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Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial

Memorial Grove

 
 
Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
1. Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
Memorial Grove
This plot of land set aside by the City of Nevada. These trees living tributes to our war dead.

This plaque and flagpole erected by the citizens of Nevada City dedicated July 4, 1946 to the memory of our heroes who gave their lives in World War II so that the American way of life may continue.

Caswell Fisher • Tevis Ferguson • Merton Downey • Bert Graham • Hans G. Hansen • William R. Livesay • David McCraney • Louis G. Netz • James M. Odegaard • Fred Gohm • Clifford M. Ruth • Virgil Roseborough • Eugene Rickard • Robert D. Proctor • Glen Ponticelli • William Pohley • Eugene Davies • Walter O. St. John • Reid Shurtleff • Albert Conti • Carl L. Tobiassen • Ernest Chapman • Gus Wasley • Donald Usrey • William G. Bennett

Korea
June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953
"The Forgotten War"
- Remembered -
Let us not forget those Americans who served, those that died and those that still remain on that foreign soil in defense of freedom, as a result of that war.

54,246 Americans were killed
8,177 Americans are missing in action
389 Americans are prisoners of war
Dedicated to the memory on this 27th day of July, 1990 – By Banner Mountain Post No. 2655
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America

Vietnam
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Gave Some – Some Gave All
If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And in the time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind.
- Major Michael Davis O’Donnell
January 1, 1970 – Dak To, Vietnam

Note: Major O’Donnell was a helicopter pilot. On 24 March 1970, while attempting to rescue eight soldiers, his chopper was shot down. He and three crew members were declared missing in action.

This memorial plaque is dedicated as a
tribute to those who served and fought
in the Vietnam War, especially those
who died, and those yet to return.
May 30, 1992 – V.F.W. Post 2655

War on Terror
We Will Not Forget
In honor of the Men and Women who have served and will serve in the ongoing Global War on Terror, and to those Valiant Few who have given their lives, therein…
We, the citizens of Nevada County, dedicated this Memorial.
Memorial Day
May 28, 2007
L/CPL Adam Strain, 20 • L/CPL John “J.T.” Lucente, 19 • 1ST LT. Nathan Krissoff, 25 • CPL Sean Stokes, 24
 
Erected 1946 by VFW Post 2655, Citizens of Nevada City and Citizens of
Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - Memorial Grove - World War II image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
2. Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - Memorial Grove - World War II
Nevada County.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 15.52′ N, 121° 0.74′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Memorial is on Nimrod Street, on the left when traveling south. Monument is located at the parking lot of Pioneer Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Block of Nimrod Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “The Old Brewery” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chinese Narrow Gauge Rail Workers (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Colley House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Marsh House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ladies of the Evening (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pelton Water Wheel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
 
Additional keywords. War on Terror
 
Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - Korea image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
3. Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - Korea
Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - Korea image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
4. Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - Korea
Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - Vietnam image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
5. Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - Vietnam
Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - Vietnam image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
6. Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - Vietnam
Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - War on Terror image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
7. Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - War on Terror
Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - War on Terror image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
8. Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - War on Terror
Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - POW - MIA image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
9. Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial - POW - MIA

POW - MIA
Your Are Not Forgotten
May 30, 1995
Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
10. Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,365 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on February 19, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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