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Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial

 
 
Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial<br><br><br><br><br><br><br> image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
1. Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial






Inscription.

The Sacrifice and Endurance Of Those Who
Have Served, And The Ones Who Loved Them,
Captures Our Hearts, Abides In Our Minds,
And Protects Our Very Existence.
They Will Not Be Forgotten;
Their Memory Will Live In Each Generation
As We Stand In Reverence.

WW I
2Lt Fleet Heard ∙ Roy Barnie Graham ∙ Cook3C1 Kyle Hamilton ∙ Pvt Jack Wren ∙ Augustus C. Oliver ∙ Cpt Orville W. Lee ∙ Pvt Jay T. Smith ∙ Pvt Arnold L. Sternberg ∙ Pvt Ellis Elliott ∙ Claude Ira Parmer ∙ Sgt Ebbie L. Lankford ∙ Pvt Samuel Riley ∙ Lt Charles M. Rudd ∙ Pvt H.H. Hailey ∙ Pvt William W. Reavis ∙ Pvt Albert C. Parks ∙ 1Lt Zack J. Moore ∙ Pvt Will U. Sherill ∙ Sgt Benjamin F. O’Keefe ∙ Pvt William H. McFarland ∙ Cpl Manson F. Curtis ∙ Pvt Frank M. Fojtasek ∙ Mech Herman J. Krause ∙ Pfc Raymond Ercanbrack ∙ Pfc Douthitt B. Pitts ∙ Pvt Walter H. Kleen ∙ Pvt Tom Younger ∙ Wag Tom Mikulas ∙ James L. Taylor ∙ Cpl Hugh M. Thompson ∙ Pvt Govan A. Quinn ∙ Pvt Willie Wilson ∙ Pvt Roy A. Yancy ∙ Pvt Herold Hewlett ∙ Pvt Homer B. Scott ∙ Pvt William H. Baird ∙ Pvt Jesse Hoover ∙ Pvt Frank B. Thornton
Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
2. Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial
View to south from W. Adams Avenue
∙ Pfc Otto Kessler ∙ Pvt James H. Knight ∙ Cpl Clarence L. Heard ∙ Seaman 2C Herman J. Hempel ∙ Seaman 2C Jacob L. Hellums ∙ Pvt Howard M. Lanham ∙ Pfc Charles M. Juren ∙ Pvt Robert S. Cross ∙ Pvt Albert J. Green ∙ Seaman2C John T. Whittington ∙ Pvt Vethia Ira Perry ∙ Pvt Frank Hundle ∙ Sgt George Pace ∙ SSgt Fortune Smith ∙ 2Lt David H. Dickey ∙ 2Lt William G. Thomas ∙ Pvt John Q. Adams ∙ Cpl Edmond R. Vick ∙ Pvt Albert Williams ∙ Pvt George Altwein ∙ Cpl Roach H. Holland ∙ Pvt Charles F. Porter ∙ Pvt George W. Griffin ∙ Pvt John L. Dixon ∙ Pvt Henry A. Strange ∙ Pvt John W. Shanklin ∙ Pvt Brodie L. Caywood ∙ Pvt Orion B. Foster ∙ Hs Jabres M. Arnold ∙ Pvt Charles Smith ∙ Pvt James T. Wimberly ∙ Pvt Benton G. Shelton ∙ Pfc Jesse C. Ragsdale ∙ Pvt Eugene J. Graham ∙ Pfc Elbert Rawlings ∙ Pvt John G. Lewellan ∙ Pvt Walter P. Garrison ∙ Pvt Harry Gillespie ∙ 2Lt Robert F. Thompson ∙ Pvt John R. Poncik, Jr. ∙ Pvt Charlie B. Kimbro ∙ Pvt Clarence A. Wade ∙ Pvt Henry Warren

WW II
2Lt Fred S. Rodway ∙ Seaman1C Vincent L. Roy Wilson ∙ AvMacM3C Tino Martinez Flores ∙ Tec5 William R. Hold ∙
Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
3. Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial
Baker1C Harold Arthur Schrank ∙ Seaman2C Ben Dotson Massengale ∙ Lt R.C. Robertson, Jr. ∙ MMMate3C Glenn O’Neil Flanders ∙ MMMate2c Clyde Belmont Payne ∙ M/Mfc Kenneth Davis ∙ Sgt Paul L. Dawson ∙ Sgt James Oliver Williams ∙ Cpl Lilbern P. Dixon ∙ 1Lt Robert Glass ∙ Lt Elvis Kelley ∙ Sgt R.B. Adams ∙ Sgt. Joseph B Furnace ∙ Col Hugh A. Wear ∙ Pvt James P. Brown ∙ Tec5 Ehlo F. Wolle ∙ 2Lt John H. Hejl ∙ 1Lt John Sebek ∙ Cpl Billie Sargent ∙ Sgt John J. Walker ∙ TSgt John W. Beckner ∙ Tec5Frank T. Cox ∙ Lt T.P. Aycock ∙ SSgt Felix Bonnie ∙ Pfc Oscar D. Cass ∙ Pfc Ray F. Pena ∙ Pvt Eugene Harrison ∙ SSgt M.D. Carroll ∙ 2Lt C.M. Thirlkeld, Jr. ∙ Cpt Louis J. Coufal ∙ Seaman1C Dallas Allen Bayer ∙ 1Lt W.M. Hieronymous, Jr. ∙ SSft Albert F. Janosky ∙ TSgt Robert M. White ∙ TSgt W.L. McKinzie, Jr. ∙ 1Lt A.B. Elkins, Jr. ∙ Seaman1C Chesser Forest Heisch ∙ AVRad3C Madison Ray Stacy ∙MMMate1C James Henry Messer ∙ Pfc Joe E. Mikeska ∙ Pfc John W. Porter ∙ SSgt John F. Bouldin, Jr. ∙ ElecM1C Charlie Alton Cooke ∙ Seaman1C Charles Calvin Lively ∙ Sgt Paul Ewing ∙ SSgt Howard P. Moore ∙ Pfc Delbert E. Wells ∙ Capt
Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
4. Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial
Jack W. Miller ∙ Pfc Aciano Rodriguez ∙ Pfc Joe Z. Miller ∙ Pvt Elbert W. Moore ∙ Pfc Telesforo Flores ∙ Pfc James D. Conder ∙ Pfc James M. Oliver ∙ SSgt Kenneth Hilliard ∙ Seaman1C Doc Bradford Raney, Jr. ∙ Sgt Quincy W. Thompson, Jr. ∙ Pfc Walter B. Heese ∙ Sgt Edward W. Arnold ∙ Sgt Lucious E. Curtis ∙ 1Lt John W. Wallace ∙ Ltc William A. Ray ∙ SSgt Weldon W. Wald ∙ Capt Lester UW Baird

WW II
Pvt Margan F. Stanley ∙ Pfc William F. Ilso ∙ 1Lt Robert H. Paschal ∙ Pfc Herbert M. Morgan ∙ Seaman1C J.C. Dillard ∙ Pfc Joe Ed Kleypas ∙ LCdr William Andrew Barton ∙ Maj Bill Southerland ∙ Pfc William Harley Hallford, Jr. ∙ Cpl Gilbert Lehman ∙ Cpl Windell Howard Williams ∙ Pvt Edgar O. Steglich ∙ Cpl Joe L. Schiller ∙ Cpl. Thomas James Miller ∙ Pvt Jessie W. Henson ∙ 2Lt Sheridan B. Marck ∙ Pfc Chester M. Dotson ∙ Pvt Walter L. Drake ∙ P/Ofc Claud W. Jonon ∙ Pfc William L. Mott ∙ SSgt Hugh S. Underwood ∙ 1Sgt Ernest F. Norman ∙ 1Lt Thomas C. Kennerly ∙ TSgt Worth B. White, Jr. ∙ TSgt Hugh H. Davies, Jr. ∙ Cpl Jack D. McPherson ∙ Pfc Albert J. Hjortsberg ∙ Pfc Merle T. Davis ∙ 1Lt Elmer R. Shryrock ∙
Rear Side of Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
5. Rear Side of Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial
Pfc Cecil E. Standfield ∙ AvC Miller Draughon ∙ Cpl August J. J. Zavodny ∙ Lt Eugene Smith, Jr. ∙ Seaman2C Louis Cockrum ∙ Lt(jg) M.M. Tomme, Jr. ∙ Maj Herman A. Little ∙ Maj Jack Tarver ∙ Pfc Glen W. Morries ∙ Cpl Edwin E. Fojtasek ∙ SSgt Leroy Casey ∙ Pfc Otha E. Sims ∙ SSgt John A. Townsend ∙ TSgt Johnnie H. Martin, Jr. ∙ Tec5 Alonxo N. Henderson ∙ Pvt Anton J. Martinec, Jr. ∙ Pfc Lynwood W. Beyer ∙ Pvt Wilbern L. Daniel ∙ Sgt Kleber L. Jones ∙ Cpl T/5 Robert W. Goodnight ∙ Pvt Clarence J. Barrow ∙ Cpl William M. Horton ∙ Pvt Rhondal L. Hogan ∙ Sgt Franklin W. Fischer ∙ 2Lt Raymond E. Miller, Jr. ∙ 1Lt Robert L. Brown ∙ Cpt Jesse C. Knight ∙ Capt Robert M. Gray ∙ Pfc Clarence H. Seale ∙ Cpt Russ V. Blackburn ∙ SSgt Charles E. Evans ∙ SSgt Othell Abbott ∙ Sgt Robert Dukatnik ∙ 2Lt H.C. DeGrummond, Jr. ∙ 2Lt Joseph R. McCurdy ∙ Pvt Christian E. Foerster ∙ Pvt James H. Lagow, Jr. ∙ Seaman2C Bryon Daniel Conner ∙ Bos 2C Stanley A. Lorig ∙ Pfc James Haistron, Jr. ∙ SSgt John G. Bowen ∙ Pvt John D. Taylor ∙ Tec5 Carl F. Wacker ∙ 1Lt Robert S. Porter ∙ Pvt Leonard Santibanez ∙ Pvt Warren L. Smith ∙ Sgt Vicente
Information Plaque for Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
6. Information Plaque for Veterans Memorial
Carrillo ∙ SSgt William L. Humphrey ∙ Ssgt Jack C. Keetch ∙ 1Lt Mallory C. Miller ∙ Pvt Jacob Vanderheiden ∙ Sgt Herbert D. Farrar ∙ 2L Lester J. Reid ∙ SSgt Jack Beaty ∙ Sgt Walter E. Kinney ∙ Lt Elmer Brod ∙ Pvt Walter R. Cole ∙ Pvt Foyle C. Hubbard ∙ SSgt Burney Beechem ∙ Pfc Marvin C. Wright ∙ Pvt William C. Ellans, Jr. ∙ AvC Dan B. Barnsley ∙ 1Lt William H. Kaker, Jr. ∙ StewM2C Fred Steward, Jr. ∙ Pvt Lowell B. Burditte ∙ Coxswain L. D. VanWinkle ∙ Sgt Curtis E. Reve ∙ Pfc Felix S. Bigham ∙ Capt Henry T. Waskow ∙ Sgt R.H. Hartell ∙ 1Lt David N. Murdock ∙ Pfc Harold C. Elliott ∙ Tec5 C.H. McLelland

Korea
Cpl M.C. Anderson ∙ Pfc Lonnie Nickles ∙ Lt Gen Walton Walker ∙ Sgt Pete Jimenes ∙ Pfc Kenneth Westerman ∙ Pfc Gaylon C. Oswalt, Jr.∙ SSgt A.L. Law ∙ MSgt Dewitt R. Slaughter ∙ Cpl Delmer R. Grissom ∙ MSgt J.C. Abbott ∙ Capt Robert Allen Owens ∙ Cpl Clinton D. Raplee ∙ Cpl Harry Machnicki ∙ 2Lt James R. Holland ∙ SSgt Samuel N. Sexton

Vietnam
1Sgt Manuel D. Madruga ∙ Maj Floyd B. Spencer, Jr. ∙ SSgt Calvin C. Rice, Jr. ∙ SSgt Arthur C. Aguirre ∙ SSgt James N. Clemons ∙
World War I Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
7. World War I Veterans
Sp4 Roy Robert Booth∙ Cpt Lamar H. Temple ∙ Sp4 Barry E. Mayer ∙ SSgt Gene L. Kuvik ∙ Sfc Norman A. Miller ∙ 1Lt Sylvain L. White ∙ Sp4 Harlan M. Craft ∙ SSgt John D. Bell ∙ 1Cpl Robert Fuentes ∙ Sp5 Andrew L. Mills ∙ SSgt Johnnie M. Tenon ∙ SSgt Kenneth E. Kasa ∙ SSgt Calvin E. Young ∙ Pfc Alfred Dugger ∙ Sfc Gerhardt Just ∙ Psg Lester E. Bunner ∙ Cpl Homer J. Myers ∙ Pfc James D. Wardlow ∙ Maj Billy T. Williams ∙ SSgt Albert C. Smith ∙ 1Lt Thomas B. Sharp ∙ Sgt Robert O. Wells ∙ SSgt Norman C. Williams ∙ Capt Arnold D. Knifflin ∙ Sgt Harold Dwain Daniels ∙ SSgt James A. Williams ∙ Sgt Daniel J. Contestabile ∙ James C. Tarkenton III ∙ Sfc Viera F. Bonilla ∙ Psg Franklin D.R. Efird ∙ Sfc Milo C. Isaacs ∙ SSgt Laurie L. Alexander ∙ Sp4 William W. Pierce ∙ SSgt Jimmy Bedgood ∙ Sgt Jewell F. Dodge ∙ Sfc Everett A. Wyatt, Jr. ∙ Sfc Gordon F. Zimmerman ∙ Sgt Billy Ray Brown ∙ Pfc Carroll W. Perry ∙ SSgt Fortune Smith ∙ Pfc Charles P. Sparks ∙ LCpl Elton Davis, Jr. ∙ Sgt Michael J. Drobena ∙ Sp4 Thomas G. Bernandy ∙ SSgt Albert E. Sombelo ∙ Pfc Michael Gray ∙ Sp4 Josef Herner ∙ MSgt Thomas W. Barnard ∙
World War II Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
8. World War II Veterans
1Sgt Kenneth Hawsey ∙ Pfc Kurt L. Starkey ∙ Sp5 Wolf Dieter Dietz ∙ 2Lt Donald P. Candler ∙ Sgt Lawrence H. Harris ∙ 1Sgt Malcolm C. Dulac ∙ Capt Donald D. Blair ∙ SSgt Carl A. Ballenger ∙ Capt Joseph K. Bush, Jr. ∙ Pfc Walter Piper, Jr. ∙ SSgt Robert D. Pinkston ∙ SSgt Richard B. Bradley ∙ Sfc Vernon L. Walker ∙ Capt William E. Powell ∙ Capt Charles D. Allen, Jr. ∙ Pfc Antonio B. Hernandez ∙ Sgt Robert L. Jones, Jr.

Global War on Terrorism
LCpl Louis Qualls ∙ Sgt Daniel K Methvin ∙ SSG Kendall Thomas ∙ Sgt Henry Ybarra ∙ Lt James M Goins ∙ SSG Abraham Penamedina ∙ CPT Orlando A Bonilla ∙ Pfc Brian J Kubik ∙ Spc T J Hewett ∙ SSgt Kristopher A Higdon ∙ Cpl William Warford III ∙ Spc Aaron J Walker

 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 31° 5.859′ N, 97° 20.503′ W. Marker is in Temple, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on W. Adams Avenue west of N. Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in the northwest corner of the grounds of the Temple City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Temple TX 76501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
World War II Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
9. World War II Veterans
12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Organization of the Texas Forestry Association (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard Moore Temple (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple Public Library (about 300 feet away); Wilson Van Dyke (approx. 10 miles away); Bell County (approx. 11 miles away); Little River Fort (approx. 11 miles away); Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Planing Mill (approx. 11˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Temple.
 
Also see . . .  Veterans Memorial Dedicated. Newspaper article from the May 26, 2003 edition of the Temple Daily Telegram. (Submitted on October 28, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
Korea and Vietnam Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
10. Korea and Vietnam Veterans
Global War on Terrorism Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
11. Global War on Terrorism Veterans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 161 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on October 28, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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