Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Claude L. Herbert
Claude L. Herbert
Who gave his Life to save
others in the
Havens & Geddes Fire
This Memorial is erected
by his Comrades of
Spanish American War
and Patriotic Citizens
Erected by Comrades of The Spanish American War & Patriotic Citizens.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • War, Spanish-American.
Location. 39° 27.966′ N, 87° 24.927′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. It is located behind the Courthouse near the North/West corner and a few steps away from the fountain (between the buildings.). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 South 3rd Street, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War Memorial - - Vigo County Indiana (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Medal of Honor Recipient (about 300 feet away); Colonel Richard W. ThompsonKorean War Memorial - - Vigo County Indiana (about 300 feet away); World War I War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Operation Iraqi Freedom - War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Civil War Memorial - Vigo County (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terre Haute.
Also see . . .
1. The Claude L. Herbert Camp No.38 and Claude L Herbert Auxiliary No.6 1936 Membership Roster Handbook. Claude L. Herbert was taking the part of "Santa Claus" in the toy department in the basement of the building when the fire started, and at once set to work assisting women and children out to safety. He worked from floor to floor until the building collapsed and buried him in the debris.
Read further to learn the history of the monument. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. Court House History. A history of the Court House and Monuments on the Grounds. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 7, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.