Willmar in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Veterans War Memorial
By Austin F. Hanscom Post 167
The American Legion
In grateful remembrance of those who have died serving our country in war, and in honor of all others who have served in our armed forces. May their example of true Americanism be an inspiration to all who read this plaque.
Erected 1956 by the American Legion Austin F. Hanscom Post 167.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 45° 7.648′ N, 95° 2.428′ W. Marker is in Willmar, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Business U.S. 71 and Hawaii Street Northeast, on the right when traveling north. Plaque is in Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Willmar MN 56201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Great Northern Railway Engine No. 2523 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Geology of the Willmar Region (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robbins IslandKandiyohi County Indian History (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Kandiyohi" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); C.C.C. Worker (approx. 0.8 miles away); Haugen Homestead (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Willmar.
Also see . . .
1. Together We Served. Hanscom, Austin F., 2nd Lt. "...shot down and killed during a surveillance mission when he and his pilot went above and beyond to gather vital intelligence on an artillery target." (Submitted on August 21, 2014.)
2. Austin F. Hanscom - 2nd Lieutenant. (Submitted on August 21, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.