Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
“Among the Valiant”
American servicemen have displayed exemplary courage in all our nation's wars. They have sacrificed their time, their energy, given their blood and thousands their lives, to help keep America free.
This flag is a special tribute to the Medal of Honor recipients from Omaha and Douglas County, men who have shown uncommon valor in the service of their country.
Parle, John Joseph
Ens., USNR, Sicily • 10 July 1943
PFC, USMCR, Korea • 14 Sept. 1951
Hibbs, Robert John
2nd Lt. AUS, Vietnam • 5 March 1966
Fous, James W.
PFC, AUS, Vietnam • 14 Sept. 1968
Lance Cpl, USMC, Vietnam • 8 May 1970
Not posthumously awarded [to]
Joseph R. Kerrey
LtJG, USNR, Vietnam • 14 March 1969
To these men and to all who have served, we dedicate this flag, our symbol of freedom and justice for all citizens. We pray that it will always fly over a nation at peace.
May 28, 1975
Erected 1975 by American GI Forum, Marine Corps League, 1st Marine Division
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 41° 15.447′ N, 95° 56.39′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Farnam Street and 18th Street, on the left when traveling west on Farnam Street. Marker is on the north grounds of the city/county government complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1819 Farnam Street, Omaha NE 68183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On The Wings of Angels 9/11 Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Omaha Centennial (about 300 feet away); First National Bank Building (about 700 feet away); The Securities Building (about 800 feet away); First Mass in Omaha (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Right Reverend & Mrs Robert Harper Clarkson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capitol Hill (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omaha.
Regarding "Among the Valiant". "AUS" means "Army of the United States"
Also see . . .
1. Parle Citation. (Submitted on September 1, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Gomez Citation. (Submitted on September 1, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Fous, Hibbs, Keith, and Kerrey Citations. (Submitted on September 1, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on December 17, 2010, by Bob Pasonault of Columbus, Nebraska. 4, 5. submitted on September 1, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.