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Park Falls in Price County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Park Falls Veterans Memorial

Old Abe Veterans Memorial

 

Dedicated May 1987

 
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By Keith L, September 15, 2011
1. Park Falls Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription. In honor of the men and women of the Park Falls area who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States defending our freedoms and the principles of democracy, and especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and were Killed-In-Action during the wars and conflicts of the United States of America. This memorial further commemorates Park Falls as the birthplace of Old Abe the War Eagle, famed mascot of Company C, 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment during America's Civil War.

On this site, August 5th, 1995, Wisconsin State Highway 13 was dedicated as the POW/MIA Memorial Highway by authority of Wisconsin Act 396, honoring all prisoners-of-war, ex-prisoners of war, and those currently or were formerly missing-in-action in which the United States has engaged.
 
Erected 1987.
 
Location. 45° 55.869′ N, 90° 27.136′ W. Marker is in Park Falls, Wisconsin, in Price County. Marker is at the intersection of South 4th Avenue (State Highway 13) and Veterans Way, on the left when traveling north on South 4th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Park Falls City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 4th Avenue South, Park Falls WI 54552, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Park Falls Veterans Memorial and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
2. Park Falls Veterans Memorial and Marker
At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Fifield (approx. 4 miles away); Roddis Line – Nelson Camp 1 (1925-1930) (approx. 13.6 miles away); Roddis Line – Life in Camp (approx. 13.6 miles away); Roddis Line – Early Logging (approx. 13.6 miles away); Roddis Line - Roddis Lumber and Veneer Company (approx. 13.6 miles away); a different marker also named Roddis Line – Nelson Camp 1 (1925-1930) (approx. 13.6 miles away); a different marker also named Roddis Line - Roddis Lumber and Veneer Company (approx. 13.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Abe. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 17, 2011.) 

2. Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Commemorative highways and bridges. POW/MIA Memorial Highway. (Submitted on November 17, 2011.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
Park Falls Veterans Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
3. Park Falls Veterans Memorial Plaque
Park Falls Veterans
Memorial
Dedicated May 1987
In honor of all area veterans of all
wars of the United States of America
[military service seals]
Park Falls Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
4. Park Falls Veterans Memorial
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By Keith L, September 15, 2011
5. Park Falls Veterans Memorial
Park Falls Veterans Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
6. Park Falls Veterans Memorial Plaque
POW/MIA
Highway 13 Memorial Dedication Aug. 5, 1995
We stare into the dawn of peace,
and see the vivion of heroes
who served our country;
POWs/MIAs, whom we honor
foreever with deep gratitude.
The commemorative ststement was submitted by:
Butternut High School, U.S. History Class 94-95
Park Falls Veterans Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
7. Park Falls Veterans Plaque
World War I
F. Frank Wagoner, France 10-17-18 Frank Dirrigl, France 8-31-18 Edwin Swanson, France 9-29-18 William E. Parker, France 3-21-18 Frank Hilgart, France 10-7-18 Charles Carl, France 10-6-18 Prokop Homenvk, France 10-17-18
World War II
Fred J. Anetsberger, Italy 4-17-45 Raymond K. Becker, Okinawa unknown Robert C. Becker, Italy 7-11-44 Frank J. Belter, France 2-11-45 Verlin Brandenburg, France 8-14-45 Roderick L. Diem, Belgium 12-18-44 Joseph F. Dirrigl, France 1-21-45 Joseph P. Dries, Leyte, P.I. 10-26-44 Clarence L. Esterl, Pacific Theater 8-22-43 Lester Gunderesgaard, Iwo Jima 2-21-45 Wilhelm M. Hein, France 8-11-44 Oswald P. Heisler, Italy 12-4-43 James A. Hilgart, Italy 2-7-44 Norman J. Hilgart, Germany 3-1-45 John S. McKuen, Belgium 12-20-44 Edwin Mockler, Pacific Theater 4-15-45 Robert J. Mockler, unknown 7-6-43 Harland C. Moon, France 8-8-44 Joseph E. Nusbaum, Italy 2-22-45 Arthur R. Page, Belgium 11-24-44 Dennis J. Paquette, unknown unknown Lawrence J. Pritzl, Okinawa 4-22-45 Arnold Richson, Italy 6-22-45 Lyle E. Schulz, Luxemburg 2-7-45 Richard C. Sawales, Japanese POW Camp, P.I. 9-24-42 Kenneth A. Schmidt, Anzio Beachhead 4-17-44 Bertram R. Schweikl, New Guinea 5-4-43 Arthur F. Senkbeil, unknown 5-2-44 Raymond R. Springer, France 7-1-44 Glen A. Voltz, Italy 11-16-44 Theodore S. Weis, Germany 4-9-45 Henry R. Woodie, Manila 2-11-45 Gordon B. Young, Germany 11-17-44 Charles C. Zenchenko, unknown unknown
Korea
Robert M. Ford, Korea 12-5-50 Kenneth C. Hilgart, Korea 6-29-51 Donald Shaw, Korea
Vietnam
Killed In Action William H. Hanson, Vietnam 9-12-68
Park Falls Veteran Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
8. Park Falls Veteran Plaque
Persian Gulf War
Brian P. Scott 2-26-91
"Old Abe" image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 15, 2011
9. "Old Abe"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 236 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 17, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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