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Mather in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mather Field

 
 
Mather Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 10, 2007
1. Mather Field Marker
Inscription. Named for 2Lt C. S. Mather killed in 1918.

• 1918–Pilot Training School.
• 1930’s–Supply Depot.
• 1940’s–Pilot and Nav School.
• 1950’s–Nav School.
• 1960’s–SAC Bomb Wing
      and AF Nav/EWO Schools.
• 1993–Based closed.
• 1998–VA Clinic Started.
 
Erected 2006 by the Veterans Memorial Plaza Board.
 
Location. 38° 34.334′ N, 121° 17.772′ W. Marker is in Mather, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of Hospital Way and Blaisdell Boulevard, on the left when traveling west on Hospital Way. Touch for map. It is in Veterans Memorial Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Mather CA 95655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F-105G “Wild Weasel” (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express Riders Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mather Air Force Base Navigators Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fifteen Mile House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 2.3 miles away); American River Grange #172 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Edward Kelley School (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Additional keywords.
“Coming Home” Statue image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 10, 2007
2. “Coming Home” Statue
By Sculptress Renee Headings. Marker is on the stone base of the statue.
United States Air Force, Army Air Corps, Second Lieutenant Carl S. Mather, Mather Air Force Base Mather Airport.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitary
 
Veterans Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 10, 2007
3. Veterans Memorial Plaza
The "Wild Weasel" jet can be seen behind the statue and plaza.
‘Coming Home’ image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 10, 2007
4. ‘Coming Home’
Statue Sculptress Renee Headings. This plaque is affixed to the cast bronze base of the sculpture.
On the Statue’s Stone Base image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 10, 2007
5. On the Statue’s Stone Base
Coming Home

This memorial plaza was created as a tribute to those veterans who served our country. The statue of the returning medic with his daughter upon his shoulders waving an American Flag--depicts the veteran's return home.

Dedicated May 25, 2006
On the Statue’s Stone Base image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 10, 2007
6. On the Statue’s Stone Base
Veterans Memorial Plaza
Constructed by:
John F. Otto, Inc - Project Mgr
Nacht & Lewis Architects
Armour Steel Camblin Steel
IBEW Local 340 Placer Electric
Aerco Pacific
Sacramento Sandblasting
Zayas Excavating
John Jackson Masonry
Cemex White Cap
Granite Construction • Golden State Utility
United Van Lines • City Moving Systems
Phillips Painting & Decoration
On the Statue’s Stone Base image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 10, 2007
7. On the Statue’s Stone Base
Veterans Memorial Plaza
Board Members

Present: Paul K. Ayres, Joe Fraccola, Charles Linden, Ed Johnston, Cynthia J. Pace, Joe Leubbert, Fred Bohmfalk, Ken Kitchen

Past: Joe Shackleford, Constance Harrison, Ed Gorree, Gary Ross, Bob Haley, Al Shook, Bob Cashatt, Ray Case

Originators: John Homes, Mel Buzzard, Tom Smith
“Coming Home” By Renee Headings image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, March 10, 2007
8. “Coming Home” By Renee Headings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,950 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 13, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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