Erected by the citizens of New Athens as loving tribute to its loyal sons, who answered the call for their country defense on land and on sea during
The Mexican War 1846—1848
The Civil War 1861—1865
The Spanish War 1898
and World War 1917—1919
Heroes Dead of the World War
Albert Krupp Arthur Deichmann Peter Russ William Vielweber
World War I
Thomas Abbott Frank Heinecke
Our fallen Heroes of World War II & Korea
Wilfred Hacker 10/1/1942 Glifford Franke 2/22/1944 Edward Marsh 9/16/1944 Lyee Thomson 3/2/1945 Harlan Bogner 4/26/1945 Maurice Weidemann 12/10 1950 Francis Gausepohi 12/15/1943 Harvey Hesse 4/22/1944 Eugene Derrickson 1/27/1945 Orville Hoffman 3/26/1945 Milton Hill 5/1/1945 Vernon Petri 9/9/1951 Clement Mueth 2/3/1944 Herbert Dinges 9/15/1944 Lewis Hesse 2/22/1945 Ronald Blair 4/10/1945 Robert Grohmann 9/17/1951
Erected by Citizens of New Athens.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Korean
Location. 38° 19.55′ N, 89° 52.565′ W. Marker is in New Athens, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Memorial is at the intersection of North Johnson Street and Chester Street, on the right when traveling east on North Johnson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Athens IL 62264, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Those who Served in all Wars (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Mississippi Bubble (approx. 5.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Winstanley Settlement (approx. 8.1 miles away); In Memory of All American Veterans (approx. 8.3 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 8½ miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); Dedicated to Coal Miners of Southern Illinois (approx. 8.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.