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Holyoke in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Vietnam

1959 - 1975

 
 
Vietnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
1. Vietnam Marker
Inscription.
Center monument
With sincere appreciation to the men of Holyoke who gave their lives in the Republic of Vietnam. To the men and women called upon to serve during an era of discord and turmoil and did so with great personal strength and courage. To those who have not returned and may never return we will never close the book on you.

Left monument
Taps for a Buddy
Leonard L. Kaster 1/LT USAF Aug. 6, 1964 | Stanley P. Kierzek SGT USA July 20, 1965 | Robert G. Bousquet CORP USMC Aug. 18, 1965 | David L. Owens L/CORP USMC Oct. 5, 1966 | Ronald Giroux PFC USA Dec. 28, 1966

Right Monument
We Stand Free Because They Fought
Thomas M. Seklecki CORP USA Mar. 21, 1967 | George D. Lacus Jr. PFC USMC Oct. 26, 1967 | Donald A. Labonte HM3 USN Feb. 28, 1968 | Vincent O. McCann Jr. CORP USA Dec. 26, 1969 | Clayton K. Hough Jr. L/CORP USMC Feb. 9, 2004
 
Location. 42° 12.517′ N, 72° 36.467′ W. Marker is in Holyoke, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on Hampden Street west of Maple Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Monument plaza is located on the north end of Holyoke's Hampden Park bounded by Maple, Chestnut, Hampden and Dwight Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Holyoke MA 01040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Center Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
2. Center Monument
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Korean Veterans Memorial Plaza (here, next to this marker); Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheard Playground (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Cabotville Sycamores (approx. 4.1 miles away); Cabotville Canal (approx. 4.1 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holyoke.
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
Text on Center Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
3. Text on Center Monument
Text on Center Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
4. Text on Center Monument
Left Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
5. Left Monument
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
6. Left Monument
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
7. Left Monument
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
8. Left Monument
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
9. Left Monument
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
10. Left Monument
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
11. Right Monument
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
12. Right Monument
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
13. Right Monument
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
14. Right Monument
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
15. Right Monument
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2012
16. Right Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on June 6, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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