Medina in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Valor, Honor, Virtue, Courage, Duty
[Counter-clockwise from the side of pentagon that faces the corner]
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.
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.
Mexican Border Incursion of 1916. Colonel F.S. Jennings, Commanding Officer 108th Infantry, Company F, 3rd Regiment of Infantry, New York ✩ USA
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.
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
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 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.
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. Memorial is a pentagonal prism at the intersection in front of the armory, now the Lake Plains YMCA. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 Pearl Street, Medina NY 14103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Frances Folsom (approx. ¼ mile away); Vietnam (approx. ¼ mile away); Frederick Douglass (approx. ¼ mile away); Grover Cleveland & Frances Folsom (approx. ¼ mile away); Bent's Opera House - 1864 (approx. ¼ mile away); White's Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medina.
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