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Near Galloway in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sunset Cemetery All Veterans Memorial

 
 
Sunset Cemetery All Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2008
1. Sunset Cemetery All Veterans Memorial Marker




Inscription.
Dedicated to those who answered the call of our country in times of strife.

Our free America lives on in peace defended by their heroism.

[Dedication marker immediately in front of memorial]:
Erected by
Howard M. Harrison Post 9092
Veterans of Foreign Wars
in memory of
Howard M. Harrison
U.S.N.R.

Missing in Action
Shot Down Near Tokyo
V-J Day Aug. 15, 1945

 
Erected by Howard M. Harrison Post 9092, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
 
Location. 39° 56.7′ N, 83° 11.158′ W. Marker is near Galloway, Ohio, in Franklin County. Touch for map. Marker is located in Veterans Section (Section 15) of Sunset Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6959 West Broad Street, Galloway OH 43119, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sunset Cemetery Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sunset Cemetery War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alton Cemetery Veterans Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Postle Family Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Galloway World War II Memorial
Howard M. Harrison Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2006
2. Howard M. Harrison Dedication Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Big Darby and Little Darby Creeks (approx. 3.9 miles away); 166th Infantry Regiment (approx. 4.1 miles away); West Jefferson (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galloway.
 
Also see . . .
1. Operation Dumbo and the USS Yorktown. Lt Howard M. "Howdy" Harrison was a Grumman F6F Hellcat pilot in VF88 Squadron aboard the USS Yorktown. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with two gold stars, and Purple Heart, and was killed in the last major air battle of World War II. An interesting story of an earlier shoot down and rescue is recorded here. (Submitted on October 16, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. VF-88 Hangar Bay, World War II. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Sunset Cemetery All Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2008
3. Sunset Cemetery All Veterans Memorial Marker
Lieut Howard M. Harrison, USNR image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1940s
4. Lieut Howard M. Harrison, USNR
Photo provided by John Haag, son of a VF-88 squadron mate of Lt Harrison.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on June 18, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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