Kingston in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
109th Field Artillery Battalion Memorial
four three inch guns
is placed here
in loving memory of the
thirty-three men of the
109th Field Artillery BN,
mustered into federal service
5 September 1950,
killed in the wreck
of their troop train on
11 September 1950, at
"Greater love hath no
man than this, that a
man lay down his
life for his friends"
William M. Wellington • James F. Mc Ginley
Lester J. Kuehn • Bernard S. Okrasinski
Gilbert B. Wharton • William C. Edwards
John W. Cox
Carl W. Armbruster • Thomas M. Ostraszewski
Joseph E. Fletcher • Larry L. Luzinski
John L. Barna
Privates 1st Class
Leonard Balonis • Edward W. Gallagher
Harold Handlos • Clyde P. Harding
Edmund F. Zabicki • Donald C. Zieker
Ronald J. Jackson • Martin Hornlein
William F. Tierney • Richard A. Royer
William F. Sobers • Thomas W. Wallace
William J. Dougherty • Hugh L. Fargus
Frank C. Martinez • Charles Norton
Wallace R. Ludwig • Eugene Carr
Erected by Comrades and Friends of the 109th Field Artillery.
Location. 41° 15.231′ N, 75° 53.41′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. Memorial stands on the Kingston Armory grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 280 Market Street, Kingston PA 18704, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilkes-Barre (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Formal Promenade Across the River (approx. ¼ mile away); What on Earth is a Levee? (approx. ¼ mile away); Trailing Along (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Trailing Along (approx. ¼ mile away); Bridging Two Cities (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named What on Earth is a Levee? (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . 109th FA Bn Train Disaster Remembered. Pictures, history and remembrance of the wreck. Click on the "Train Disaster" (Submitted on May 3, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Disasters • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on May 3, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.