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Grand Tower in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

World Wars Memorial

 
 
World Wars Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. World Wars Memorial
Inscription.  


In Memoriam

The American Legion
Tower Rock Post 921
Grand Towers, lll.

Honor these men who made
The supreme sacrifice
In the service of
Their country

World War I

Pvt. Lorain Rushing
Died September 26, 1918, France

World War II

Aubrey East, MM 3c USN
Died May 28, 1945, Okinawa

Pfc Robert S. Bast, Jr.
Died April 23, 1945, Philippines

Sgt. Robert Fisher
Died March 8, 1945, Saipan

Lt. Roy E. Nimmo
Died February 6, 1945, Germany

Sgt. Walter W. Sorrels
Died November 27, 1943, European area

Pfc. Dean Wills
Died July 21, 1944, France

 
Erected by American Legion Tower Rock Post 921.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World IWar, World II.
 
Location. 37° 37.747′ N, 89° 30.225′ W. Marker is in Grand Tower, Illinois, in Jackson County. Memorial is on Front Street south
World Wars Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. World Wars Memorial
Memorial marker is mounted to the building where Grand Tower City Hall once was as well as the National Youth Administration.
of Maple Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 516 Front St, Grand Tower IL 62942, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis and Clark in Illinois (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memoriam (approx. ¾ mile away); Altenburg (approx. 4½ miles away in Missouri); Father Jacques Marquette (approx. 11½ miles away in Missouri); James "Gene" Korando (approx. 11.6 miles away); Major General John A. Logan (approx. 12.8 miles away); Elizabeth Jenkins Logan (approx. 13 miles away); Dr. John Logan (approx. 13.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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