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Pierre in Hughes County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Combat Wounded Veterans

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, June 6, 2011
1. Combat Wounded Veterans Marker
Inscription.  
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Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars.

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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 Dept. of South Dakota Military Order of the Purple Heart.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
 
Location. 44° 21.99′ N, 100° 20.839′ W. Marker is in Pierre, South Dakota, in Hughes County. Marker is on East Capitol Avenue. Across from the State Capitol. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pierre SD 57501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (here, next to this marker); South Dakota State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers' & Sailors' World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hughes County Courthouse / Site of First Library in Pierre

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(approx. ¼ mile away); Charles Hyde's Legacy (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Hughes County Court House (approx. ¼ mile away); First and Only Hanging in Hughes County (approx. ¼ mile away); John Sutherland and the Capital Fights (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierre.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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Nov. 25, 2020