Holyoke in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
1959 - 1975
With sincere appreciation to the men of Holyoke who gave their lives in the Republic of Vietnam. To the men and women called upon to serve during an era of discord and turmoil and did so with great personal strength and courage. To those who have not returned and may never return we will never close the book on you.
Taps for a Buddy
Leonard L. Kaster 1/LT USAF Aug. 6, 1964 | Stanley P. Kierzek SGT USA July 20, 1965 | Robert G. Bousquet CORP USMC Aug. 18, 1965 | David L. Owens L/CORP USMC Oct. 5, 1966 | Ronald Giroux PFC USA Dec. 28, 1966
We Stand Free Because They Fought
Thomas M. Seklecki CORP USA Mar. 21, 1967 | George D. Lacus Jr. PFC USMC Oct. 26, 1967 | Donald A. Labonte HM3 USN Feb. 28, 1968 | Vincent O. McCann Jr. CORP USA Dec. 26, 1969 | Clayton K. Hough Jr. L/CORP USMC Feb. 9, 2004
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1965.
Location. 42° 12.517′ N, 72° 36.467′ W. Marker is in Holyoke, Massachusetts, in Hampden Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holyoke MA 01040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean Veterans Memorial Plaza (here, next to this marker); Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fred M. Smith Memorial Green (approx. 0.7 miles away); South Hadley Vietnam Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); South Hadley World War II Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); South Hadley Korean Conflict Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sheard Playground (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holyoke.
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