Webb City in Jasper County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Veterans Memorial of Timeless Honor
In Memory of
All World War II Veterans
This memorial is in honor of all of the World War II veterans who were involved in the fight for the freedom of America and the free world.
Whether they fought in the Pacific or European theater, they faced a resolute and often brutal enemy; yet they possessed the inner strength and courage that kept them going on the beaches at Normandy, in the deserts of North Africa and on the islands of the South Pacific.
The actions of those who were called to duty were probably best described by the words of Admiral Nimitz: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue."
In Memory of
All Korean War Veterans
50th Anniversary July 27, 2003
They told us, "We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it." So we fought in the mountains on Heartbreak Ridge and waded ashore at Inchon.
We froze in the winter and baked in the summer sun.
At times, we were greatly outnumbered; but we still fought on and many of us gave our lives for Freedom...for Justice...and for Peace.
In Memory of
All Vietnam Veterans
This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some their lives, for a cause - freedom and honor - and came back as men with
God will one day judge our actions. Until then, He will shine on the lives of each veteran now and forever more because He was with each of them in Vietnam. He is the only One that truly knows what they went through and are living with every day.
Missouri Recipients of the
Congressional Medal of Honor
Charles Bieger - Army Charles H. DePuy - Army
James E. Flynn - Army Joseph L. Follett - Army
Henry F. Frizzell - Army M.R. William Grebe - Army
Fitz W. Guerin - Army Nathaniel M. Gwynne - Army
Henry A. Hammel - Army Louis T. Hunt - Army
Dennis T. Kirby - Army William W. McCammon - Army
Joseph M. Pesch - Army Ambrose Porter - Army
Howell G. Trogden - Army John W. Wagner - Army
William M . Wherry - Army Joseph Wortick - Army
James Anderson - Army Abram B. Brant - Army William C. Bryan - Army William Evans - Army Nicholas Foran - Army Thomas H. Forsyth - Army George Geiger - Army William P. Hall - Army Mosher A. Harding - Army Frank E. Hill - Army Michael A. McCann - Army Albert W. McMillian - Army Fred Myers - Army Adam Neder - Army Samuel
Archie Miller - Army Charles W. Ray - Army Edward White - Army
Louis R. Galennie - Marine Corps
Fred H. McGuire - Navy
Julius C. Townsend - Navy
World War I
John H. Balch - Navy Charles D. Barger - Army John L. Barkley - Army Arthur J. Forrest - Army M. Waldo Hatler - Army Alexander R. Skinker - Army
2nd Haitian Campaign
William R. Button - Marine Corps Herman H. Hanneken - Marine Corps
World War II
Herbert H. Burr - Army Darrell S. Cole - Marine Corps Albert L. David - Navy Samuel C. Fuqua - Navy James H. Howard - Army Air Corps Willy F. James, Jr - Army Ova A. Kelley - Army Edward H. "Butch" O'Hare - Navy George Phillips - Marine Corps Paul F. Riordan - Army Joe C. Specker - Army
Billie G. Kanell - Army Charles R. Long - Army
Richard G. Wilson - Army
William E. Adams - Army
Peace Time Awards
August Holtz - Navy Robert W. Cary - Navy
Erected 2002 by Mount Hope Cemetery and Concerned Citizens.
Location. 37° 7.644′ N, 94° 28.729′ W. Marker is in Webb City, Missouri, in Jasper County. Marker is on 17th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is near the northern boundary of Mount Hope Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3700 North Rangeline Road, Webb City MO 64870, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Military Order of The Purple Heart (approx. 1.1 miles away); Number 1 Gun (approx. 1.1 miles away); Southwest Missouri Electric Railway Company (approx. 1.2 miles away); Webb City (approx. 1.2 miles away); Prosperity Junction Station and Street Car #60 (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Kneeling Miner (approx. 1.2 miles away); Webb City Veterans Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Joplin (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Webb City.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil • War, World I • War, World II •
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