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Gonyea, Verville and National Guardsmen Memorial

 
 
Gonyea, Verville and National Guardsmen Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2014
1. Gonyea, Verville and National Guardsmen Memorial Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated in memory of

Sherman L. Gonyea
Capt. Minn ANG
1937 - 1971

James L. Verville
Capt. Minn ANG
1940 - 1971

who died in the crash of their F-101 jet interceptor on 17 December 1971 and so gave their lives for that great American privilege of liberty.

And to Honor
All National Guardsmen who have given their lives that this great privilege will remain forever secure.

 
Erected by Citizens of Proctor, Friends, and Members of the 148th Fighter Interceptor Group, MN ANG.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, Cold.
 
Location. 46° 44.497′ N, 92° 13.404′ W. Marker is in Proctor, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker is beneath the F-101, near the Proctor Golf Course clubhouse, off US Hwy 2 south of 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Al Shoberg Drive, Duluth MN 55810, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured
Gonyea, Verville and National Guardsmen Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2014
2. Gonyea, Verville and National Guardsmen Memorial
as the crow flies. Engine 225 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gate (approx. 1.2 miles away); Minnesota’s Seaport / Welcome to Minnesota (approx. 1.2 miles away); Geology of Duluth Harbor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Oneota (approx. 3.7 miles away); Rice's Point (approx. 5.2 miles away); Enger Observation Tower (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rotary Club of Duluth 100th Anniversary (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Proctor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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