Hoboken in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sergeant William Fesken Memorial Field
SGT William Fesken
Killed in action, Vietnam
May 2, 1967
And dedicated to all
Those who sacrificed their lives
In the Vietnam Conflict so that
Our country might live
Erected 1967 by Teamsters Local 560.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1775.
Location. 40° 44.505′ N, 74° 1.651′ W. Marker is in Hoboken, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is at the intersection of River Street and 5th Street on River Street. Marker is at the base of the American Flag next to the baseball field close to the intersection of River and 5th streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hoboken NJ 07030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hoboken World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away); Stevens Institute of Technology (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen Foster House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hudson River Bridge Cornerstone The Hudson School (approx. ¼ mile away); Hoboken 9/11 Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War I Embarkation Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoboken.
1. Billy Fesken
I recently visited the wall in Washington where I took a copy of Sgt. Feskens name. Even after over 40 years I remember Billy clearly, and it was touching to see his name on the wall.
— Submitted July 20, 2009, by Marietta Harper Cutillo of Secaucus, New Jersey.
My name is Gene Cleary. I was in Fesken's platoon all through training. I was there on May 2 and knew all the guys who died that day. Every two years what is left of our platoon and company have a reunion in Columbus, Georgia. It is a moving get together for me and enjoyable. His name comes up often.
— Submitted January 30, 2011, by Gene Cleary of Bklyn., New York.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2008, by R. C. of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,936 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2008, by R. C. of College Station, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.