War Hero Memorial Pinery
The Bloomsburg State Normal School Class of 1919 dedicated this memorial to 16 former students - 15 soldiers and a nurse - who died during World War I. It included sixteen trees in the shape of a six-pointed star, one for each of the fallen. By the 21st Century, only eight trees, a flagpole, and a boulder remained. In the Spring of 2002, students from the History Department and their friends set out to raise money to restore the memorial. BU Artisans planted new trees and added sixteen bronze name plaques, which now grace the newly designed brick deck -- shaped like a six-pointed star. Two larger plaques are exhibited on the exterior walls of Schuylkill Dorm, since the location of the building made it impossible to replant those trees. The commitment of Bloomsburg University students, faculty, staff, administrators, and friends made this restoration possible.
Gabriel Adams • 1913 • Herndon
Harry Andres • 1906 • Bloomsburg
Reese Davis • 1912 • Forest City
John Hodder • 1915-1917 • Wilkes-Barre
Howard Krum • 1915 • Grovania
John Ray Kunkel • 1911 • Kulp
William Montgomery • 1915 • Orangeville
Hawley Olmstead • 1908-1911 • Taylor
Walter Page • 1915-1917 • Mt. Pleasant Mills
Meryl Grace Phillips • 1909-1911 • Muncy Valley
Earle Robbins • 1915 • Eyers Grove
Maxwell Straub • 1911-1915 • Herndon
Thomas Turner • 1906 • Bloomsburg
Karl West • 1904-1909 • Danville
David Williams • 1900 • Scranton
In memory of
Meryl Grace Phillips
Red Cross Nurse
Jefferson Hospital Unit
In memory of
Karl Groff West
20th Aero Squadron
1st Day Bombardment Group
Erected 2003 by Bloomsburg University History Students and Concerned Citizens.
Location. 41° 0.37′ N, 76° 27.073′ W. Marker is in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of Penn Street and Penn Argyle Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Penn Street. Touch for map. Monument is just west of Schuylkill Dorm, on the Bloomsburg University campus. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomsburg PA 17815, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carver Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); 134-140 East Main Street 118 East Main Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); 56-64 East Main Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Beth Israel Congregation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Columbia County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Columbia County (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomsburg.
Categories. • Education • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. submitted on April 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.