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Medina in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Valor, Honor, Virtue, Courage, Duty

 
 
Valor image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
1. Valor
Facing the intersection.
Inscription.
[Counter-clockwise from the side of pentagon that faces the corner]
Valor

Company F, World War II. Mustered into Federal Service at Fort McClellan, Alabama, October 23, 1940. Charles N. Morgan, Colonel, Commanding the 108th Infantry, Medina, New York.

Honor

Company F, World War I. Mustered into Service at Camp Wadsworth, Spartansburg, SC, June 1917. Colonel Edgar S. Jennings, Commanding 3rd New York Regiment, National Guard 108th Infantry, Medina, New York.

Virtue

Mexican Border Incursion of 1916. Colonel F.S. Jennings, Commanding Officer 108th Infantry, Company F, 3rd Regiment of Infantry, New York ✩ USA

Courage

Spanish American War of 1898, 3rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Mustered into Federal Service at Camp Black, Long Island, NY, May 17, 1898. USA Company F, Colonel Edward M. Hoffman Commanding.

Duty

The New York Guard, Company L 65th Regiment, 1941-1947.
After the mobilization of Company F, Company L was organized and mustered into state service under the command of Captain B. Bland. This unit worked out of this armory of its members entered active service during the war years.

Company C 1st Battalion, 174th Infantry, Medina, New York: 1947-1977. Batavia, New York: 1968-1992.
With the advent of the Cold War, Company C trained at
WWII Panel image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
2. WWII Panel
Facing the intersection.
the Medina Armory and at Fort Drum, NY for both State and National Emergencies, being activated for the Southern Tier floods of 1972.
During this time some members left the unit to join the active services. Some manned the Nike-Hercules missle sites in Western New York, thus becoming known as Missile-Age Minutemen.
Korean Conflict (1950-1953): PFC Henry Bunchuck, KIA; PFC Louis Natale, KIA.
1955-1974, Company C became 1/174th Mechanized Infantry.

We honor all of the veterans that served for our freedom.
 
Erected 2008.
 
Location. 43° 13.316′ N, 78° 23.512′ W. Marker is in Medina, New York, in Orleans County. Marker is at the intersection of Pearl Street and Prospect Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Pearl Street. Touch for map. Memorial is a pentagonal prism at the intersection in front of the armory, now the Lake Plains YMCA. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 Pearl Street, Medina NY 14103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medina Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); 1860 Home Of George Anthony (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frances Folsom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam
Honor image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
3. Honor
Next side to the right.
(approx. mile away); Frederick Douglass (approx. mile away); Grover Cleveland & Frances Folsom (approx. mile away); Bent's Opera House - 1864 (approx. mile away); White's Hotel (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medina.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-AmericanWar, World IWar, World II
 
WWI Panel image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
4. WWI Panel
Next panel to the right.
Virtue image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
5. Virtue
Next side to the right.
Mexican Border Incursion 1916 Panel image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
6. Mexican Border Incursion 1916 Panel
Next panel to the right.
Courage image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
7. Courage
Next side to the right.
Spanish American War 1898 Panel image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
8. Spanish American War 1898 Panel
Next panel to the right.
Duty image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
9. Duty
Next side to the right.
NY Guard Co. L/ Co. C 1st Battalion Panel image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
10. NY Guard Co. L/ Co. C 1st Battalion Panel
Next panel to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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