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Elkhart in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
1. Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  (front of the base, the following are plaques:)

•In honor of those of Elkhart community who gave much in winning the World War and in memory of those who gave their all, this memorial is dedicated.

•Dedicated to those of the Elkhart community who served in World War II on this 50th anniversary - 1995

•Dedicated to those of the Elkhart community who served in the Korean War on this 50th anniversary - 2000

•Dedicated to those of the Elkhart Community who served in the Vietnam War on this 50th Anniversary - 2011

(left side of base:)

(top plaque:)

Honor Roll

Joseph Emmett Fitzgerald • Roy E. Rogers • John H. Laffey

Capt. William R. Holcomb • Mabel Brest, R.C. Nurse • Capt. Joseph T. Woodward • Felicite Oglesby, A.F.F.W. • Lieut. Eugene Robert Van Meter

Akridge, Joseph R. • Anderson, James • Anderson, Lewis • Batterton, James M. • Book, Gerald • Brennan, Bernard B. • Brest, Gilmore • Brizendine, David L. • Broehl, Lewis C. • Burge, Wylie • Byerly, Oliver • Byerly, Samuel • Clark, Frank • Dain, Clarence • Davis, Earl
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By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
2. Veterans Memorial
Left side of base
• Davis, Luther F. • Fagan, Thomas • Farley, Elmer • Fitzgerald, Ambrose W. • Fitzgerald, Phillip John • Follis, J. Delmar • Fuiten, Fred • Gleason, James • Gleason, Martin P. • Grane, Walter • Green, Elsa H.

(bottom plaque:)


Veterans Memorial Park
Elkhart Post #616
Auxiliary & Sons of American Legion
2000

(back side of base:)

(on plaque:)

World War I Centennial Memorial

1918-2018

This designation is conferred by the United States World War One Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

(on base:)

This park is dedicated to all veterans of the Armed Forces in gratitude for their sacrifice by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Elkhart

April 4, 1989

(right side of base:)

(top plaque:)

Honor Roll

Greer, Archie D. • Grissom, Milvin • Gupton, Thomas • Hickey, Emmett W. • Hughes, Ralph • Hunter, Roy • Johnson, William A. • Kavanaugh, William • Keays, John C. • Keican, Paul • Kennedy, Robert C. • King, Jasper • Knox, Earl • Laffey, James J. • Laffey, Thomas L. • Lanterman, Howard S. • Lanterman, Ritchie O. • Lee, Thomas • Merritt, Charles B. • Merritt, Frank • Murphy, Bryan • Oglesby, Ernest M. • Parson, John R. • Randal, James H.
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By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
3. Veterans Memorial
Back side of base
• Reichle, Elmer • Reichle, Raymond • Schroer, Gus G. • Seabolt, Paul • Showalter, John C. • Skinner, Lawrence • Slazwitz, Frank • Stackhouse, Oscar • Sullivan, William I. • Suttory, William D. • Svenson, Oscar H. • Theobald, Earl • Thomas, John F. • Turley, Marshall • Vanfossan, Scott • Welker, Conrad W. • Welch, Pierce • Yates, William

(center plaque:)

Williard "Spud" Payne
PFC US Marine Corps
KIA Korea 10-7-1952

(bottom plaque:)

WWI
Emmett Fitsgerald
John Laffey
Roy E. Rogers

WWII
Fred Durchholz
Wilbur Mann
Zachary Taylor

Korea
Willard Payne

Vietnam
George Richards

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 40° 1.231′ N, 89° 28.976′ W. Marker is in Elkhart, Illinois, in Logan County. Memorial is on Governor Oglesby Street east of Latham Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 Governor Oglesby St, Elkhart IL 62634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln With John Dean Gillett (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heritage Corner (about 300 feet away); Lincoln-Latham-Douglas at the Kentucky House (about 300 feet away);
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By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
4. Veterans Memorial
Right side of the base
Route 66 in Elkhart (about 300 feet away); 1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon (about 500 feet away); Elkhart Public Library (about 500 feet away); Elkhart, Illinois (approx. half a mile away); Elkhart Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhart.
 
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
5. Veterans Memorial
Located at Veterans Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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