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Kew Gardens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial

 
 
Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
1. Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial Marker
Inscription.
In memory of those who gave "The Last Full Measure of Devotion"

F.P.O. Robert Volden, U.S. Navy   October 30, 1990
Capt. Mario Fajardo, U.S. Army    Febr. 26, 1991
Sgt. Patbouvier Ortiz, U.S. Army   February 27, 1991

Courageous citizens of the Borough of Queens, who nobly sacrificed their lives to liberate the people of Kuwait, during the Persian Gulf Conflict.

This plaque is dedicated in their honor on the 4th day of June, 1991.
 
Erected 1991.
 
Location. 40° 42.809′ N, 73° 49.691′ W. Marker is in Kew Gardens, New York, in Queens County. Marker is on Queens Boulevard west of 82nd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens NY 11415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sergeant Joseph E. Schaefer Oval (approx. 1.1 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); The King Mansion (approx. 1˝ miles away); Remsen Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Prospect Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Exedra (approx. 2.2 miles away); Time Capsules (approx. 2.2 miles away); Skate Rental (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial Marker with Queens Borough Hall in Background image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
2. Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial Marker with Queens Borough Hall in Background
The marker is mounted on a retaining wall to the right of the entrance of Queens Borough Hall in Queens.
 
Regarding Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial.

• F.P.O. Volden died in a boiler room accident aboard a navy ship.
• Capt. Fajardo, who had emigrated from Ecuador in 1974, was an electrical engineer in the 82nd Airborne, and was killed dismantling a land mine.
• Sgt. Ortiz was killed when his helicopter crashed during the rescue of a downed pilot.
 
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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