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Lemay in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

"The Tower"

 
 
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By Thomas Smith, April 17, 2021
1. "The Tower" Marker
Inscription.  There may not be a more recognizable symbol of the hopeless situation face by our Prisoners of War than a stockade fence enclosure topped with barb wire, under the constant surveillance of a menacing guard tower. This smaller replica of a Stalag 17B guard tower was designed and built by Vietnam Veteran John 'Bugler Jack " Poitras with the assistance of John Pogorzelski, Sheri Pogorzelski, Terry Pogorzelski, and Ed Delaney. Materials were furnished by Jefferson County lumber Co. The stockade fence was donated and built by First Choice Fence of St. Louis, Missouri. This combined structure is meant to remind us that it is not always with arms that we struggle against an enemy.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 38° 30.393′ N, 90° 16.941′ W. Marker is in Lemay, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Memorial is on Cameron Street 0.1 miles from Hancock Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Hancock Ave, Saint Louis MO 63125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Grant: The St. Louis Years (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); WWII M4A3E8 Sherman Tank
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By Thomas Smith, April 17, 2021
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(about 600 feet away); Site of First Parachute Jump (about 800 feet away); The Historic Parade Ground (about 800 feet away); Michael Joseph Blassie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Victims of the Japanese Massacre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jefferson Barracks (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Merchant Marine Seamen and Navy Armed Guard Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lemay.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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