Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated in the names of those Monroe County residents who gave their lives, who are missing in action or who served in the republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. We will never allow ourselves to forget the tragedy of Vietnam and we hope future generations will remember and learn from this tragedy. The people whose names are inscribed upon this structure have personally experienced this tragedy and we therefore dedicate this memorial in our names but for the benefit of our children. We pray in God's name, they be spared our experiences.
Monroe County, Michigan
Killed in Action
Robert L Smith - Larry J Eglinsdoerfer - Robert C Perry - Leo B Abramoski - Albert F Baird - Kenneth F Fulton - Robert G Piercy - Robert L Balog - Richard L Gilbert - Joseph B Riggs - Carey E Best - Grant M Gilbreath - Roy L Simmons - Samuel G Bosenbark - James L Bowman - Larry G Gray - Robert V Simons - Thomas E Gray - Elliott R Smith - Daniel A Brancheau - Elgie G Hanna - Elwood C Sovey Jr - Francis E Brancheau
Melvin C Dye
In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all, and to the young it comes with bitterest agony because it takes them unaware.. Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. you cannot now realize that you will ever feel better... You are sure to be happy again. To know this, which is certainly true, will make you some less miserable now. I have had experience enough to know what I say and you need only to believe it to feel better...
December 23, 1862
Monroe County Veterans Memorial
Ground Breaking May 17, 1986
Dedication May 17 1987
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
Location. 41° 55.517′ N, 83° 22.05′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Memorial is on North Dixie Highway, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M29 81mm Mortar (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam P.O.W.'s and M.I.A's Memorial Tree (a few steps from this marker); Capt. Norman W. Heck Jr (a few steps from this marker); Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tree (a few steps from this marker); POW-MIA Chained Eagle (a few steps from this marker); "Sky Pilot" (within shouting distance of this marker); Melvin C. Dye Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hidden Casualities of War (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
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