Takoma Park in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Memorial for Pvt. Robert J. Harmon Jr. (1946 - 1969) and Pvt. Robert C. Hobstetter (1938 - 1969)
On the evening of August 9, 1969 during a severe thunderstorm and flash flood these men gave their lives while attempting to rescue flood victims.
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of these men by their brother firemen and friends this 9th. day of August 1970.
Volunteer Fire Department
"That others might live"
Erected 1970 by Chillum Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Disasters • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is August 9, 1969.
Location. 38° 58.851′ N, 76° 59.395′ W. Marker is in Takoma Park, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Sligo Creek Trail west of New Hampshire Avenue (Maryland Route 650), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1107 Sligo Creek Pkwy, Takoma Park MD 20912, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carroll Avenue Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington Adventist University Veterans Memorial Davis-Warner House (approx. 0.7 miles away); "The Presidents Tree" (approx. 0.8 miles away); B.Y. Morrison Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sligo Creek Waterworks (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Memory of Sgt. Christopher Thornton (approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Takoma Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.