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Near Paicines in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Raymond F. Eade

 
 
Raymond F. Eade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
1. Raymond F. Eade Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory
Raymond F. Eade
Sgt. HHC 8th Inf 4th Div
Vietnam
Bronze Star Medal - Purple Heart
Aug. 15, 1947 – March 24, 1969

(A second, smaller plaque mounted under the main marker):
Raymond: a native of this valley. He worked as a cowboy for the cattleman around this area. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.
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Others who served in Vietnam
John Eade, Darrell Chambers, Jess Chambers, Chris Schmidt, Ralph Lausten
 
Erected by Second Plaque donated by local ranchers.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 36° 21.504′ N, 120° 47.204′ W. Marker is near Paicines, California, in San Benito County. Memorial is at the intersection of Coalinga - Los Gatos Road and Clear Creek Road, on the right when traveling west on Coalinga - Los Gatos Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 Coalinga Road, Paicines CA 95043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Coast Range: an ecological meeting place (approx. 2.4 miles away); Benitoite (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
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1. Raymond Eade Memorial to Freedom and Liberty. Raymond F. Eade was a young local man who lived with his sister and father in the small house directly north across the river from the monument. As a young man he often worked summer jobs for local ranchers and hunted in the surrounding hills. He was well respected by all of his neighbors. When duty called, he proudly went to serve his country. Sergeant Eade served in the U.S. Army 8th Inf. 4th Div. and was killed in combat, at the age of 22, while serving in Viet Nam. On March 24, 1969, he was driving an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) and was killed by a large land mine. (Submitted on November 28, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

2. The Virtual Wall - Raymond Fredrick Eade, Sergeant. (Submitted on November 28, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
3. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund - Wall of Faces - Raymond F. Eade. Revered by all, The Wall will stand forever as the nation's most fitting and recognized tribute to the fallen. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) continues its mission to honor, educate and heal by building the Education Center at The Wall, the place on the
Raymond F. Eade Marker, second, smaller plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
2. Raymond F. Eade Marker, second, smaller plaque
National Mall where the stories and sacrifices of our heroes will never be forgotten. (Submitted on November 28, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
Raymond F. Eade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
3. Raymond F. Eade Marker
Raymond F. Eade Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
4. Raymond F. Eade Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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