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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bainbridge in Chenango County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Bainbridge New York 20th Century Wars Memorial

Left Section of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, March 14, 2020
1. Left Section of Monument
Inscription.  Left Monument (from left to right):
USA   Henry Lazell Hubbard   WWI
Art. Co. L 307th Inf. Glorious 77th Div.
Born 4 May 1896. Wounded 3 October 1918
in the Argonne Meuse Offensive. Succumbed
to his injuries two days later. Buried with
full military honors in Greenlawn Cemetery.

USN   Lloyd H. Silvernail   WWI
US Army Transport USS Covington
Returning from France after delivering
troops, Covington was torpedoed and sunk on
1 July 1918. First Bainbridge man lost in
the service of his country in The War to End
All Wars. Bainbridge American Legion Post
806 bears his name.

USA   Norman C. Slater   WWI
Co. H 312th Inf. 78th Div.
Wounded in Grand Pré region of France on
17 October 1918. Refused treatment,
pleading to stay with his unit. Killed the
next day by enemy fire. Posthumously
awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for
Extraordinary Heroism. Bainbridge
American Legion Post 806 bears his name.

USA   Adam Eugene Bryden
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3rd Inf. Div. 7th Army
European Theater
Born 3 January 1925. Killed in action on
7 October 1944 in France. Originally interred
overseas, remains returned home for final
interment. SN 32949181

USMC   Clarence Adrian Bush   WWII
5th Div. Iwo Jima
Pacific Theater
Born 22 February 1923. Was killed in the
Iwo Jima battle his 22nd birthday, 1945.
Adrian was the first Bainbridge man to lose
his life for our country in the Pacific Theater in WW II

USA   Paul D. Fairbanks   WWII
3rd Arm Div. 1st Army
European Theater
Born 29 April 1916. Went ashore with
Combat Engineer Group on 8 June 1944.
Transferred to Armored in November 1944.
Killed in Western Front action on 4 January 1945.

USN   Leon Ralph Mott   WWII
USS Strong DD447
Pacific Theater
Born 28 December 1925. Destroyer was
torpedoed and sunk in Battle of Kula Gulf,
having fought in the New Guinea and
Bougainville engagements. Lost his life
4 July 1943. Bainbridge VFW Post 6511
named in his memory. SN 2388406

USAAC   Richard Parsons   WWII
8th AF
European Theater
Born 30 November 1919. Based in England,
flying as tail gunner in a B-24 Liberator
aircraft, was
Right Section of Monument image. Click for full size.
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2. Right Section of Monument
WWII Korea Vietnam
shot down on a high attitude
bombing mission targeting Kassel Germany.
Lost his life 27 September 1944.

USA   Richard Dean Rushton   WWII
34th Pursuit Grp & 79th Ftr Grp.
Born 1 April 1919. Based in North Africa,
he took part in the Allied advance across
Africa and the eventual rout of the German
tanks. Remains returned to the
United States in November 1950.
Final resting place in Canton, NY

USA   Edson H. Smith   WWII
Co. D 1st Batt. 8th Inf. 4th Marine Div.
Born 9 June 1914. Went ashore in
Normandy on D-Day 6 June 1944. He was
killed in action on 24 June. Edson was
the first Bainbridge to lose his life for
our country in the European Theater
during WW II. Remains interred in
Bainbridge in July 1948.

Right Monument (left to right):
USA   Earl Alfred Terry  
Co. K 9th Inf.
European Theater
Born 16 October 1907. Reported missing in
action on 19 June 1944 in combat near
St. Lô France SN 32042738

USA   Ralph Roy Terry   WWII
Co. G 9th Inf.
European Theater
Born 1912. Lost life in Belgium on
9 February, 1945. Buried in a United States
Military Cemetery in Belgium. SN 32255128

USA   Archie Vail   WWII
A View from the Monument image. Click for full size.
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3. A View from the Monument

European Theater
Born 7 April 1923. Wounded in the
Normandy Invasion on D-Day. Rejoined his
unit and was killed near Mortain Manche,
France on 13 August, 1944. Buried in a United States
Military Cemetery Neuvelle in
Condroz, Belgium SN 32944819

USA   Samuel H. Wilmarth   WWII
European Theater
Born 11 October 1919. Was wounded
14 October 1944 and succumbed to those injuries
on 19 October 1944. Remains are interred in
Honesdale, Pennsylvania SN 42110253

USAF   Albert W. Carpenter   Korea
2nd Air Div. 23rd Ftr Sqdn
Born 23 August 1923. Assigned to European
Occupational Forces, he was killed in an
air-to-ground crash of his F-34 fighter aircraft
in a bombing training mission. Lost his life
20 April 1951. Buried in Arlington National
Cemetery SN 1911398

USA   Stanton E. Finch   WWII/ Korea
Co. F 21st Inf. 24th Inf. Div.

European Theater., in country Korea
Born 8 May 1926. Served in WW II in Army
Engineers in Europe. Recalled to active duty
during Korean Conflict. Died in sinking
of a transport ship on the Han River
24 February 1951. Remains returned here
21 January 1953. SN 42122932

USAF   Gary Kent Holman   Korea
Aviation Cadet
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Born 21 February 1933. Lost his life in an
aircraft accident while performing night
touch and go landings on a training flight
20 February 1953

USA   Walter Elijah Thomas   Korea
Inf. 24th Div.
Born 28 November 1930. Reported missing
in action July 1950. Died 4 November
1950 in the hands of opposing forces while
being held as POW in Korea. SN 12286504

USMC   Kenneth A. Keith   Vietnam
Rifleman Co. K 3rd batt. 4th Div.
Born 26 October 1942. Lost his life in
Quang Tri Province, Vietnam on
28 September 1966 in Operation Prairie. He had
been awarded the Purple Heart for previous
injuries and had earned the Silver Star for
prior engagements. SN 2241203

Slater Silvernail Post 806
American Legion
This memorial was made
possible through the generosity
of the entire community and
is dedicated to those who
gave their lives defending
our country in the 20th century
that we might enter the 21st
century free from conflict.

Dedicated 2001

Erected 2001 by American Legion Slater Silvernail Post 806.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 42° 17.602′ N, 75° 28.767′ W. Marker is in Bainbridge, New York, in Chenango County. Memorial is at the intersection of South Main Street (New York State Route 7) and East Main Street (New York State Route 206), on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Marker is in the northwest corner of the green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bainbridge NY 13733, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bainbridge New York Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bainbridge, New York (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Toll Gate (approx. 2.4 miles away); Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton (approx. 3.4 miles away); Unadilla Region (approx. 3.6 miles away); Floyd Kenneth Butler (approx. 4 miles away); The Daniels Brothers (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bainbridge.
More about this memorial. The marker consists of two monuments approximately 15 feet long with 10 plaques on each half. The marker sections are at a angle to each other and both face earlier memorials erected for Bainbridge. Each plaque describes the fate of one of the 19 servicemen of Bainbridge killed in the 20th century.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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