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Wessington Springs in Jerauld County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Wessington Springs, South Dakota Veterans Memorial

 
 
Wessington Springs, South Dakota Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 9, 2017
1. Wessington Springs, South Dakota Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription.

(Main Memorial) This memorial is dedicated to those men and women who served our country in times of war and peace and especially to those who gave their lives in that service.

(World War I Stone)

In Commemoration of the Patriotism of our Comrades
1916-1917
Willman - Fee Post No. 14 Wessington Springs South Dakota
Dedicated May 30, 1935

(Training Flight Air Crash Memorial)

This Memorial Dedicated to:

LT Thomas R. Russell
LT John M. Walker
LT Robgert P. Lynn
Sgt Lester M. Hatfield
Sgt Raymond F. Pischke
Sgt Victor D. Mette
Sgt Nino S. Litrio
Sgt Mike J. Ventura
PFC Victor F. Brotherton

On Aug 26, 1943 these med died at the practice bombing range in Logan Township during a routine training flight.
 
Location. 44° 4.717′ N, 98° 34.185′ W. Marker is in Wessington Springs, South Dakota, in Jerauld County. Marker is at the intersection of Burrett St SE and Wallace Ave S on Burrett St SE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wessington Springs SD 57382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stratton Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rube Goldberg Ski Lift Gadget
World War I Stone image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 9, 2017
2. World War I Stone
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Wessington Springs Roadside Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert S. Vessey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shakespeare Garden/Ann Hathaway Cottage (approx. half a mile away); The Shakespeare Garden (approx. half a mile away).
 
Categories. Military
 
Training Flight Air Crash Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 9, 2017
3. Training Flight Air Crash Memorial
Wessington Springs, South Dakota Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 9, 2017
4. Wessington Springs, South Dakota Veterans Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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