London in Madison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Madison County Veterans’ War Memorial
White stone marker:
This memorial dedicated in memory of all those of Madison County who served our nation in time of war
Apr. 6, 1917 Nov. 11, 1918
World War II
Dec. 7, 1941 Dec. 31, 1946
June 27, 1950 Jan. 31, 1955
Aug. 5, 1964 May 7, 1975
Outside granite panel (left):
Mexican-American War / 1846-1848
Civil War / 1861-1865
Acton, Thomas; Allen, Franklin; Allen, Homer; Allen, Vincent; Ambler, Samuel H.; Bartlett, DeWitt C.; Beach, Benjamin; Beer, William A.; Benjamin, Herrick; Bidwell, Albert; Bidwell, Benjamin; Bidwell, Elisha; Bigelow, Wm. Emmett; Brittingham, Ethan; Burrows, Horace D.; Burrows, Wilson; Campbell, John; Carder, Joseph N.; Clark, Hatfield; Clark, James; Converse, Charles; Creath, O.M.; Creviston, John; Davidson, Silas; Duer, Thomas; Dugan, Jesse; Fastman, John; Ellis, Soloman; Entler, Philip; Ervin, Amos K.; Fickey, William L.; Finley, John R.; Flynn,
Middle granite panel (left):
Indian Wars / 1876
Spanish-American War / 1898-1899
Ballenger, Samuel T.; Tracy, John; Weaver, Rudolph
World War I / 1917-1918
Alspaugh, William; Brown, Harry; Byerly, Cleo F.; Clark, Willard F.; Crabbe, Earl T.; Creedon, John E.; Cryder, Charles G.; Dillion, Gerald; Dillion, Walter; Dixon, Floyd; Dulgar, James H.; Halfhill, Walter; Hardin, Ralph C.; Hume, Paul; Jeffries, Elmer; Moats, Paul H.; Newsome, Roy C.; Porter, George R.; Redding, Virgil; Rickards, John; Roberts, Charles; Rowland, Hoyt H.; Ryan, Sterlia S.; Scully, Thomas P.; Scully, Will L.; Stevens, Clinton H.; Stone, Huston; Thiel, Fred; Thomas, Clarence E.; Thompson, Dewey; Wlake,
World War II / 1941-1945
Adams, Jack; Beach, John D.; Bennett, Paul G.; Brooks, Noel H.; Cary, Martin P.; Collins, Robert; Converse, Russell D.; Cooper, Ralph; Cultice, Howard E.; Darnell, Lewis W.; Davis, John D.; Dillon,Kermit U.; Estep, Bennie; Estep, Joseph W.; Eyler (Skinner), Wm. L.; Fisher, John E.; Fout, Joseph H.; Fry, Wade; Funk, John W., Jr.; Gammell, Willard O.; Grabill, Ernest D.; Gregg, Marion A.; Gregg, Raymond; Groves, Robert W.; Hall, Ernest F.; Hamilton, Harding; Hannah, Cecil; Harsh, Earl E.; Heffron, Samuel, Jr.; Henson, Harold L.; Hiermer, Wesley O.; Hollingshead, David; Hunter, Elzie E.
Inside granite panel (left):
Madison County Veterans’ War Memorial
Inside granite panel (right):
Dedicated with gratitude to all Madison County Veterans who gave their lives during time of war.
Middle granite panel (right):
World War II / 1941-1945
Jones, Martin W.; Jones, Richard H.; Kell, Harold E.; Keller, Robert R.; Kemp, William C.; Kile, Dorn; Kinnaird, Eugene W.; Klee, T.H.; Kreuger, Robert H.; Lawles, William F.; Lewis, Claire E.; Mabe, Raymond D.; Mahoney, Everett C.; Malone, Ralph A.; Malone, Vernon; Marrah, James H.; McCarty, Kenneth C.; McCarty,
Korean War / 1950-1953
Cochenour, James M.; Cunningham, Carse J.; Curtis, David; Fugett, James B.; Glass, Henry J.; McHenry, Everett E.; Miller, Proctor W.; Morris, Earl H.; Sanders, Roscoe, Jr.; Yerian, Howard R.
Vietnam War / 1961-1975
Burlile, Thomas E.; Casto, Clarence L.; Culwell, James R.; Dean, William E.; Gregg, Joseph G.; Hale, Charles A.; Harrison, Ronald E.; Henry, Richard L.; Johnson, Thomas W.; Little, Cecil E.; Newell, Calvin E.; Parks, James K.; Phleger, Robert C.; Price, William E.; Ripley,
Outside granite panel (right):
Global War on Terrorism / 2001
Kevin W. Prince; Robert A. Swaney
Nothing, short of religion, is more important to me than freedom. I cannot imagine living life in a totalitarian state where individual responsibility is scorned. But to protect freedom, at times we are called individually to make a stand. The men you are about to honor made that stand, and I am eternally grateful. God gave us life, but man makes us free.
I never got to shake the hands of these men who gave their lives for my freedom, dying a lonely death in a distant land far from their home and loved ones. The least I can do is try to see that their names are engraved in stone for all posterity.
These are the words of the anonymous donor who made this monument possible.
Madison County Veteran's Memorial Foundation
Richard Becker - AMVETS
Michael J. Chakeres - Am. Legion
Frank E. Cox - M.O.P.H.
Breck E. Michael - D.A.V.
James E. Thacker - V.F.W.
David Dhume - Madison Co. Commissioner
Schorr & Associates - Architects
Gary Ross - Sculptor
Dedicated June 1, 2002
Edward W. Houston
Veterans Service Officer
Memorial Project Manager
Erected 2002 by Madison County Veterans
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, French and Indian • War, Mexican-American • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1782.
Location. 39° 53.182′ N, 83° 26.943′ W. Marker is in London, Ohio, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 38) and High Street (U.S. 42) when traveling west on Main Street. The War Memorial is located on the lawn of the Madison County (Ohio) Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 North Main Street, London OH 43140, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Savings Stamps (a few steps from this marker); Madison County World War Roll of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); First White Settlers of Madison County (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); London High School Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Alder Cabin (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Molly Caren Agricultural Center (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Anderson House (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London.
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