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Lockland in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wiley Robert Cable

Major, U.S.M.C.

— Born: Feb. 14, 1929 - Died: Feb. 16, 1968 —

 
 
Wiley Robert Cable Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 21, 2020
1. Wiley Robert Cable Marker
Inscription.  Upon graduation from Lockland High School in 1947, Wiley joined the United States Marine Corps. He rose from rank of Private to Major. He was a jet pilot in the Korean War and a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. He was the valley area’s most decorated Vietnam veteran. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 12 clusters and Gold Star, as well as the Cross of Gallantry and Bronze Star from the Republic of Vietnam. His helicopter rescue missions behind enemy lines and under enemy fire saved the lives of many men. After serving his country for 20 years, Major Cable was due to retire, but when asked to serve another 3 years as a flight instructor, he readily agreed. He was killed in a training accident less than a year later. This plaque is donated in loving memory by his classmates in the Lockland High School Class of 1947.
 
Erected 1993 by Lockland High Schol Class of 1947.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducation
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War, KoreanWar, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the Valor in Aerial Operations series list.
 
Location. 39° 13.509′ N, 84° 27.153′ W. Marker is in Lockland, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Memorial is at the intersection of Williams Street and West Wyoming Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Williams Street. marker is in Lockland Veterans Memorial Park also called Tangeman Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Williams St, Cincinnati OH 45215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lockland WW I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Canal Days in Lockland / Miami & Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockland- Wyoming Train Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wyoming Avenue Business District (approx. ¾ mile away); Voorhees Town / Plan of the Town of Reading (approx. 0.8 miles away); Doughboy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spreen’s Corner (approx. 1.1 miles away); Robert Reily (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockland.
 
Wiley Robert Cable Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 21, 2020
2. Wiley Robert Cable Marker
marker as seen from a distance, looking east towards Williams Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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