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Veterans Remembrance Memorial

Coachella Valley Cemetery

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 27, 2013
1. Veterans Remembrance Memorial
Inscription.
Wall of Honor

These Stars are Dedicated to the Veterans of Riverside County who were awarded the Medal of Honor by the President of the United States.

These Recipients performed with Valor and Heroism “Above and Beyond” the Call of Duty and in the highest Tradition of the Military.

Ysmael R. Villegas, SSGT 127th INF 32nd Division, U.S. Army “Medal of Honor” Luzon, Philippine Islands, 19 October 1945 • William L. McGonagle, Captain U.S. Navy “Medal of Honor” International Water, Eastern Mediterranean, 8-9 June 1967 • Robert Eugene Bush, Medical Corpsman 1st Class, U.S. Army, “Medal of Honor” Okinawa Juna, Ryukyu Islands 2 May 1945 • Lewis L. Millett, Colonel U.S. Army, “Medal of Honor” Soam-Nl, Korea, 7 Feb 1951 • Mitchell Paige, Colonel U.S.M.C. 1936, “Medal of Honor” Solomon Islands, 26 October 1942 • James Lewis Day, Major General U.S.M.C. “Medal of Honor” Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 14-17 May 1945

Ultimate Sacrifice

William A. Huntington, SGT US Army - France - 10/21/1918 • Gerald B. Singleton, SSGT US Army - Vietnam - 7/22/1970 • Robert M. Gutierrez, PFCUS ARMY - South Pacific - 10/2/1945 • Adam S. Najar, PFC USMC - Vietnam - 4/30/1968 • Terry J. Allen, PFC US ARMY - Vietnam - 5/21/1967 • Armondo H. Nava, PVT US ARMY - Philippines - 4/21/1945 • Ming Sun, PFC US Army - Irag - 1/9/2007 • Simon L. Carrillo,
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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 27, 2013
2. Veterans Remembrance Memorial Marker
PVT US Army - Philippines - 6/6/1943 • Sergio Gonzalez (unknown) • Joe Carrillo, PFC US Army - Normandy - 1944 • Herman R. Granados, PVT US Army - Philippines - 12/8/1941 • Joshua M. Palmer, 1st LT USMC - Iraq - 4/20/2004 • Edward A. Escobar, SPC 4 US Army - Vietnam - 5/21/1967 • Robert P. Levin, SPC 4 US Army - Vietnam - 2/27/1969 • Jesus A. Gonzalez, LCPL USMC - Iraq - 4/12/2003 • Gregory M. Gonzalez, PVT US Army - Germany - 4/1/1945 • David W. Kramer, PFC US Army - Saudi Arabia - 2/27/1991 • Morris A. Carlson, 1st LT US Army - Philippines - 4/26/1945 • George H. Parker (unknown) • Clifford L. Ryan, Master Sgt. US Army - Korea - 11-1-1950 • Gregorio A. Vera, PFC US Army - Normandy - 7/27/1944 • Thomas E. McKee, CPL USMC - Vietnam - 7/6/1967 • Eddie P. Austin, CPL USMC - Vietnam Era - 4/21/1967 • Isidro J. Romero, PFC US Army - South Pacific - 5/12/1945 • Arthur P. Roberson, SPC 4 US Army - Vietnam - 6/19/1971 • Verland G. Gilbertson, SPC 5 US Army - Vietnam - 10/17/1967 • Courtney A. Blackburn, Airman USAF - Minot AFB, ND - 11/29/1985 • Reynaldo S. Fernandez, CPL USMC - Vietnam - 5/19/1967 • Peter R. Avila, PFC US Army - Korea - 10/3/1951 • Peter A. Avila (unknown) • Pedro C. Perez, US Army - 8/1944 • Dennis D. Reed, PFC US Army - Vietnam - 3/11/1968 • Leveret R. Prosky, SGT US Army - Vietnam - 9/21/1968 • George L. Lopez, PFC US Army - Vietnam - 9/10/1970 • Carl R. Smead, PFC US Army - Vietnam - 3/24/1966 • Owen B. Coffman, 2nd LT US Army Air Forces - 4/21/1944 • Otto P. Meyer, III, PFC 4 US Army - Vietnam - 5/21/1967 • Joe N. Camargo, PFC 160 INF 40 INF Div. -
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3. Veterans Remembrance Memorial Marker
Philippines - 1/10/1945 • Louis A. Gutierrez, Jr., SGT US Air Force 9/31/1975 - McConnell AFB Kansas • Suresh N. A. Krause, C W-2 US Army - Afghanistan - 8/16/2012 • James E. Dunkin, Jr., PFC US Army - Vietnam - 11/2/1968 • Joseph L. Stone, SPC 4 US Army, Vietnam - 2/3/1971 • Robert L. Dalton, PFC US Army - Vietnam - 12/2/1969 • Gerald W. Bayles, SGT US Army - Vietnam - 6/1/1966 • Nicholas L. Schroeder, CPL US Army - Vietnam - 8/7/1968 • Lloyd B. Webb, PFC US Army - South Pacific - 7/5/1944 • Francisco P. Delgado, SPC 4 US Army - Cambodia - 5/7/1970 • William A. Lingle, Jr., Chief Warrant Officer US Army - Korea - 11/13/1961 • John P. Steward (unknown) • Dennis P. Poelstra, SPC 4 US Army - Vietnam - 12/14/1969 • Lynn D. Shugart, PFC US Army - Vietnam - 5/21/1969 • Walter J. Peters, PFC US Army - Vietnam - 1/4/1968 • David L. Hicks, SPC 4 US Army - Vietnam - 9/21/1970 • Robert C. Lira, PFC USMC - Vietnam - 4/5/1969 • Cayetano R. Porras, CPL US Army - Black Island - 6/26/1944 • Gerald L Saxton, LCPL USMC - Vietnam - 1/22/1968 • Homer H. Hinkle, 1st LT US Army Air Corps - Tokyo, Japan - 5/26/1945 • Antonio Reyes (unknown) • Andreas Zamores, PVT US Army - Normandy - 10/15/1944
 
Erected by American Legion Post 739; V.F.W. Post 3699; Barracks 544 of W.W.I U.S.A. Herman Granados Post 739 American Legion; The Palms Garden Club California Garden Clubs; Inc. East Valley Memorials Foundation; Indio, CA Coachella Valley Cemetery.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location.
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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 27, 2013
4. Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker
LAWRENCE OGLE MEMORIAL
DEDICATED
TO ALL
VETERANS
BY C.V. VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN LEGION POST 739
V.F.W. POST 3699
BARRACKS 544 OF W.W.I U.S.A.
DONATED BY
HERMAN GRANADOS POST 739 AMERICAN LEGION
C.V. HONOR ROLL
W.W.I - W.W.II - KOREA - VIETNAM
33° 40.149′ N, 116° 13.067′ W. Marker is in Coachella, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from Avenue 52. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82925 Avenue 52, Coachella CA 92236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Water Trough (approx. 2½ miles away); History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley (approx. 3.4 miles away); Dr. June Robertson McCarroll (approx. 3.6 miles away); Smiley Place (approx. 3.6 miles away); 1909 Indio Schoolhouse (was approx. 3.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Jacqueline Cochran (approx. 3.8 miles away); Jimmy Swaggart's "Date" (approx. 4.1 miles away); Eisenhower Mountain (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Veterans Remembrance Memorial is located in the center of Coachella Valley Cemetery. Visiting hours are sun up until sun down.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Veterans Remembrance Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 27, 2013
5. Veterans Remembrance Memorial Marker
BLUE STAR MEMORIAL
A tribute to the Armed Forces
that have defended the
United States of America
SPONSORED BY
The Palms Garden Club
California Garden Clubs, Inc.
IN COOPERATION WITH
East Valley Memorials Foundation, Indio, CA
AND
Coachella Valley Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 7, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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