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South Vacherie in St. James Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hero's Tomb

 
 
Hero's Tomb Marker (left side) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. Hero's Tomb Marker (left side)
USMC
CPL Gordon T Molaison
1966 1968
USA
Maj William Bolton
1951
PFC Joseph L Falgoust
1942 ~ 1945
Sgt Jay R Gauthreaux
1998 ~ 2006
PFC Norman J Mahler
1951
CPL Wilson J Reulet
1940 ~ 1944
Pvt Joseph A Kliebert
1918
Inscription.  
Veterans Memorial Monument

There have been only two persons
willing to die for you;
one died for your freedoms,
the other died for your soul

For those who fought for it,
freedom has a special taste,
the protected will never know

 
Erected 2009 by the Blake Ryan Oubre Squires Circle 4676, the Knights of Columbus 11857.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II.
 
Location. 29° 56.745′ N, 90° 40.951′ W. Marker is in South Vacherie, Louisiana, in St. James Parish. Memorial is at the intersection of North Spruce Street and Louisiana Highway 644, on the right when traveling north on North Spruce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13281 LA-644, Vacherie LA 70090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Notre Dame de la Paix (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Chemin Militaire (approx. 1.9 miles
Hero's Tomb Marker (right side) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. Hero's Tomb Marker (right side)
USA
Sgt Irving J Brown
1950
CPL Joseph M Cantrelle
1951
Pvt Gaspard Lassere
1943 ~ 1944
CPL Armond Stein Jr
1968-1969
PFC Claude J Stein
1966-1967
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away); Vacherie (approx. 5.1 miles away); Colonel Leopold L. Armant (approx. 5.2 miles away); Bayou Heron Graveyard (approx. 5½ miles away); "Le Petit Versailles" (approx. 6.1 miles away); Bourgeois Homeplace / Site Familial des Bourgeois (approx. 6.3 miles away); "Vacherie de Grande Pointe" (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Veterans Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. Veterans Memorial Monument
Includes organizers and sponsors.
Hero's Tomb Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
4. Hero's Tomb Monument
Hero's Tomb MIA monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
5. Hero's Tomb MIA monument
MIA
Lt Col Joseph Christiano Air Force 12-24-1964
LCPL William R Prewitt USMC 8-1-1967
Hero's Tomb POW monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
6. Hero's Tomb POW monument
POW
Army Sgt Elmo J Becnel Sr
8-21-1942 ~ 12-2-1945
Army PFC Lloyd L Clement
10-17-1944 ~ 4-29-1945
Army Sgt Nelson J Miller
6-7-1941 ~ 9-26-1945
Army PFC Julien Steib
1941 ~ 1945
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Nov. 28, 2022