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Jay County Veterans Honor Roll

 

—Freedom Park —

 
Full View - - Jay County Veterans Honor Roll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
1. Full View - - Jay County Veterans Honor Roll Marker
Inscription.

(( Center Plaque ))

In Honor of those
Jay County Citizens who
Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice
in Defense of Our Country


( Six Seals - U. S. Military Branches )

(( Left Plaques ))

( First Plaque )

* * * World War I * * *

( Row One ) - - Guy Ayers ∙ Fred Barr ∙ Ralph Burgess ∙ Lowell Butcher ∙ Claude Flahie ∙ Merrel Ford

( Row Two ) - - James Garringer ∙ Harry Gray ∙ Roy L. Gray ∙ Arthur Hunt ∙ John Layman

( Row Three ) - - Albert Lindlay ∙ Noah Renner ∙ Otis Thompson ∙ Russel Tucker ∙ David Whipple ∙ Ralph V. Williamson

( Second Plaque )

* * * World War II * * *

( Row One ) - - Kenneth R. Beason ∙ Farrell T. Blankenbaker ∙ Walter Bond, Jr. ∙ Darious Borton ∙ James W. Bradley ∙ Amos V. Brosher ∙ Clyde P. Brunson ∙ Melville Bryan ∙ Arthur M. Bryan ∙ Herbert Bubp ∙ John W. Carder ∙ Jacob C. Clough ∙ William Curts ∙ Herbert Dailey ∙ John Denton ∙ Chester Derringer ∙ Richard Faber ∙ Harden Farling ∙ Gerald W. Foltz ∙ Orville Franks ∙ Robert H. Frederick ∙ John
Center Plaque - - Jay County Veterans Honor Roll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
2. Center Plaque - - Jay County Veterans Honor Roll Marker
Frost ∙ John W. Gardner ∙ James Garringer ∙ Frank Gaunt ∙ Everett Glendenning ∙ Lowell Golder ∙ Richard Grafmiller

( Row Two ) - - Raymond O. Haines ∙ Robert C. Hare ∙ Henry C. Hatch, Jr. ∙ Charles L. Hathaway ∙ William E. Hildreth ∙ Glenn Hummer, Jr. ∙ Dorwain G. Hunt ∙ Harold E. Imel ∙ Lee B. Jones ∙ Charles R. Jones ∙ Dorwin M. Keller ∙ Otis Kelley ∙ Lewis C. Landauer ∙ Leo W. Landress ∙ Milo Ludy ∙ Wayne Matchett ∙ Paul E. May ∙ Cedric McCanless ∙ Robert McFadden ∙ Charles R. McLaughlin ∙ Ernest O. Minch ∙ Max Myers ∙ George Neil ∙ Donald L. Nelson ∙ Fred Newton, Jr. ∙ Ralph W. Nichols ∙ Chauncey M. Nixon ∙ Ernest Norris

( Row Three ) - - Robert C. Norton ∙ Hubert Priest ∙ Henry Ramsey ∙ Adolph L. Rigby ∙ Virgil Robinette ∙ Daniel Runyon ∙ Melvin Shauver, Jr. ∙ William F. Shepherd ∙ Lyle P. Shifflet ∙ Charles Slack, Jr. ∙ Donald Smiley ∙ Loren E. Smith ∙ Wallace Smith ∙ Louis A. Sommers ∙ Edwin E. Stanton ∙ Ora E. Strait ∙ Robert Swank ∙ John D. Teeters ∙ George F. Theurer ∙ William A. Trumbo ∙ Paul A. Walmer ∙ John F. H. Weaver ∙
Left Plaques - - Jay County Veterans Honor Roll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
3. Left Plaques - - Jay County Veterans Honor Roll Marker
Lewis O. Whipple ∙ Roy L. Whiteman ∙ Harry L. Whitesall ∙ William E. Williams ∙ Victor W. Wise ∙ George A. Yeager

(( Right Plaques ))

( First Plaque )

* * * Korean Conflict * * *

( Row One ) - - Fred A. Brenner ∙ Stanley L. Calhoun, Jr. ∙ John S. Fields ∙ Henry A. Franks ∙ H. Bishop Hamilton

( Row Two ) - - Fredrick W. Hanlin ∙ Cassius E. Johnson ∙ Oral D. Johnston ∙ Dorwin J. Jones ∙ Elvin M. Lee

( Row Three ) - - Albert F. Martin ∙ Carl E. Martin ∙ Robert D. Pontius ∙ Harvey E. Steveson

( Second Plaque )

* * * Vietnam War * * *

( Row One ) - - Larry W. Barrett ∙ Larry L. Boice ∙ John A. Bryan ∙ Larry G. Burkholder ∙ George K. Farris

( Row Two ) - - Manuel S. Flores ∙ Rowland E. Gibson ∙ Alva D. Henthorn ∙ Rick E. McFarland ∙ Olen B. McLaughlin

( Row Three ) - - Dennis E. Morgan ∙ John C. Thomas ∙ Jeff H. Upp ∙ Donald L. Valentine

[ Third Plaque ]

* * * Operation Enduring Freedom * * *

Andrew Whitacre
 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 40° 25.872′ 
Right Plaques - - Jay County Veterans Honor Roll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
4. Right Plaques - - Jay County Veterans Honor Roll Marker
N, 84° 58.638′ W. Marker is in Portland, Indiana, in Jay County. Marker is at the intersection of South Meridian Street (U.S. 27) and River Road, on the left when traveling south on South Meridian Street. Touch for map. Located in the South section of "Freedom Park" in Portland, Indiana. Marker is at or near this postal address: 229 South Meridian Street, Portland IN 47371, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major General John P. C. Shanks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jay County W.W. I and W.W. II Honor Roll (approx. ¼ mile away); Indian Boundary Line (approx. 7.9 miles away); Golder Pottkotter Post Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles away in Ohio); Spring Hill Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.5 miles away in Ohio); Green Mound Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away in Ohio); West Grove (approx. 10.1 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Center of "Freedom Park" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
5. Center of "Freedom Park"
Sign - - "Freedom Park" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
6. Sign - - "Freedom Park"
"Freedom Park" - - Flags image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
7. "Freedom Park" - - Flags
Sponsor Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
8. Sponsor Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 921 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 27, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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