Westminster in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
In February 1945, 2nd Lieutenant Sid Goldstein, U.S. Army, 34th infantry division, received the distinguished Service Cross from 5-star General George C. Marshall on a World War II battlefield in Italy. Lt. Goldstein single-handedly captured 67 Germans.
Sid Goldstein also received the Italian Cross of Valor for breaking through the Gothic Line (the enemy strong-hold) and liberating Florence, Italy.
Veteran of the Korean War National Commander of the Legion of Valor
Westminster Freedom Park is dedicated to the memory of 41 year Westminster resident Major Sid Goldstein, U.S. Army (retired), in gratitude for his heroism and his service to veterans.
Dedicated November 1, 2002
Mayor Margie L. Rice, Mayor Pro Tem Kermit Marsh,
Council members Frank G. Fry, Tony Lam, Russell C. Paris
Memorial donated by Orange County Supervisor Charles V. Smith
Erected 2002 by Orange County supervisor Charles V. Smith.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, Korean • War, World II.
Location. 33° 45.378′ N, 117° 59.092′ W. Marker is in Westminster, California, in Orange County. Memorial can be reached from All American Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westminster CA 92683, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of the Paracel Islands Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); "7" Not Forgotten American Hostages in Lebanon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kenneth L. Worley (approx. 0.2 miles away); VFW Post 9756 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warne Family Barn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Midway City Women's Clubhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); McCoy-Hare House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westminster.
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