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Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Vanguard of Freedom

Bicentennial 1775 - 1975

 

— United States Army —

 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
1. Vanguard of Freedom Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated on June 15, 1975 to the gallant soldiers of the United States Army who for 200 years have died in defense of their country.
 
Erected 1975.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitary.
 
Location. 39° 3.871′ N, 96° 47.752′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker can be reached from Huebner Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in the Fort Riley Post Cemetery and can be reached from the cemetery's main entrance which is directly northwest of this marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate POWs (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cholera Epidemic of 1855 (about 600 feet away); Ogden Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Riding Hall / Polk Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wounded Knee and Drexel Mission (approx. half a mile away); Mose Waters' General Store
Vanguard of Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
2. Vanguard of Freedom Marker
(approx. half a mile away); In Memory of the Gallant Dead of the Second U.S. Cavalry (approx. 0.6 miles away); To the United States Cavalry (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
Additional keywords. Veterans Memorials
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on June 12, 2014, by Scott Nebeker of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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