Duncan in Stephens County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Duncan Chapter No. 7
Dedicated to the memory of those who served
Erected 1946 by Duncan Chapter 7 American War Dads.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 34° 30.581′ N, 97° 58.043′ W. Marker is in Duncan, Oklahoma, in Stephens County. Memorial is on U.S. 81 0.1 miles south of West Pine Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Memorial Park is about 7-8 blocks long and runs along the west side of US 81 in the middle of Duncan. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duncan OK 73533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erle P. Halliburton (a few steps from this marker); Indian Base Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Persian Gulf, Afghanistan & Iraq War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duty, Honor and Country (about 600 feet away); Lest We Forget (about 600 feet away); Vietnam War (about 700 POW-MIA (about 800 feet away); Halliburton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duncan.
More about this marker. The monument is in the shape of a large gate which Team Blakelylaw suspects was the first monument in the park. As with another monument in the park, this one unfortunately contains a major spelling error. The monument says it is "sponsered," not "sponsored."
Regarding Memorial Park. Team Blakelylaw had never heard of American War Dads prior to coming across this monument. Surprisingly, the organization still exists in local chapters scattered across the country, although it does not seem to have a national organization (at least not one with a web presence). the organization was apparently founded during World War II by fathers with sons in the service as a military support organization.
Additional keywords. Veterans Memorial, Veterans, Oklahoma
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.