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Santa Maria in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

John Edward Smith Memorial

 
 
John Edward Smith Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 30, 2020
1. John Edward Smith Memorial
Inscription.  
In honor of
John Edward Smith
1918-2005

Santa Maria Valley's most highly decorated veteran, a member of America's greatest generation who served his country above and beyond the call of duty during the Second World War
 
Erected 2006 by Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 34° 56.839′ N, 120° 26.033′ W. Marker is in Santa Maria, California, in Santa Barbara County. Memorial is on South McClelland Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 South McClelland Street, Santa Maria CA 93454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Maria Valley World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); Santa Maria Valley Cold War Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Santa Maria Valley Korean War Memorial (here, next to this marker); The American Woman Veteran (here, next to this marker); Santa Maria Valley World War II Memorial
John Edward Smith Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 30, 2020
2. John Edward Smith Memorial - wide view
The John Edward Smith Memorial is the second from the left.
(a few steps from this marker); Santa Maria Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vandenberg Air Force Base 30th Space Wing Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Santa Maria Valley War on Terrorism Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Maria.
 
More about this memorial. This is one of several memorials in Veterans Plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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