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United States Air Force Academy in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The USAFA Falcon

 
 
The USAFA Falcon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. The USAFA Falcon Marker
Inscription.  

This statue was commissioned by
Mr. Irwin Belk to honor United States
Air Force Academy graduates for their
selfless service to our nation. The Air
Force Academy proudly recognizes Mr.
Belk's service as a member of the
Army Air Forces during World War II:

Sergeant Irwin "Ike" Belk
8th Air Force
491st Bomb Group
World War II


 
Erected by United States Air Force Academy.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducationPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
Location. 38° 59.831′ N, 104° 50.533′ W. Marker is in United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker and statue are adjacent to the east side of Falcon Stadium. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: USAF Academy CO 80840, 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. Falcon Stadium (a few steps from this marker); Memorial Pavilion Roll Call Record Locator Room (approx. 1.4 miles away); USAF Academy Cemetery Carillon (approx. 1.4 miles away);
The USAFA Falcon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. The USAFA Falcon and Marker
20th Air Force (approx. 1.4 miles away); 18th Fighter Group • 318th Fighter Group (approx. 1.4 miles away); Seventh Fighter Command (approx. 1.4 miles away); 499th Bombardment Group (VH) (approx. 1.4 miles away); 497th Bombardment Group (VH) (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in United States Air Force Academy.
 
More about this marker. Visitors must have an unexpired official photo ID to present to security to access the USAF Academy grounds.
 
Also see . . .
1. Falconry at USAFA. (Submitted on October 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Why a Falcon? (USAFA Assn of Graduates, 2019). (Submitted on October 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The USAFA Falcon image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
3. The USAFA Falcon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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