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Florissant in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Sgt. 1st Class Charles F. Prevedel

Vietnam Era MIA/POW Green Beret

— 18 November 1943 - 17 April 1969 —

 
 
Sgt. 1st Class Charles F. Prevedel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, February 9, 2020
1. Sgt. 1st Class Charles F. Prevedel Marker
Inscription.  US Army patriot on Florissant Koch Park Vietnam Obelisk. Bronze Star Feb. 1969. Ambushed with Reconnaissance Special Forces near Laotian border April 17, 1969. Search teams found no signs, possible POW's. Declared dead Sept. 25, 1978. Joint U.S.-Vietnamese teams excavated ambush site 1990-1993 recovering remains. Prevedel's remains DNA indentified in 2003, repatriated in 2007 & buried with full military honors at Arlington May 10, 2011. Charles F. Prevedel Federal Building honors him at 9700 Page Ave., Overland, MO.
 
Erected 2019 by City of Florissant.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. A significant historical date for this entry is April 17, 1969.
 
Location. 38° 47.636′ N, 90° 19.684′ W. Marker is in Florissant, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Memorial is at the intersection of Rue Saint Francois and North Saint Jacques Street, on the right when traveling east on Rue Saint Francois. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 490 Rue St Francois, Florissant MO 63031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mark A. Behlmann (a few steps from this marker); Albert J. Behlmann
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(a few steps from this marker); Henry F. Hendel (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul J. Kohnen (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard "Dick" Kellett (within shouting distance of this marker); Donald R. Zykan, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Grace A. Zykan (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Rance Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florissant.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on May 29, 2019, with family members in attendance. It was the 39th plaque in the City of Florissant's "Walk Through History" series.
 
Sgt. 1st Class Charles F. Prevedel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, February 9, 2020
2. Sgt. 1st Class Charles F. Prevedel Marker
In front of Freedom Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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