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Stevens Point in Portage County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge

 
 
Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, January 8, 2012
1. Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Parachutes Air Assault
Gliders Glider Pilots

Airborne
Forces
Memorial
To Their Perpetual Honor
Presented By The Citizens Of
Wisconsin
and
The Badger State Chapter
of the
82nd Airborne Division Association
[82nd Airborne insignia]
"America's Guard of Honor"

 
Location. 44° 31.335′ N, 89° 35.25′ W. Marker is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in Portage County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Clark Street (State Highway 66) and Water Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is along the Green Circle Trail (a hiking and biking trail). Marker is in this post office area: Stevens Point WI 54481, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Public Square (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stevens Point — Gateway to the Pineries (about 500 feet away); First Public Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portage County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Peter Church War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buttons from the River
Close-up of Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, January 8, 2012
2. Close-up of Plaque
(approx. half a mile away); The Boy with the Leaking Boot (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans World War I Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevens Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. 82nd Airborne Division. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on January 8, 2012.) 

2. McMillan Memorial Library. Airborne Memorial Bridges. (Submitted on January 8, 2012.) 

3. Google News Archive. The Milwaukee Journal. Bridge dedicated to airborne forces. (Submitted on January 8, 2012.) 

4. Wisconsin Legislative Documents. 84.1046 Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge. (Submitted on January 8, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, January 8, 2012
3. Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge and Marker
[flags lowered to half-staff]
Note the parachute shape brickwork at the marker.
Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, January 8, 2012
4. Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge
Wisconsin River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 8, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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