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Medal of Honor Memorial

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 30, 2017
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Inscription.
Ordinary Individuals
Facing Extraordinary Circumstances
With Courage and Selflessness
Answer the Call
and Change the Course of Destiny

Medal of Honor

Deming Bronson, 1LT, USA (1915)
Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, COL., USMC (1934)
Robert E. Galer, BGEN., USMC (1935)
William K. Nakamura, PFC, USA (1941)
Bruce Crandall, MAJ., USA (1951-52)
John D. “Bud” Hawk, SGT., USA
Archie Van Winkle, COL., USMC (1961)
Robert Leisy, 2LT, USA (1968)

 
Erected 2009 by University of Washington.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 47° 39.436′ N, 122° 18.583′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on Memorial Way NE, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scion of the Washington Elm (approx. ¼ mile away); 1890 Seattle Fire Department Bell (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Fremont Troll (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lenin in Fremont
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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 30, 2017
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(approx. 2 miles away); Fremont Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Pantages House (approx. 2.7 miles away); George Ward House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Broadway High School (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
More about this marker. Memorial is located on the University of Washington campus
 
Regarding Medal of Honor Memorial. Since 1862, 3,448 U.S. service members have received the Medal of Honor. The memorial is anchored by a five-point star, similar to the medal star. At the north point of the circle is a “book stone.” A plain serpentine rock that sat for years outside the UW sculpture studio was split open like a book and polished.

“The stone glows like ordinary people courageous enough to do something extraordinary for their fellow human beings,” said sculptor Heidi Wastweet, who was involved in the project.

A basalt column in front of the stone features the face of Minerva, goddess of both wisdom and war, who is pictured on the medal. Near those rocks are four sentinel stones surrounding one with bronze wording
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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 30, 2017
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from the recipients’ Medal citations.

“We want to inspire students who walk around and through the memorial,” Wastweet said. “We want them to think that if these alumni could do extraordinary feats, then they can, too.”

Artist Michael Magrath, a UW visiting scholar in sculpture and public art; Heidi Wastweet, a Seattle sculptor; and Dodi Fredericks, a landscape architect, designed the memorial.
 
Also see . . .  Honoring Heroes. (Submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
Categories. Military
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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