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McChord AFB in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

POW/MIA Memorial

 
 
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The lights at the intersection of A Street and Jackson Blvd can be seen in the background.
Inscription.  
Sculpture plaque

Dedicated to
All Former Prisoners of War
by Christmastown U.S.A. Chapter
American Ex-Prisoners of War
Shelton, Washington
1999


Left Tablet

Code of Conduct

{This tablet was not transcribed or photographed, but can be seen in Picture #1}

Middle Tablet
POW*MIA
Missing But Not Forgotten
It is the Soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.
Author unknown
Dedicated 11 September 1997


Right Tablet

Washington State Vietnam War POW/MIA
McChord AFB remembers Washington State POW/MIAs
For those returned, thank you God. For those who died, Glory forever God. For
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Sculpture dedicated by the American Ex-Prisoners of War, Christmastown Chapter.
those still missing, Please God.


Alfred, Gerald O., Jr. Alm, Richard A. Ayers, Darrell E. Balcom, Ralph C. Barber, Robert F. Benedett, Daniel A. Berg, Bruce A. Booth, Gary P. Bossio, Galileo F. Brandt, Keith A. Brown, Wayne G., II Charvet, Paul C. Clark, Philip S., Jr. Clark, Richard C. Colombo, Gary L. Crandall, Gregory S. Crosby, Richard A. Ferguson, Douglas D. Fors, Gary H. Francisco, San D. Graffe, Paul L. Grewell, Larry T. +Hagerman, Robert W. Hall, Harley H. Hanley, Larry J. Hill, Gordon C. Holland, Melvin A. Jacobs, Edward J., Jr. Jensen, George W. Koenig, Edwin L. Lester, Roderick B. Livingston, Richard A. Logan, Jacob D. Lono, Luther A. Lopez, Robert Masterson, Michael J. McDonald, Emmett R. McDonald, Kurt C. McMican, M.D. McQuade, James R. Meldahl, Charles H. Nelson, David L. Nyman, Lawrence F. Okerlund, Thomas R. Osborne, Rodney D. Owens, Joy L. Paschall, Ronald P. Pearson, Robert H. Pick, Donald W. Prentice, Kenneth M. Price, David S. Ramos, Rainer S. Richardson, Stephen G. Riordan, John M. Robertson, John L. Spinelli, Domenick A. Striat, Douglas F. Stubbs, William W.W. Trembley, J. Forrest G. Trimble, Larry A. Williamson, James D. Worthington, Richard C. Jr.

"...The soldier above all other people prays for peace, for he must
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suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." General Douglas MacArthur
 
Location. 47° 8.007′ N, 122° 29.662′ W. Marker is in McChord AFB, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker is at the intersection of A Street SW and Barnes Blvd/Colonel Joe Jackson Blvd, on the right when traveling south on A Street SW. Memorial is located in a small park area near the intersection and can be reached from the parking lot of the Officer's Club. McChord Field is an active military installation; appropriate identification is required for access. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McChord AFB WA 98438, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loadmasters Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Airlift Squadron Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Douglas C-124C Globemaster II (approx. half a mile away); McDonnell CF-101F Voodoo (approx. half a mile away); Convair F-106A Delta Dart (approx. half a mile away); Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (approx. half a mile away); McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McChord AFB.
 
Also see . . .  Other work by Eric Holdener. (Submitted on September 28, 2012, by Eric Holdener of Olympia, Washington.)
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Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam
 
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Middle Tablet
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Right Tablet
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 6, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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