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Near Lemay in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Combat Wounded Veterans

Military Order of the Purple Heart

 

— 1782-1932 —

 
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By Jason Voigt, December 28, 2020
1. Combat Wounded Veterans Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated To The Recipients Of The
Nation's Oldest Military Decoration
"The Purple Heart"

Combat Wounded Veterans
Military Order of
the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932


My stone is red for
the blood they shed.
The medal I bear
is my country's way
to show they care.
If I could be seen
by all mankind
maybe peace will
come in my lifetime.



 
Erected by The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 125, Fenton, Missouri.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: HeroesMilitaryPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the National Cemeteries series lists.
 
Location. 38° 29.864′ N, 90° 17.539′ W. Marker is near Lemay, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Memorial is on Truman Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Touch for map
Combat Wounded Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, December 28, 2020
2. Combat Wounded Veterans Marker
Memorial is located at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: Truman Dr, Saint Louis MO 63125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 82nd Airborne Infantry Division US Army (here, next to this marker); Flat Gravesite Markers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Destroyer Escort and A.P.D. Sailors (approx. 0.4 miles away); Third Infantry Division - U.S. Army (approx. 0.4 miles away); 4th Marine Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named 4th Marine Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Submariners Lost in World War II (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lemay.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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