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Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

SSgt. Chesley Gilbert

U.S. Marine Corps

 
 
SSgt. Chesley Gilbert Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
1. SSgt. Chesley Gilbert Marker
Inscription.  
March 3, 1910 - Nov. 30, 1950
Died in service
Korean War

 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
 
Location. 33° 15.009′ N, 84° 15.862′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Memorial is on West Broad Street west of North Hill Street (Georgia Route 155), on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the Griffin + Spalding Chamber of Commerce building/welcome center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 143 N Hill St, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seaman 2nd Class H.M. Fleming (here, next to this marker); Capt. Raymond Doke (here, next to this marker); Pvt. Robert L. Womack (a few steps from this marker); PFC. Hilton Harris (a few steps from this marker); PFC. Lewis N. Brown (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. A.J. Terrell (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. Joe William
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(a few steps from this marker); Cpl. D.G. Norton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
More about this marker. Plaque is part of Honor Our KIA, a community initiative to commemorate Griffin and Spalding County soldiers who have died during combat since World War I. Each plaque is accompanied by a QR code that links to the soldier's biography on the project's website.
 
Regarding SSgt. Chesley Gilbert. He was awarded seven Bronze Stars — four in World War II and three more in Korea — as well as a Purple Heart in Korea.
 
Also see . . .  Marine Staff Sergeant Chesley George Gilbert. Biography on the Honor Our KIA website. (Submitted on January 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
SSgt. Chesley Gilbert Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
2. SSgt. Chesley Gilbert Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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