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Spec 5 Ambrose J. Cerene

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 7, 2019
1. Spec 5 Ambrose J. Cerene Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated May 30, 1998
in memory of
Spec 5 Ambrose J. Cerene
who gave his ultimate
sacrifice to his country.

Born August 8, 1941; killed in
battle Monday, November 20, 1967,
by a Communist sniper's bullet
while engaged in battle near
Dak To, South Vietnam, where
fierce fighting had been
underway.
The victim, Olyphant's only
serviceman to die in the
Vietnam Conflict, was assigned
to the 4th Army [sic - Infantry] Division.
He was awarded the Purple
Heart and Gold Star.


 
Erected 1998 by American Legion.
 
Location. 41° 27.609′ N, 75° 36.321′ W. Marker is in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Memorial is at the intersection of South Valley Road (Pennsylvania Route 347) and Ambrose J. Cerene Road, on the right when traveling south on South Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olyphant PA 18447, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Olyphant Heritage Development Strategy
Spec 5 Ambrose J. Cerene Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 7, 2019
2. Spec 5 Ambrose J. Cerene Marker
Looking north along South Valley Road
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Queen City Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); John J. Morelli (approx. 0.6 miles away); Loretto Perfectus Walsh (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Olyphant Coal Miners Memorial (approx. mile away); Captain Johnston Blakely (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olyphant.
 
Also see . . .  Ambrose Joseph Cerene at The Wall. (Submitted on June 8, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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