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Cdr. Peter Schoeffel

Hero’s Walk and Freedom Trees

 

— POW-MIA Memorial and Museum —

 
Cdr. Peter Schoeffel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 26, 2019
1. Cdr. Peter Schoeffel Marker
Inscription.  
The Freedom Tree
with the vision of universal freedom
for all mankind
This tree is dedicated to
Cdr. Peter Schoeffel
and all
Prisoners of War
And
Missing in Action
1973

 
Erected by POW-MIA Memorial and Museum.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 30° 13.79′ N, 81° 53.434′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Memorial is at the intersection of POW-MIA Memorial Pkwy and Lake Newman St, on the left when traveling north on POW-MIA Memorial Pkwy. Marker located within Cecil Commerce Center (formally NAS Cecil Field), at the POW-MIA Memorial and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6112 POW-MIA Memorial Pkwy, Jacksonville FL 32221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LCdr. Lee Cole (here, next to this marker); LCdr. Phil Craig (here, next to this marker); LCdr. John Davis (here, next to this marker); LCdr. Denver Key
Cdr. Peter Schoeffel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 26, 2019
2. Cdr. Peter Schoeffel Marker
(here, next to this marker); Lt. Steve Musselman (a few steps from this marker); LCdr. Michael Hoff (a few steps from this marker); LCDR. M. Scott Speicher (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Robert J. Dwyer (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Regarding Cdr. Peter Schoeffel. In 1965 CDR. Schoeffel was assigned to Cecil Field, FL., then deployed aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11), from December 1965 until he was forced to eject over North Vietnam and was taken Prisoner of War on October 4, 1967.
After spending 1,989 days in captivity. CDR. Schoeffel was released during Operation Home Coming on March 14, 1973.
 
Cdr. Peter Schoeffel Marker image. Click for full size.
US Navy/Public Domain
3. Cdr. Peter Schoeffel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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