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Coachella in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Veterans Remembrance Memorial

Coachella Valley Cemetery

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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 27, 2013
1. Veterans Remembrance Memorial
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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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 27, 2013
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.
Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 27, 2013
4. Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker
V.F.W. POST 3699
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. 2 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
A tribute to the Armed Forces
that have defended the
United States of America
The Palms Garden Club
California Garden Clubs, Inc.
East Valley Memorials Foundation, Indio, CA
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 68 times since then. 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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