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Conchas in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

George Martinez

1928 - 2005

— In Memory of —

 
 
George Martinez Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2021
1. George Martinez Marker
Inscription.  

George Martinez served the US Army Corps of Engineers from June 1960 through August 1991. He retired as the Maintenance Foreman at Conchas. His strong work ethics helped improve dam operations, maintenance, and the integrity of the facilities and equipment at the Conchas Dam Project. During the Korean Conflict, George served in the U.S. Army from 1950 through 1953. He was wounded in action and received the prestigious Purple Heart Medal.

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The photos illustrate some of George's skilled masonry work. George was also a skilled carpenter, equipment operator, maintenance handyman, and enjoyed building wood furniture.

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, Korean. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
 
Location. 35° 24.417′ N, 104° 11.444′ W. Marker is in Conchas, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Memorial is on Bell Ranch Road, 0.1 miles south of Captain Kramer Lane, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in the Conchas Lake State Park at a lookout of the dam on the east side of
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the road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Conchas Dam NM 88416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Core Samples (here, next to this marker).
 
The George Martinez Marker and the Conchas Dam image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2021
2. The George Martinez Marker and the Conchas Dam
The George Martinez Marker is next to the Dam Core Samples image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2021
3. The George Martinez Marker is next to the Dam Core Samples
Closeup of the Conchas Dam image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2021
4. Closeup of the Conchas Dam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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