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Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial

 
 
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
1. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Inscription.  Center Tablet:
(picture of a stylized Eagle)

Erected to those of
Sugar Creek, Missouri who have
made the Supreme Sacrifice in
World War I and World War II
Korea and Vietnam

Left Tablet:

Pvt. George Beal • Army • France • July 19, 1918 * * Pvt. R. K. Mayfield • Army • France • Sept. 28, 1918 * * Pvt. Garnett Lee Pittillo • Army • France • Oct. 4, 1918 * * S/Sgt. Lewis W. Zwarka • USMC • Korea • Sept. 6, 1950 * * Cpl. Kenneth W. Onka • Army • Korea • Apr. 20, 1951 * * Sgt. Howard E. Swann • USMC • Vietnam • June 9, 1967 * * M/Sgt. Donald F. Dian • Army • Vietnam • Apr. 23, 1968 * * L/Cpl. Michael E. Hamilton • USMC • Vietnam • May 16, 1968 * * PFC. Edmund A. Petrechko, Jr. • Army • Vietnam • Mar. 4, 1970

Right Tablet:

Lieut. Cecil D. Sooter • Navy • Panama • June 15, 1942 * * Sgt. Paul G. Zawarka • Army • Marshall Islands • Feb. 19, 1944 * * Pvt. Kenneth McGaw • Army • Tunisia • March 1, 1944 * * T/Sgt. Dean Darby • Army • France • June 16, 1944 * * Cpl. Michael Dumsky • Army • New Guinea • June 26, 1944 * * T/Sgt. Frank Clemens • Army • France • July
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4, 1944 * * Pvt. Andrew Paloney • Army • France • July 26, 1944 * * S/Sgt. Douglas M. Fulkerson • Army • Germany • Sept. 11, 1944 * * Arm. 3/C Joseph Bruson • U.S. Navy • Pacific • Sept. 13, 1944 * * Lieut. Ross Buckley • U.S. Army • Germany • Feb. 28, 1945 * * Cpl. Claude Danforth • Army • Pacific • Oct. 24, 1944 * * Arm. 1/C. Eldon E. Means • Navy • Pacific • Apr. 6, 1945 * * Pvt. John T. Large, Jr. • U.S. Marines • Iwo Jima • Mar. 12, 1945
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 6.602′ N, 94° 26.796′ W. Marker is in Sugar Creek, Missouri, in Jackson County. Memorial is at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and Carlisle Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Kentucky Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Independence MO 64054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harry S. Truman Historic District (approx. 1.4 miles away); Truman Boyhood Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Eternal Flame of Freedom (approx. 1.4 miles away); Harry S. Truman Grave (approx. 1.4 miles away); Truman Library Veterans Memorial Carillon (approx. 1.4 miles away);
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
2. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Closeup of Left Tablet
The Harry S. Truman Library (approx. 1.4 miles away); Liberty Bell Replica Marker (approx. 1½ miles away); James Bridger Gravesite (approx. 1½ miles away).
 
More about this memorial. The Memorial is set in a small "park" that is this Memorial and lots of greenspace. It is in a mixed use neighborhood of commercial and residential and it seems to be very well maintained.
Left of the Memorial is a 155MM Howitzer dated 1918. To the right, is open parkland. One proceeds along a concrete path. Obscuring the Memorial is an "island" consisting of landscaping and a lighted flagpole. The flagpole has the American, Missouri, and MIA/POW flags flying.
The path continues around the island. Flanking the island are a pair of concrete benches - one on either side. These afford the first clear view of the Marble Memorial.
Parking is available across Kentucky Avenue in a large lot.
 
Also see . . .  Sugar Creek Missouri. Link to the City of Sugar Creek (Submitted on February 5, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
3. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Closeup of Right Tablet
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
4. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Closeup of Eagle on Center Tablet
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
5. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Closeup of Dedication on Center Tablet
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
6. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Closeup of 155mm Howitzer
Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, January 31, 2010
7. Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial Marker
Wide shot of Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,071 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 5, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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