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De Soto in Johnson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

To Our Hero Dead in World War II

 
 
To Our Hero Dead in World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
1. To Our Hero Dead in World War II Marker
Inscription.
1941 - 1945
(picture of star, wreath, and ribbon)

The people of De Soto
pays homage to the memory
of these Valiants who gave the last
full measure of devotion to their Country


Lawrence W. Cauldwell Wm. G. Land Earl H. Turner G. Eugene Jordan Lester W. Cotner Merle G. Couch Carl Odom Leonard L. Oshel Chas. R. Tripkos Ford Middleston Leonard Grazier H. M. "Bill" Linden Alfred Gordon V. Eugene Diehl Robert Kramsch Berle O. Baker
 
Erected by People of De Soto.
 
Location. 38° 58.152′ N, 94° 59.389′ W. Marker is in De Soto, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker can be reached from West 87th Street 0.2 miles west of Penner Road. Touch for map. This memorial is at th southern end (back) of the De Soto Cemetery. It consists of the brass plaque on a concrete and marble "altar" and a 3 flag display. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34500 West 87th Street, De Soto KS 66018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans of Foreign Wars War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Indian Jim" and the Building of Kansas City Road
To Our Hero Dead in World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
2. To Our Hero Dead in World War II Marker
Closeup of the "altar" with the plaque.
(approx. 3.8 miles away); 4 East 7th Street (approx. 6.1 miles away); Eudora's First Bell (approx. 6.1 miles away); 700 Main Street (approx. 6.1 miles away); 720/722 Main Street (approx. 6.1 miles away); 724 Main Street (approx. 6.1 miles away); 726 Main Street (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  De Soto VFW. This is the VFW Post that also is responsible for the Memorial. (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
To Our Hero Dead in World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
3. To Our Hero Dead in World War II Marker
Area photo of the memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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