Coshocton in Coshocton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial
Erected by Coshocton County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 159 with the support of the citizens of Coshocton County
Killed in Action
Michael S. Caley • Jerry W. Heskett • Douglas S. Kempf • Robert O. Korns • Donald V. Stein • Charles K. Wright • Chester A. Wright
As we view this memorial, let us:
Grieve with those who lost a loved one
Comfort those who still suffer
Assist those left handicapped
Forgive those who were misled
Understand those who can not cope
Console those who feel guilt
Honor those who returned
Learn from this experience
Erected 1987 by Coshocton County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 159 and the Citizens of Coshocton County.
Location. 40° 16.443′ N, 81° 51.98′ W. Marker is in Coshocton, Ohio, in Coshocton County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coshocton County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (a few steps from this marker); Coshocton County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coshocton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); William Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Raymond M. Hay (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delaware Nation Council House (about 700 feet away); William’s Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coshocton.
1. How This Memorial Came To Be
In 1979 I began to search out Vietnam War veterans in Coshocton County, Ohio, to try and get enough vets together to form a local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association. In 1980 a Rap Support Group was formed to aid Vietnam Vets in Coshocton County that were having problems with PTSD. I was part of that group and we met and talked and worked through many issues relating to Vietnam Veterans and our war experience. We decided to stick together and form a local Chapter of VVA. VVA Chapter 159 was an outgrowth
In 1985 I wrote the proposal and proposed at a meeting of VVA to seek donations to erect and dedicate a memorial to our local comrades of the Vietnam War. We met with the County Commissioners that year to get permission to use a piece of ground at the Courtsquare for the memorial. It was granted a few weeks later. Through donations and support from the local community, the memorial was dedicated in November of 1987, about one year from the date when the project began.
I believe that for the healing that was needed by many local veterans at the time, a memorial to honor those Vietnam Veterans of our county was a start in the right direction.
— Submitted September 10, 2011, by James Shivers Jr. of Coshocton, Ohio.
Categories. • 20th Century • Heroes • War, Vietnam •
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