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Augusta's Vietnam War Dead Memorial

1964 - 1975

 

—“Duty” —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
1. Augusta's Vietnam War Dead Memorial
Inscription.

Not for fame or reward
Not for place or for rank
Not lured by ambition
or goaded by necessity
But in simple obedience to duty
as they understood it
These men suffered all
Sacrificed all
Dared all - and died

Richard W. Arnold • March 13, 1966
Edwin M. Kahkonen Jr. • Oct. 29, 1967
Gregory C. Quinn • Nov. 16, 1967
Leo E. Michaud • Jan. 20, 1968
Raymond J. Bechard • March 3, 1969
Ronald I. Kirkpatrick • July 16, 1969
Norman J. Chavarie • July 21, 1969
Gilbert C. Turner Jr. • Sept. 6, 1969
Christopher J. Childs • May 9, 1970

Dedicated Veterans Day, November 11, 1980


 
Erected 1980.
 
Location. 44° 18.662′ N, 69° 46.752′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Maine, in Kennebec County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Chandler Street, on the left when traveling south on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Memorial Park, Augusta ME 04330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II and Korean War Memorial
Augusta's Vietnam War Dead Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
2. Augusta's Vietnam War Dead Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn Whitehouse Homestead Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornerstone Day / La pose des premières pierres (approx. 0.3 miles away); United States Post Office / La Poste des Etats-Unis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flag Protest ~ War of 1812 / Drapeau en berne - Guerre de 1812 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shipbuilding Days / L'époque des chantiers navals (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam
 
Augusta's Vietnam War Dead image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
3. Augusta's Vietnam War Dead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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