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Shea Stadium

 
 
Shea Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
1. Shea Stadium Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of
Richard Thomas Shea, Jr.
U.S.M.A. 1952
Born 3 January 1927
in Portsmouth, Virginia
Killed in action
Korea, 8 July 1953.

Posthumously awarded
Congressional Medal of Honor.
Won 16 major intercollegiate
Middle Distance and
Cross Country Championships.
Set 7 indoor and outdoor
Academy and track records.
Captained the 1952
indoor and outdoor track
and field teams of the
United States Military Academy.

( Lower Marker : )
Shea Stadium rededicated May 26, 2002

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: SportsWar, Korean. A significant historical date for this entry is January 3, 1927.
 
Location. 41° 23.902′ N, 73° 57.858′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Townsley Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Thomas Shea, Jr. (here, next to this marker); USMA Class of 1952 Memorial (a few steps from this
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marker); 1st Lt. Louis J. Storck (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson Memorial Fountain (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wood Monument (about 700 feet away); Anna Bartlett Warner (about 700 feet away); Susan Warner (about 700 feet away); Frederick Dent Grant (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Shea Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
2. Shea Stadium Marker
Marker at the USMA image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
3. Marker at the USMA
1st Lt. Richard Shea, Jr. & CMOH image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
4. 1st Lt. Richard Shea, Jr. & CMOH
Bronze bas reliefs of Lt. Shea and the Medal of Honor are found next to the Shea Stadium marker.
Track at Shea Stadium image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2013
5. Track at Shea Stadium
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 28, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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