Boalsburg in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Coshocton Train Wreck
109th Field Artillery
of the 109th Field Artillery
killed in the train wreck
Sept. 11, 1950 in Coshocton, Ohio
(Upper Plaque Listing Names):
Capt. Arthur J. Thomas
Wm. M. Wellington - James F. McGinley
Lester J. Kuehn
Bernard S. Okrasinski
Gilbert B. Wharton
William C. Edwards
John W. Cox
Carl W. Armbruster
Joseph F. Fletcher
Thomas M. Ostraszewski
Larry L. Luzinski
John L. Barna
Privates 1st Class
Leonard Balonis - Ronald J. Jackson
Harold Handlos - Martin Hornlein
Clyde P. Harding - Edward W. Gallagher
Donald C. Zieker - Raymond Pudlowski
Edmund F. Zabicki
William F. Tierney - Richard A. Royer
William F. Sobers - William J. Dougherty
Charles Norton - Frank C. Martinez
Eugene Carr - Thomas W. Wallace
Hugh L. Fargus - Wallace
William R. Disbrow
Location. 40° 46.863′ N, 77° 47.729′ W. Marker is in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Boal Avenue (U.S. 322) just north of Boalsburg Pike, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of the 28th Division Shrine. Best access from the parking area for the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Boalsburg PA 16827, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pennsylvania Military Museum / 28th Infantry Division Shrine (a few steps from this marker); 28th Signal Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 103rd Engineers (within shouting distance of this marker); 109th Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th Field Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); M60A3 Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); The 28th Division Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boal Troop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boalsburg.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Memorial at the site of the train wreck.
Also see . . .
1. Casualties of the Train Wreck. The soldiers were part of a group activated during the early stages of the Korean War. (Submitted on February 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Troop Train Wreck. Page from the Coshocton Fire Department offering details of the accident and photos of the scene. (Submitted on February 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,215 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.