Aberdeen in Brown County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Aberdeen, South Dakota Vietnam Veterans Memorial
"If you are able,
Save for them a place
Inside of you…
And save one backward glance
When you are leaving
For the places they can
No longer go
Be not ashamed to say
You loved them,
Though you may or
May not have always
Take what they have left
And what they have taught you
With their dying
And keep it with your own …
And in that time
When men decide and feel safe
To call the war insane,
Take one moment to embrace
Those gentle heroes
You left behind…"
Written by Army MAJ. Michael Davis O'Donell
New Years day 1970 on a Vietnam battlefield.
Is but one time wound.
And no man should have
The power to tell at
What hour - late or early -
The hands will finally stop.
Navy Disbursing Officer, So. China Sea
Ronald R. Schnaidt 8-6-1946 - 4-5-1967
Air Force Loadmaster, Tan Son Nhut
Lanny R. Krage 1-31-1947 - 4-21-1967
Marine Corps Infantryman, Da Nang
Joel C. Kervin 12-13-1848 - 5-3-1967
Army Rifleman, Da Nang
Charles J. Milbrandt 7-27-1947 - 5-13-1967
Army APC Driver, Pleiku
Bernhardt W. Miller 9-20-1942
Army Rifleman, Dak To
Vern J. Fried 5-9-1948 - 2-7-1968
Marine Corps Infantryman, Quang Tri
Richard F. Rennolet 5-12-1949-4-14-1968
Army Long Range Patrol, Bien Hoa
William E. Pasch 10-3-1947 - 5-11-1968
Army Tank Crewman, Ban Cat
Dennis R. Volk 3-25-1947-6-5-1968
Army Company Clerk, Lai Khe
Donald D. Korb 3-25-1947-6-5-1968
Army Platoon Sergeant, Phouc Vinh
Edgar D. Matthews 1-6-1919-6-3-1970
Army Supply Sergeant, Can Tho
Donald D. Lalyton 4-26-1949-8-4-1970
Army Rifleman, Chu Lai
Lonnie L. Stern 6-6-1949-1-3-1971
Army Transportation Crewman, Da Nang
"Ask not what your country can do for you,
But what you can do for your country"
Location. 45° 27.536′ N, 98° 28.135′ W. Marker is in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from 6th Avenue SE. Touch for map. This memorial is located in Anderson Park near the Aberdeen Area Senior Center. Marker is in this post office area: Aberdeen SD 57401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Dakota Boy's State (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Great Northern Railroad Depot (approx. 0.9 miles away); GROW! Aberdeen, SD - Absolutely! Aberdeen (approx. 0.9 miles away); Andrew Melgaard (approx. 1.1 miles away); F.W. Sallet and the Dakota Freie Presse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Swisher Field (approx. 1.4 miles away); Clark Swisher (approx. 1.4 miles away); Donald S. Reshetar (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aberdeen.
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.