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Hutchinson in McLeod County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park

 
 
McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
1. McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park
Inscription.
McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park
Dedicated to the men and women who answered the call to duty.
Serving their country in war time and peace.
Never let their sacrifice be forgotten.

Civil War
1861 - 1865
We highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.
A. Lincoln
Participants (Union & Confederate)
3,213,000
KIA - 562,130
WIA - 418,206
POW - 410,000

Spanish American War
1898 - 1902
Remember the Maine
Participants - 392,000
KIA - 11,000
WIA - 1,662
POW - 8
MIA - 72

World War I
1914 - 1918
The war to end all wars...
Making the world safe for
democracy.
Participants - 4,744,000
KIA - 116,708
WIA - 204,002
POW - 7,470

World War II
1941 - 1945
The only thing we have to fear,
is fear itself.
Participants - 16,535,000
KIA - 406,000
WIA - 670,846
POW -124,079
MIA - 30,314

Korean War
1950 - 1955
The forgotten war.
Participants - 6,807,000
KIA
McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
2. McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park
- 54,246
WIA - 103,284
POW - 7,140
MIA - 8,177

Vietnam War
1959 - 1975
A war that asked everything of a few
and nothing of most of America.
Participants - 9,200,000
KIA - 58,153
WIA - 53,303
POW - 766
MIA - 1817

Panama - Grenada Lebanon
1980 - 1990
"Ever Vigilant"
Participants - 20,000
KIA - 327
WIA - 509

Persian Gulf War
1990 - 1991
We went...
We didn't ask why
our country called
and we were proud.
Participants - 3,531,000
KIA - 148
WIA - 357
POW - 29
MIA - 20

 
Erected 2001 by area government, businesses and individuals.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 44° 53.633′ N, 94° 21.934′ W. Marker is in Hutchinson, Minnesota, in McLeod County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue Northeast and Adams Street Northeast, on the right when traveling west on 1st Avenue Northeast. Touch for map
McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
3. McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park
. Marker is in this post office area: Hutchinson MN 55350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hutchinson Stockade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cupola Restoration Project (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Little Crow (approx. ¼ mile away); American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Chief Little Crow (approx. 6.4 miles away); St Joseph's Church and School (approx. 7.2 miles away); Daniel A. Cross (approx. 8.1 miles away); St. Columban Cemetery (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hutchinson.
 
Categories. Military
 
McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
4. McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park
(duplicate inscription on both sides of the podium)
Civil War image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
5. Civil War
Spanish American War image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
6. Spanish American War
World War I image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
7. World War I
World War II image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
8. World War II
Korean War image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
9. Korean War
Vietnam War image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
10. Vietnam War
Panama - Grenada Lebanon image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
11. Panama - Grenada Lebanon
Persian Gulf War image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
12. Persian Gulf War
M60A3 Battle Tank image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
13. M60A3 Battle Tank
Once assigned to the 194th Tank Battalion at Johnston, Iowa. The M60A3 model tank weighs 57 tons and has a 105-millimeter main gun, a .50-caliber machine gun, and a 7.62-millimeter machine gun. It is powered by a 750-horsepower diesel engine, which is capable of a top speed of 30 miles per hour.
Bell AH-1S Huey Cobra Attack Helicopter image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
14. Bell AH-1S Huey Cobra Attack Helicopter
Dedication at Hutchinson was on November 2, 2013. Previously displayed at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. It, and other aircraft, were removed to make room to display the space shuttle Enterprise. The names of Col. William M. Gavora (pilot) and Col. Danny C. Snodgrass (copilot/gunner) are on the windows of the helicopter.
Bell AH-1S Huey Cobra Attack Helicopter image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
15. Bell AH-1S Huey Cobra Attack Helicopter
The AH-1S upgraded version has a more powerful T53 engine and transmission than previous AH-1 versions.
AH-1S Huey Cobra image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
16. AH-1S Huey Cobra
Serial #70-15956
Production #20900
The AH-1 Cobra was the first helicopter designed specifically for the ground-attack role. Entering service in 1967, the Huey Cobra quickly established an impressive combat record during the Vietnam War (1964-1975). It's standard armament included 52 wing mounted 2.75 inch rockets, a six-barreled 7.62mm mini-gun (capable of expending up to 6,000 rounds per minute) and a 40mm grenade launcher.
Freedom Is Not Free. image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
17. Freedom Is Not Free.
Almost 6,000 helicopter air crew sacrificed their lives in Vietnam alone, but in doing so saved nearly 1 million lives. Let us not forget them. This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Veterans Recognition Panel image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
18. Veterans Recognition Panel
"The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten"
                    Calvin Coolidge
We were all proud to serve.
McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park
(post / chapter / unit / squad names)
Donor Recognition Panel image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
19. Donor Recognition Panel
We hearby acknowledge the following Businesses
and Individuals that have contributed to the
McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park
(names)
Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
20. Medal of Honor Recipient
Pvt. William C. May
1-16-1826 – 10-21-1894
Company H 32nd Iowa Infantry
Civil War
Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
21. Medal of Honor Recipient
1st Lieut. Axel H. Reed
3-13-1835 – 1-21-1917
Company K 2nd Minnesota Infantry
Civil War
Founders Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
22. Founders Plaque
McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park, Inc.
Norman Beach-President
David Blake
Past VFW Post 906 Commander
Park Dedication On
November 11, 2001
Veterans and Donor Recognition Panels image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
23. Veterans and Donor Recognition Panels
The founders plaque is located between the two recognition panels. The two Medal of Honor Recipient monuments are in the foreground, flanking the panels.
McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
24. McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park
Nearby South Fork Crow River image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
25. Nearby South Fork Crow River
The South Fork Crow River is along the northern border of the McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. submitted on November 11, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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