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Nekoosa in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Nekoosa War Memorial

 
 
Nekoosa War Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 12, 2011
1. Nekoosa War Memorial Plaque
Inscription.
This memorial dedicated
by parents, relatives and friends
to perpetuate the memory of
our valiant defenders of freedom
who made the supreme sacrifice.

World War I
Hamel, Archie Huggins, Robert Jackon, Lucas Larsen, Harold Slining, Ole Soward, Richard Timlin, Eugene

World War II
Arendt, Roger Breese, Earl Buehler, Bernard Crowns, Howard Daskam, Charles Hasenohrl, Edward Havlena, James Holz, Donald Karpinski, John Krennke, John Martin, Anthony, Jr. Rezin, Douglas Rosebush, Richard Ruder, Le Roy Schaffenberger, Edward Schumann, George Spry, Harland Staege, Dale Stempinski, Mathew Vandenberg, Allen Warner, Keith Wipfli, Gerald

Korean War
Blackburn, George Buehler, George Haas, Lawrence Wulf, John Zurfluh, Ronald

Dedicated - May 30, 1960


Vietnam War
Ashburn, Jerry Goodness, Kenneth Hagen, Ronald

Re-dedicated May 30, 1988

 
Erected 1960 by the Nekoosa-Port Edwards Veterans Memorial Association.
 
Location. 44° 18.905′ 
Nekoosa War Memorial and Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 12, 2011
2. Nekoosa War Memorial and Plaque
N, 89° 54.097′ W. Marker is in Nekoosa, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from Park Street south of Market Street (Wisconsin Highway 173), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Memorial is located at the west side of the City of Nekoosa Municipal Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 951 market Street, Nekoosa WI 54457, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ed “Strangler” Lewis (approx. 0.8 miles away); Point Basse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Point Basse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Point Bas (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Edwards Jr. (approx. 2.7 miles away); John Jones 2nd Burial Site (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Edwards Jr. Office Building (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nekoosa.
 
More about this marker. The bronze plaque with the names of 34 area residents who died during the country's three wars was originally erected in front of the Nekoosa-Port Edwards Veterans Memorial Building (dedicated May 30, 1960 – now demolished). The building was a result of the combined efforts of the members of Hamel-Ruder Post No. 381, American Legion, Schuman-Arendt Post No. 5960, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and their auxiliaries.
Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune; May 31, 1960.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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