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Near Anderson in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Northern California Veterans Memorials

Northern California Veterans Cemetery

 
 
Igo State & National Cemetery Dedication image. Click for full size.
By S B
1. Igo State & National Cemetery Dedication
Inscription.
Dedicated to All Veterans Who Answered the Call
to Serve this Great Nation

Northern California Veterans Cemetery
Igo, California
Dedicated November 11, 2005

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor
Thomas Johnson, Secretary
California Department of Veterans Affairs
R. James Nicholson, Secretary
U.S.Department of Veterans Affairs

Construction of this cemetery was made possible through the cooperative efforts of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of California, the County of Shasta, as well as many veteran service organizations and individuals, all dedicated to honoring California veterans.

U.S. Army Special Forces
To the Quiet Professionals for
Their Courage, Their Honor,
Their Ability and for Their
Unwaviering Dedication to
Freedom
De Oppresso Liber
Dedicated by SFA Chapter 89

Combat Purple Heart Wounded Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who shed their
blood in defense of our country.

My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my lifetime.

U.S. Submarine Veterans
U.S. Army Special Forces Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 4, 2009
2. U.S. Army Special Forces Memorial Marker
Memorial
Forever
In Memory of
Those Submariners
on Eternal Patrol

Sailors Rest Your Oar
Dedicated by U.S. Submarine Veterans

Korea
The Forgotten War Remembered

Our Nation honors her sons and
daughters who answered the call
to defend a country they never
knew and a people they never met
1950 - Korea - 1953
Freedom is Not Free

Amvets
Amvets Department of California
and Amvets National Service Foundation
dedicated this memorial carillon
as a living memorial to American veterans
who served their country honorably
for the cause of freedom

Northern California Veterans' Cemetery
Igo, California
November 19, 2005

"...as these bells ring...
honored dead rest...
Freedom lives..."

 
Erected 2011 by California Department of Veterans Affairsand US Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Still On Patrol marker series.
 
Location. 40° 28.704′ N, 122° 32.67′ W. Marker is near Anderson, California, in Shasta County. Marker can be reached from Gas Point Road. Touch for map. Memorials are located at
Purple Heart Wounded Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 4, 2009
3. Purple Heart Wounded Veterans Memorial
the Northern California Veterans Cemetery. GPS coordinates shown are for the entrance to the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11659 Gas Point Road, Igo CA 96047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Piety Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Reading's Bar (approx. 2.7 miles away); Foundation of Catholic Basilica (approx. 8.4 miles away); A Matter of Balance (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Glory Hole (approx. 8.4 miles away); A Matter of Progress (approx. 8.4 miles away); Kennedy Memorial (approx. 8.5 miles away); Central Valley Project (approx. 8.5 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. James E. Swett - Medal of Honor Recipient
James Swett is buried at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery.
James E Swett grave marker is in Section 4, Site 329. The GPS Coordinates are N40.4782 W122.5432. His Medal of Honor citation:Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Fighter Squadron 221, with Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. Place and date: Solomon Islands area, 7 April 1943. Entered service at: California. Born: 15 June 1920, Seattle, Wash. Other Navy award: Distinguished Flying
U.S. Submarine Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 4, 2009
4. U.S. Submarine Veterans Memorial
Cross with 1 Gold Star. Citation: For extraordinary heroism and personal valor above and beyond the call of duty, as division leader of Marine Fighting Squadron 221 with Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in action against enemy Japanese aerial forces in the Solomons Islands area, 7 April 1943. In a daring flight to intercept a wave of 150 Japanese planes, 1st Lt. Swett unhesitatingly hurled his 4-plane division into action against a formation of 15 enemy bombers and personally exploded 3 hostile planes in midair with accurate and deadly fire during his dive. Although separated from his division while clearing the heavy concentration of antiaircraft fire, he boldly attacked 6 enemy bombers, engaged the first 4 in turn and, unaided, shot down all in flames. Exhausting his ammunition as he closed the fifth Japanese bomber, he relentlessly drove his attack against terrific opposition which partially disabled his engine, shattered the windscreen and slashed his face. In spite of this, he brought his battered plane down with skillful precision in the water off Tulagi without further injury. The superb airmanship and tenacious fighting spirit which enabled 1st Lt. Swett to destroy 7 enemy bombers in a single flight were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.
    — Submitted February 24, 2013.
Korea Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By S B
5. Korea Memorial Monument

 
Categories. Military
 
Am Vets image. Click for full size.
By S B
6. Am Vets
Amvets Memorial Carillon image. Click for full size.
By S B
7. Amvets Memorial Carillon
Pearl Harbor Memorial image. Click for full size.
By S B
8. Pearl Harbor Memorial
December 7, 1941
In memory of all the members of the military
services who perished during the Japanese
surprise attack on the island of Oahu
Dedicated by the
Pearl Harbor survivors
Pearl Harbor Memorial image. Click for full size.
By S B
9. Pearl Harbor Memorial
James E. Swett Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 4, 2009
10. James E. Swett Burial Site
Entrance to the Northern California Veterans Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 4, 2009
11. Entrance to the Northern California Veterans Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 13, 2015, by S B of Sacramento, California.   2, 3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 13, 2015, by S B of Sacramento, California.   10, 11. submitted on February 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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