 500 feet away); The Founding of Worthington / Worthington, A Planned Community Worthington Masonic Museum (about 700 feet away); Orange Johnson House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worthington.
Also see . . . The Eagle Scout Project Report for the Ultimate Sacrifice Marker. This report outlines the effort taken to establish and mount the Ultimate Sacrifice Marker on the granite boulder seen in Picture 3 and elsewhere on this page. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Gary Thompson of Austin, Texas.)
1. Original Ultimate Sacrifice Marker
It is so wonderful to see the evolution of this corner of the village green in Worthington, Ohio. I am a graduate of the Class of 1983 and am the Eagle Scout from Troop 268 that originally worked on the ultimate sacrifice marker along with VFW Post 1598 and American Legion Post 239.
Representatives of the VFW and American Legion, Scoutmaster Robert J. Strohl, along with then Congressman Wylie and State Senator John Kasich were present.
— Submitted November 30, 2008, by Gary Thompson of Austin,
Categories. • Heroes • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq • War, US Civil • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,516 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on November 30, 2008, by Gary Thompson of Austin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.