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Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Purple Heart Memorial

 
 
" The Purple Heart " - Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
1. " The Purple Heart " - Memorial Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription.
( Front )
Dedicated to the recipients of this
Nation’s oldest military decoration
“The Purple Heart”

Left side: The Purple Heart Insignia

Right side:
My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime.

Erected by Thomas E. McCall Chapter #1922 M.O.P.H. in memory of William S. Kerlin W.W.II Carroll Co.

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers for he to-day who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

( Obverse Side )
Comdr. Fred Priest U.S.N. WW # 2 & Korea • Sr. V. Clarence Minnear Army - WW # 2 • Jr. V. James Logsdon Army - Vietnam • Trea. & Adj. Bob Schoonover Army - Korea • Trus. Harold Trout U.S.M.C. - WW # 2
 
Erected by Thomas E. McCall Chapter # 1922 M.O.P.H.
 
Location. 40° 25.148′ N, 86° 53.738′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Street and Main Street, on the left when traveling north on North 2nd Street. Touch for map. Located on the South/East lawn of the Lafayette
Obverse View - - " The Purple Heart " - Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
2. Obverse View - - " The Purple Heart " - Memorial Marker
Train Station. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Four Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Iraq War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Purdue Block (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tippecanoe County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); John T. Myers (about 500 feet away); To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal (about 500 feet away); General Lafayette - Fountain (about 600 feet away); 1825 Lafayette 1925 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Categories. Military
 
" The Purple Heart " - Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
3. " The Purple Heart " - Memorial Marker
A Marine Corp. Vietnam Vet. by the name of "Al L." happened by as I was taking this photo.
Looking West - - " The Purple Heart " - Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 8, 2010
4. Looking West - - " The Purple Heart " - Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 997 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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