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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 memorial 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. Memorial 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 away); Knightstown Community Veterans Memorial
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
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Glen Cove IOOF Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Underground Station (approx. 6˝ miles away); USAC Plane Crash (approx. 11.1 miles away); Civil War Memorial - Henry County Indiana (approx. 12.4 miles away); Dedicated to the Henry County Veterans (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knightstown.
 
Also see . . .
1. William F. Zion. Find A Grave entry (Submitted on January 5, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Battle of Peking (1900). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 5, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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 January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,060 times since then and 14 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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