East Meadow in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Medals of Honor Recipients Memorial
Dedicated to those who gave above and beyond
the call of duty for their country
Lang, George C. • Roosevelt, Theodore • Roosevelt, Theodore Jr. • Shea, Charles W. • Valente, Michael • Karopczyc, Stephen Jr. • Starkings, John H. • Ray, Bernard J. • Schaefer, Joseph H. • Kedenburg, John J. • Langhorn, Garfield M.
Cheli, Ralph • Hamilton, John P.M. • Vance, Leon Robert Jr. • Vosler, Forrest L.
U.S.N / U.S.M.C
Daly, Daniel J. • Casamento, Anthony • O'Malley, Robert E. • Noonan, Thomas P., Jr • Irving, John • Pease, Joachim • Jones, John E. • Basilone, John • Jacobson, Douglas T. • Father Capodanno, V.R. • Murphy, Michael P.
Erected 2001 by Barberine Family.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 40° 44.038′ N, 73° 34.657′ W. Marker is in East Meadow, New York, in Nassau County. Marker can be reached from Park Boulevard north of Route 24. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Meadow NY 11554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Silent Service (a few steps from Still on Patrol (a few steps from this marker); Military Medical Personnel Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Battle of the Bulge Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); War Dogs Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 77th Infantry Division Reserve Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); American Legion Auxiliary (a few steps from this marker); 82nd Airborne Division (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Meadow.
Also see . . .
1. Roosevelt, Theodore (Congressional Medal of Honor Society). Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt distinguished himself by acts of bravery on 1 July, 1898, near Santiago de Cuba, Republic of Cuba, while leading a daring charge up San Juan Hill. Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt, in total disregard for his personal safety, and accompanied by only four or five men, led a desperate and gallant charge up San Juan Hill, encouraging his troops to continue the assault through withering enemy fire over open countryside. Facing the enemy's heavy fire, he displayed extraordinary bravery throughout the charge, and was the first to reach the enemy trenches, where he quickly killed one of the enemy with his pistol, allowing his men to continue the assault. His leadership and valor turned the tide in the Battle for San Juan Hill. (Submitted on July 29, 2017.)
2. Joachim Pease, African American Medal of Honor Recipient (Penny Liberty). Served as seaman on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as loader on the No. 2 gun during this bitter engagement, Pease exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly recommended by the divisional officer for gallantry under fire. (Submitted on July 29, 2017.)
3. Father Capodanno Biography (Archdiocese for the Military USA). ... It was during his second tour on September 4, 1967, with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines that Father Vincent Capodanno made the ultimate sacrifice. After hours of heavy fighting from a North Vietnamese ambush, Father Capodanno, himself seriously injured, sighted a wounded corpsman pinned down by an enemy machine gunner. He ran to the Marine and administered medical and spiritual attention. Despite being unarmed, the enemy opened fire and Father Capodanno, the victim of 27 bullet wounds, died faithfully performing his final act as a good and faithful servant of God. (Submitted on July 29, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.