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Porterville in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Porterville Area Vietnam Memorial

 
 
Porterville Area Vietnam Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 14, 2014
1. Porterville Area Vietnam Memorial Marker
Inscription.
We Did All That Was Asked

CPL Stephen E. Austin 21 USMC
CPL Roy V. Berry 20 USMC
CWO Rudy Bijl 30 USA
SP4 Phillip W. Bridges 23 USA
CMDR Rodney B. Carter 40 USN
PFC Dennis F. Ellis 20 USMC
SSGT Donald T. Erickson 32 USA
PFC Timothy D. Ewing 21 USA
CPL Juan A. Garza 20 USA
SGT Daniel E. Goldsmith 20 USA
SP4 Larry G. Higgmbotham 21 USA
CPL Patrick A. Higgins 20 USA
SP4 Fredrick A. Hitson 21 USA
PFC Clifford A. Jones 18 USMC
Capt Terry L. Ketter 25 USA
CPL John S. Lewis 21 USA
SGT Joseph A. Lewis Jr. 22 USA
PVT Ronald J. Medlin 17 USA
SP4 Joe L. Meek 19 USA
SP Tommy R. Mezzles 23 USA
CPL Roger G. Mitchell 20 USA
CWO Phillip S. Mohnike 22 USA
PFC Larry J. Moore 19 USA
SP5 Phillip A Ogas 22 USA
SP4 Robert L. Pearson 19 USA
SP5 Eugene Petty 22 USA
PFC Ronnie L. Phelps 19 USA
SP4 Pat E. Phillips 19 USA
PFC Jewell L. Rainwater 19 USA
SGT Henry R. Reyes 22 USA
CPL Rudolph Rodriguez 28 USA
AA Ronald D. Shockley 20 USN
SSGT Albert R. Taylor 28 USMC
CPL Eddie D. Turner 26 USA
PFC Wayne D. Wagner 18 USMC
SP4 Jerry Lee Walker 28 USA
CWO James E. Watson 32 USA
SP4 Floyd D. Wimer 20 USA
PFC George H. Winkempleck 20 USA

 
Erected 2001 by Leornard Federico, Sequoia National Forest, People of the Porterville Area, American Legion Post 20, City of Porterville, V.F.W Post.
 
Location.
Porterville Area Vietnam Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 14, 2014
2. Porterville Area Vietnam Memorial Marker
36° 4.782′ N, 119° 3.01′ W. Marker is in Porterville, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on West Henderson Avenue,, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 West Henderson Avenue, Porterville CA 93257, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tule River Stage Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); Time Marches On (approx. 2 miles away); Tule River Indian Reservation (approx. 4.9 miles away); Old Stage Road (approx. 14.9 miles away); Fountain Springs (approx. 14.9 miles away); "El Cojo" (approx. 14.9 miles away).
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
Porterville Area Vietnam Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 14, 2014
3. Porterville Area Vietnam Memorial Marker
Porterville Area Vietnam Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 14, 2014
4. Porterville Area Vietnam Memorial Marker
Battlefield Cross image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 14, 2014
5. Battlefield Cross
"All gave some - some gave all" Dedicated to the memory of all who proudly served and protected their country by the Porterville Emblem Clum and Sponsors April 18, 2009 Battlefied Cross When a serviceman or woman is lost in the battlefield, it has become customary to arrange their boots, rifle and helmet in the configuration you see before you. The surviving members of their squad will gather around this battlefield cross to memorialize their fallen comrades.
Battlefield Cross image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 14, 2014
6. Battlefield Cross
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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