Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Purple Heart Memorial
( Front )
Nation’s oldest military decoration
“The Purple Heart”
Left side: The Purple Heart Insignia
My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime.
Erected by Thomas E. McCall Chapter #1922 M.O.P.H. in memory of William S. Kerlin W.W.II Carroll Co.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers for he to-day who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
( Obverse Side )
Comdr. Fred Priest U.S.N. WW # 2 & Korea • Sr. V. Clarence Minnear Army - WW # 2 • Jr. V. James Logsdon Army - Vietnam • Trea. & Adj. Bob Schoonover Army - Korea • Trus. Harold Trout U.S.M.C. - WW # 2
Erected by Thomas E. McCall Chapter # 1922 M.O.P.H.
Location. 40° 25.148′ N, 86° 53.738′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Four Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Iraq War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Purdue Block (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tippecanoe County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); John T. Myers (about 500 feet away); To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal (about 500 feet away); General Lafayette - Fountain (about 600 feet away); 1825 Lafayette 1925 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Military
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.