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Thomas A. Edison High School and the Vietnam War

 
 
Thomas A. Edison High School and the Vietnam War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
1. Thomas A. Edison High School and the Vietnam War Marker
Inscription. Sixty-four former Edison students died in service to their country during the Vietnam War between 1965 and 1971 – more than any school in the nation. These young men represent the burden and disparity of the war on poor rural and urban communities throughout America. Whether they enlisted voluntarily or were assigned draft numbers that they were unable to avoid by deferment, these men made the ultimate sacrifice
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 59.563′ N, 75° 8.663′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on West Leigh Avenue. Touch for map. The school has since been demolished and on the grounds is a Save a Lot Food Store. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19133, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baker Bowl National League Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium (approx. 1.1 miles away); Church of the Advocate (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jessie Redmon Fauset (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Salvation Army (approx.
Thomas A. Edison High School and the Vietnam War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
2. Thomas A. Edison High School and the Vietnam War Marker
1.2 miles away); Universal Negro Improvement Association (approx. 1.3 miles away); Siegmund Lubin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Charles Allen Smith (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. EducationWar, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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