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Michigan City in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan City Memorial Plaza

 
 
Michigan City Memorial Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
1. Michigan City Memorial Plaza Marker
Inscription.  This memorial plaza dedicated to all Veterans by a grateful community
 
Erected 1994.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 41° 43.407′ N, 86° 54.438′ W. Marker is in Michigan City, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Memorial can be reached from Lake Shore Drive 0.1 miles west of Franklin Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located next to the U.S. Coast Guard station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Michigan City IN 46360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Private First Class Daniel D. Bruce (here, next to this marker); Michigan City GAR Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan City Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Michigan City Lighthouse (about 400 feet away); Roger J. McKee Memorial Fountain (about 600 feet away); Michigan City Civil War Monument (about 600 feet away); Millennium Plaza (about 700 feet away); Washington Park Historic District (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Michigan City.
 
More about this marker. Remembrance plaques and the emblems of the United States Marine Corps, U.S. Army, Department of the Air Force, United States Merchant Marine, United States Coast Guard, Department of the Navy, and to those who were prisoners of war and are missing in action surround the plaza.
 
Regarding Michigan City Memorial Plaza.
Michigan City Memorial Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
2. Michigan City Memorial Plaza Marker
On the front side of the memorial centerpiece is a memorial to Medal of Honor recipient Private First Class Daniel D. Bruce.

On the rear side of the memorial centerpiece is the following Vietnam memorial:

These our boys who gave their lives
in the service of our country
during the Vietnam Conflict
from Aug. 5, 1964 to Aug. 15, 1973


Cpl. Bobby G. Baker • Pfc. Lawrence C. Free • Sgt. Donald E. Harper Jr. • 1st Lt. Thomas R. Keppen • Pfc. Joseph Kraemer • Pvt. Larry E. McCoy • L/Cpl. Lawrence J. Putz Jr. • Pfc. Kenneth L. Scott • L/Cpl. Karl A. Von Hartz • Sgt. Robert E. Birkholz • Pfc. Gary A. Clifford • SP/4 Robert J. Dorshak • Pfc. Freddy R. Gore • Pfc. Edison A. Harkins III • Sgt. Fred A. Kvocka • Pvt. Marvin A. McCoy • SP/4 Ronald G. Pahl • SP/4 Charles Pearce Jr. • Pfc. John D. Retseck • Sgt. Ralph E. Roach • SP/5 Dennis W. Santow • SP/4 Philip Tomaszewski • SP/5 Glenn A. Westphal • Pfc. Earl C. Wilson • SP/4 Aaron C. Smith • Pfc. Johnny W. Thompson • Sgt. Philip W. Pier • Sgt. Roger W. Pedue • SP/4 Vincent L. Mager • Pfc. Bruce E. De Rolf • Lt. Robert E. Akins Jr. • Pvt. Marven A. MacCay • Sgt. Donald J. Trampski   MIA
 
Vietnam Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
3. Vietnam Memorial
Vietnam Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
4. Vietnam Memorial
Michigan City Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
5. Michigan City Memorial Plaza
United States Marine Corps Remembrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
6. United States Marine Corps Remembrance
POW - MIA Remembrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
7. POW - MIA Remembrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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