Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Albert G. Maroscher Memoriam
Albert G. Maroscher
Maj Inf U.S. Army
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Army Commendation Medal
K I A
Vietnam 15 April 1968
Asst PMS HSU 1964-67
MA History 1967
Who believed in and lived by the Military Code
Duty - Honor - Country
Presented by the 1968-1969
ROTC Corps of Cadets
Erected by Hardin-Simmons University ROTC.
Location. 32° 28.551′ N, 99° 44.07′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from Hickory Street north of Ambler Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located on the campus of Hardin-Simmons University east of Reflection Pond; the above directions are to the university. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 Hickory St, Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Babe Shaw Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Hardin-Simmons University Student Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hardin-Simmons Bell Hardin-Simmons University (within shouting distance of this marker); William G. and Shirley Swenson Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Old Headquarters of the Hashknife Ranch (approx. 0.8 miles away); Morgan Jones (approx. 1.2 miles away); Abilene Municipal Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
More about this marker. The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) erected the flag pole near the main entrance to the campus as a memorial to Major Albert B. Maroscher who was a former assistant professor of military science at the university. Moaroscher was a Romanian native who later became a naturalized American citizen. The pole was manufactured by the 111th Engineer Headquarters of the Texas National Guard and is 62 feet in height.
(Source: HSU History, Traditions and Landmarks. Abilene, Texas: Hardin-Simmons University.)
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.