North Tonawanda in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
U.S. Navy Seabee Veterans
CMA3 Marvin Glen Shields, NCB Team 1104. Citation: For action on 10 June 1965 at Dong Xoai, Vietnam, the President of the United States in the name of the Congress, takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to Marvin Glen Shields 1939-1965, Construction Mechanic Third Class, United States Navy.
Erected 1996 by N.S.V.A. Island X-8.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
Location. 43° 2.341′ N, 78° 53.236′ W. Marker is in North Tonawanda, New York, in Niagara County. Memorial is on River Road (New York State Route 266) 0.2 miles north of Wheatfield Street (New York State Route 429), on the left when traveling north. Memorial is in Fisherman's Park which is sandwiched between River Road and the east branch of the Niagara River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Tonawanda NY 14120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Island X-8 NSVA (here, next to this marker); Navy Seabees World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Navy Seabees Vietnam Memorial (here, next to this marker); Massacre On Wake Island (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Stephan Butski, U.S.M.C. (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Joseph E. Darlak, SKIc (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Navy Seabees - Where They Served (within shouting distance of this marker); Admiral's Way (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Tonawanda.
Also see . . . U.S. Navy Seabees Veterans Memorial - North Tonawanda. List of names on the memorial. (Submitted on January 27, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 27, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.