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

Winged Refuge and Airman

 
 
<i>Winged Refuge</i> and <i>Airman</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. Winged Refuge and Airman Marker
Inscription.  

The Winged Refuge, and the Airman located on the Meadow, were
donated by friends, non-graduate classmates, widows and families, and
- in tribute to their indivisible brotherhood -
every living graduate of the Class of 1961.

This work, the spiritual haven of the Airman, symbolizes the promise,
"He shall cover thee with his feathers
and under his wings shall thou trust."

May all who enter here find comfort in their sorrow
and peace in their hearts.


 
Erected by USAFA Class of 1961, Non-graduate Classmates, Friends, Widows and Families.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, ColdWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 39° 1.011′ N, 104° 51.261′ W. Marker is in United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker and sculpture are on the Memorial Pavilion grounds, in the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, on Parade Loop west of Stadium Boulevard,
Marker (beyond opening) and <i>Winged Refuge</i> Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. Marker (beyond opening) and Winged Refuge Sculpture
on the right when traveling west. 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 walking distance of this marker. War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Memorial Pavilion (a few steps from this marker); Association of Graduates Memorial Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard J. Withycombe Memorial Pavilion Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Pavilion Driveway and Turnaround (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Air Force (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 21st Bombardment Squadron (H) (about 300 feet away); 11th Fighter Squadron (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in United States Air Force Academy.
 
More about this marker. Must have a valid ID to enter the USAF Academy grounds.
 
<i>Winged Refuge</i> Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
3. Winged Refuge Sculpture
<i>Winged Refuge</i> and <i>Airman</i> Gratitude Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
4. Winged Refuge and Airman Gratitude Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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