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Knightstown in Henry County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pvt. William Zion USMC

 
 
Pvt. William Zion USMC Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
1. Pvt. William Zion USMC Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription.  
Born
Kinghtstown, Indiana 23 October 1872
MEDAL OF HONOR
“In the presence of the enemy during the Battle of Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900 Throughout this period Zion distinguished himself by meritorious Conduct.”
 
Erected 1981 by Knightstown American Legion Post 152.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 39° 47.777′ N, 85° 31.484′ W. Marker is in Knightstown, Indiana, in Henry County. Marker is on Washington Street north of Historic National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling north. Located in the "Veterans Garden of Memories" which is opposite the Town Square (past an "un-named" service street). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knightstown IN 46148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Garden of Memories (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary Soldiers of Henry County (approx. 0.2 miles
Full View - - Pvt. William Zion USMC Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
2. Full View - - Pvt. William Zion USMC Marker
away); Underground Station (approx. 6 miles away); Civil War Memorial - Henry County Indiana (approx. 12.4 miles away); Dedicated to the Henry County Veterans (approx. 12.4 miles away); Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 12.4 miles away); USS Hyman DD732 (approx. 12 miles away); Wendell L. Willkie (approx. 12.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knightstown.
 
Also see . . .  Official Web Site - - U. S. Army::. List of Medal of Honor Receipients of the "China Relief Expedition ("Boxer Rebellion"). (Submitted on June 24, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Wide View - - Pvt. William Zion USMC Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
3. Wide View - - Pvt. William Zion USMC Marker
Eternal Flame image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
4. Eternal Flame
The Eternal Flame is a few steps away from the marker (which is just out of the photo to the right.)
Veterans Garden of Memories image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
5. Veterans Garden of Memories
Pvt. William Zion USMC marker (as seen above) is located in this "Veterans Garden of Memories" - Henry County in Knightstown, Indiana.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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