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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Legion of Merit

 
 
Legion of Merit Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. Legion of Merit Marker
Inscription.

The Legion of Merit was the first American decoration awarded to citizens of Foreign Nations. There are four degrees of award. They are Chief Commander, Commander, Officer, and Legionaire/Legion of Merit. Only the Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States. Individuals receive this award for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service and achievements. The duty must have been such as to merit the recognition of key individuals.
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.005′ N, 94° 13.793′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Purple Heart (here, next to this marker); Silver Star Medal (here, next to this marker); Bronze Star Medal (here, next to this marker); Distinguished Flying Cross (here, next to this marker); Air Force Cross – Navy Cross – Distinguished Service Cross

Valor Medals at the Veterans Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Valor Medals at the Veterans Wall of Honor
(here, next to this marker); Medal of Honor (here, next to this marker); United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. Legion of Merit Fact Sheet. (Submitted on November 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Legion of Merit Background and Criteria. (Submitted on November 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Legion of Merit Description and Regulations. (Submitted on November 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR. (Submitted on November 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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