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Mendocino County Fallen Vietnam War Veterans Memorial

 
 
Mendocino County Fallen Vietnam War Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 21, 2020
1. Mendocino County Fallen Vietnam War Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  
Honoring all who served
All gave some, some gave all

Comptche
John F Hollister · Jun 27 1970

Covelo
Clyde E Rains · Mar 4 1969
Lewis L Short · Aug 7 1969

Fort Bragg
Daniel G Dawson · Nov 6 1964
John P Patton · Jun 22 1967

Bille E Sandefur · Nov 27 1967
Louis C Schlote · April 16 1968

Mendocino
Clyde A Lucas · Mar 26 1969

Redwood Valley
Eugene C Campbell · Aug 27 1967
Charles E Crain · Jul 2 1967

Ukiah
Donald G Armstrong · Apr 2 1970
Stephen C Brunton · Aug 18 1968
Dennis P Dunsing · May 6 1968
Edmund H Frenyea · Jan 22 1966
Michael W Green · May 11 1969
G B Jackson Jr · Sep 17 1968
Ronald W Wafford · Aug 24 1965
Jeffrey S Wesoloski · Jun 19 1971

Willits
Lee A Adams · Apr 19 1966
Kenneth A Butler Jr · Jul 23 1968
Clinton B Fackrell · Apr 13 1966
Robert M Lathrope · Aug 24 1965

 
Erected 2015.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 39° 24.767′ N, 123° 20.751′ W. Marker is in Willits, California, in Mendocino County. Memorial is on East Commercial Street 0.3 miles east of Main

Mendocino County Fallen Vietnam War Veterans Memorial - wider view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 21, 2020
2. Mendocino County Fallen Vietnam War Veterans Memorial - wider view
The marker is located on the east side of the Mendocino County Museum.
Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 East Commercial Street, Willits CA 95490, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Willits Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  New memorial to honor Mendocino County’s Vietnam War dead (Willits News, July 15, 2015). (Submitted on November 28, 2020.)
 
Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 21, 2020
3. Dedication Plaque
Just a few steps from the memorial itself is a dedication plaque indicating that the memorial was dedicated on November 11, 2015 by Dennis Miner, US Army Major (retired). What the plaque omits is that Major Miner was the driving force behind the plaque, in that he came up with the idea, secured the site, researched the fallen, and provided funding for the memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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