Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Nevada County War & Veterans Memorial
This plaque and flagpole erected by the citizens of Nevada City dedicated July 4, 1946 to the memory of our heroes who gave their lives in World War II so that the American way of life may continue.
Caswell Fisher • Tevis Ferguson • Merton Downey • Bert Graham • Hans G. Hansen • William R. Livesay • David McCraney • Louis G. Netz • James M. Odegaard • Fred Gohm • Clifford M. Ruth • Virgil Roseborough • Eugene Rickard • Robert D. Proctor • Glen Ponticelli • William Pohley • Eugene Davies • Walter O. St. John • Reid Shurtleff • Albert Conti • Carl L. Tobiassen • Ernest Chapman • Gus Wasley • Donald Usrey • William G. Bennett
June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953
"The Forgotten War"
- Remembered -
54,246 Americans were killed
8,177 Americans are missing in action
389 Americans are prisoners of war
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America
All Gave Some – Some Gave All
January 1, 1970 – Dak To, Vietnam
Note: Major O’Donnell was a helicopter pilot. On 24 March 1970, while attempting to rescue eight soldiers, his chopper was shot down. He and three crew members were declared missing in action.
tribute to those who served and fought
in the Vietnam War, especially those
who died, and those yet to return.
May 30, 1992 – V.F.W. Post 2655
We Will Not Forget
We, the citizens of Nevada County, dedicated this Memorial.
May 28, 2007
Erected 1946 by VFW Post 2655, Citizens of Nevada City and Citizens of Nevada County.
Location. 39° 15.52′ N, 121° 0.74′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Monument is located at the parking lot of Pioneer Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Block of Nimrod Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “The Old Brewery” (approx. 0.3 miles away); N.C.N.G.R.R. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Marsh House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ladies of the Evening (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pelton Water Wheel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Five Stamp Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Monitor (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
Additional keywords. War on Terror
Categories. • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,046 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on February 19, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.