Bristow in Creek County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Cpl Peter W. Klingensmith
dedicates this WWI French 75mm Cannon
to Cpl. Peter W. Klingensmith.
First Bristow man killed in action in WWI
and all other Doughboys who served
Erected by VFW Wake Island Memorial Post 3656.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I.
Location. 35° 49.745′ N, 96° 24.334′ W. Marker is in Bristow, Oklahoma, in Creek County. Memorial is on the grounds of VFW Wake Island Memorial Post 3656, off Veterans Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristow OK 74010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. AMM1 Clifford Murl Satterfield, US Navy (here, next to this marker); SFC Donald J. Hurt, US Army (a few steps from this marker); USS Gunboat Charleston (PG 51) (a few steps from this marker); 1st Lt Robert F. Trigalet, USMC (within shouting distance of this marker); Ex-Prisoners of War and Those Missing In Action VFW Post 3656 Charter (within shouting distance of this marker); 45th Infantry (Thunderbird) Division (within shouting distance of this marker); VFW Post 3656 War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristow.
Also see . . . 77mm light fieldgun M 1916. This is not a "French 75" but instead is a German Model 1916, 7.7 cm light field gun. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.