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Veterans Memorial

 
 
Point of Life Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, March 22, 2021
1. Point of Life Marker
Inscription.  
Point of Life
In dedication to these men who gave their lives in the pursuit of peace during the Vietnam Conflict. May these roots grow deep.

Harman R. Armstrong, Pfc USMC • Norman L. Barton, Pfc USA • James I. Burgoyne, WO USA • Stephen A. Childers, Capt USA • Richard A. Crawford, Pfc USMC • Robert N. Davis, Pfc USMC • Denis L. Dooley, SP4 USA • Willie E. Ealey, SP4 USA • Frederick H. Elizondo, WO USA • William R. Emory, Jr., Cpl USMC • Herschel L. Epps, Jr., Pfc USA • Garry L. Gillean, SP4 USA • Rodger T. Gross, SP4 USA • Robert I. Hanneken, Capt USAF • David N. Hill, Cpl USA • Gordon L. Hogan, S/Sgt USMC • Robert W. Hughes, SP4 USA • Noel Hurley, SP4 USA • Lemoyndus Jarrett, SP4 USA • Michael N. Johnson, Pfc USA • Monroe U. King, LTC USA • Robert L. Lewis, SP4 USA • Robert W. Madson, SP4 USA • Charles A. McGee, Pfc USMC • Ramon I. Morales, Pfc USA • Golden L. Mosley, Sgt USAF • Leslie O. Nickels, Pfc USA • James D. Olsen, CWO USA • Stephen A. Spencer, SP4 USA • Ronald L. Wilson, Cpl USMC • Leonard Witcher, III, L/Cpl USMC • Stephen F. Woods, SP4 USA

Point of Life Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, March 22, 2021
2. Point of Life Marker
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• Kenneth M. Wright, Pfc USA • Thomas A. Zimmerman, Pfc USA

From A Grateful Community

Dedicated to all those who serve, both in war and peace, your valor will live forever in our hearts.

The stones used to build these memorials came from the former Confederate prison which was located in Alton during the War Between the States.
 
Erected 1974 by The Exchange Club of Alton.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, US CivilWar, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 38° 54.429′ N, 90° 6.433′ W. Marker is in Alton, Illinois, in Madison County. Memorial is on Tavernier Way, 0.2 miles south of West MacArthur Drive (Illinois Route 111/140), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cottage Hills IL 62018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freedom Shrine (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 (approx. Ό mile away); Wann Railroad Disaster (approx. 1.7 miles away); Robert Pershing Wadlow (approx. 2 miles away); John Mason Peck (approx. 2 miles away); College Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Old Rock House

Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, March 22, 2021
3. Veterans Memorial
(approx. 2.1 miles away); College Avenue Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alton.
 
Veterans Memorials Display image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, March 22, 2021
4. Veterans Memorials Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jun. 29, 2022