Worthington in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Their names are etched in our hearts.
Our freedom is their gift.
Persons who entered the Armed Forces from Worthington who were killed in action or died from injury or disease
War of 1812
Luther Palmer Zophar Topping
Eli Barker Henry C. Burr George McIlvan Walter A. Tuller
World War I
Laurence G. Leasure Arthur Wolford William H. Yauger
World War II
Tad Blackston Curtiss A. Brown Ted. R. Chapin Lewis C. Christian Max D. Clark John N. Erskine Clarence R. Graham Norman B. Griggs Joseph J. Harrold Daniel P. Hodges John W. Keys Frank Kruse Richard Livingston Richard L. Lynam William E. Mantel James Orr Jeremy O. Pruden Ben Pyle Edwin J. Stroupe Charles H. Wilson
George Bonnell III William H. Condit Jr. Charles J. Freeland William J. Hrinko Byron F. Tennent
Lee Ann Lambert David M. Spellacy
Harrison J. Meyer Brandon F. Oberleitner
Citizens of this community have served with honor in all wars since our War of Independence
Let us bow our heads in silent prayer remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, that we might live in peace. To us is passed the sacred trust that their going was not in vain. Our heritage of liberty, justice and freedom will forever be cherished as their perpetual memorial.
Erected by Worthington Post 2398, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Location. 40° 5.296′ N, 83° 1.105′ W. Marker is in Worthington, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on High Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the village green SW quadrant. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Worthington Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); James Kilbourne / Worthington Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint John's Church of Worthington and Parts Adjacent / Church and Graveyard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bicentennial Oak (about 400 feet away); Eclectic Medical College (about The Founding of Worthington / Worthington, A Planned Community (about 600 feet away); Worthington Masonic Museum (about 700 feet away); Orange Johnson House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worthington.
Also see . . . The Eagle Scout Project Report for the Ultimate Sacrifice Marker. This report outlines the effort taken to establish and mount the Ultimate Sacrifice Marker on the granite boulder seen in Picture 3 and elsewhere on this page. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Gary Thompson of Austin, Texas.)
1. Original Ultimate Sacrifice Marker
It is so wonderful to see the evolution of this corner of the village green in Worthington, Ohio. I am a graduate of the Class of 1983 and am the Eagle Scout from Troop 268 that originally worked on the ultimate sacrifice marker along with VFW Post 1598 and American Legion Post 239.
Representatives of the VFW and American Legion, Scoutmaster Robert J. Strohl, along with then Congressman Wylie and State Senator John Kasich were present.
— Submitted November 30, 2008, by Gary Thompson of Austin, Texas.
Categories. • Heroes • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq • War, US Civil • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,494 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on November 30, 2008, by Gary Thompson of Austin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.