Madison in Jefferson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lt. General Walter Krueger
Walter Krueger, born in Prussia 1881, raised in Madison, In
Attended Madison School System
Rose from a Private during the Spanish-American War to Lt. General Commanding the 6th Corps. of the Army in WW II. Attended the Surrender Ceremony on USS Missouri. Died in 1967. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery
Gen. Douglas MacArthur said, “He was swift and sure in attack: tenacious and determined in defense, modest and restrained in Victory... No army in military history ever had a greater leader than General Krueger.”
Erected by American Legion Post 9, Honor Guard.
Location. 38° 44.16′ N, 85° 22.622′ W. Marker is in Madison, Indiana, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Jefferson Street south of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the North/West side of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Madison IN 47250, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Replica of The Statue of Liberty (a few steps from this marker); Jefferson County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Woodfill Jefferson County (Indiana ) Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Shell Fired into Vicksburg (about 300 feet away); Irene Dunne (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michael C. Garber (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Also see . . . Official Website:: Arlington National Cemetery:::. A good biography of General Walter Krueger. Photo of his and his wife's (Grace Norvell Krueger) grave site. (Submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Military • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Spanish-American • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,363 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.