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Hoboken in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sergeant William Fesken Memorial Field

 
 
Fesken Memorial Field Plaque image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Fesken Memorial Field Plaque
Inscription.
In memory of
SGT William Fesken
Killed in action, Vietnam
May 2, 1967
And dedicated to all
Those who sacrificed their lives
In the Vietnam Conflict so that
Our country might live

 
Erected 1967 by Teamsters Local 560.
 
Location. 40° 44.505′ N, 74° 1.651′ W. Marker is in Hoboken, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is at the intersection of River Street and 5th Street on River Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the base of the American Flag next to the baseball field close to the intersection of River and 5th streets. Marker is in this post office area: Hoboken NJ 07030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away); Stevens Institute of Technology (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen Foster House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hudson River Bridge Cornerstone (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hudson School (approx. mile away); World War I Embarkation Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); 77 River Street (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoboken.
 
Additional comments.
The plaque is at the base of the flagpole near the baseball diamond. image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. The plaque is at the base of the flagpole near the baseball diamond.

1. Billy Fesken
I recently visited the wall in Washington where I took a copy of Sgt. Feskens name. Even after over 40 years I remember Billy clearly, and it was touching to see his name on the wall.
    — Submitted July 20, 2009, by Marietta Harper Cutillo of Secaucus, New Jersey.

2. Remembrance
My name is Gene Cleary. I was in Fesken's platoon all through training. I was there on May 2 and knew all the guys who died that day. Every two years what is left of our platoon and company have a reunion in Columbus, Georgia. It is a moving get together for me and enjoyable. His name comes up often.
    — Submitted January 30, 2011, by Gene Cleary of Bklyn., New York.

 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
Baseball diamond on the memorial field. image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. Baseball diamond on the memorial field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,516 times since then and 137 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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