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In Memory Ptl. Rocco Laurie and Ptl. Gregory Foster

 
 
In Memory Ptl. Rocco Laurie and Ptl. Gregory Foster plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2000
1. In Memory Ptl. Rocco Laurie and Ptl. Gregory Foster plaque
Inscription.  
Slain while on patrol in the Ninth Precinct
January 27, 1972

They served their country in Vietnam as United States Marines and have given us in death a shining example of racial brotherhood that makes us proud to claim them as members of our “Band of Brothers”

The Marine Corps Family
of New York City
January 27, 1973
 
Erected 1973 by The Marine Corps Family of New York City.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 43.585′ N, 73° 59.275′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker could be reached from East 5th Street west of First Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 321 East 5th Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. General Slocum Disaster Centennial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); (Collegiate) Reformed Protestant Dutch Church (about 500 feet away); Site of the Fillmore East (1968-1971)
In Memory Ptl. Rocco Laurie and Ptl. Gregory Foster plaque image. Click for full size.
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2. In Memory Ptl. Rocco Laurie and Ptl. Gregory Foster plaque
The original location, outside the 9th Precinct house
(about 500 feet away); New York Marble Cemetery (about 600 feet away); The Fillmore East Theater (about 600 feet away); Minthorne Marble House (about 700 feet away); “Show Me” (about 700 feet away); New York City Marble Cemetery (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. While the 9th Precinct house was being renovated in the early 2010s, the plaque was moved inside the lobby.
 
Also see . . .  The War at Home: Remembering Foster and Laurie. NYPD website (Submitted on January 10, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Ptl. Gregory Foster and Ptl. Rocco Laurie image. Click for full size.
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3. Ptl. Gregory Foster and Ptl. Rocco Laurie
The rebuilt 9th Precinct house, 321 East 5th Street image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 16, 2013
4. The rebuilt 9th Precinct house, 321 East 5th Street
Used in long shots as the 12th Precinct house in "Castle"
In Memory Ptl. Rocco Laurie and Ptl. Gregory Foster plaque image. Click for full size.
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5. In Memory Ptl. Rocco Laurie and Ptl. Gregory Foster plaque
The unveiling of the restored USMC Plaque at the 9th Precinct. An USMC Honor Guard and 9th Precinct members with the father of Gregory Foster.
In Memory Ptl. Rocco Laurie and Ptl. Gregory Foster plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 12, 2021
6. In Memory Ptl. Rocco Laurie and Ptl. Gregory Foster plaque
The restored plaque in the 9th Precinct lobby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   6. submitted on January 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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