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Charlevoix in Charlevoix County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Benjamin S. Gill, EMC USN

4/20/17 - 2/24/90

 

—In Memory Of Our Valued Shipmate —

 
Benjamin S. Gill, EMC USN Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
1. Benjamin S. Gill, EMC USN Marker
Inscription.

He survived the sinking of USS Perch (SS-176) and more than 3 years as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II

He was a native of Charlevoix and was instrumental in building and maintaining this Memorial
 
Erected by Michigan Chapter, U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II.
 
Location. 45° 18.963′ N, 85° 15.495′ W. Marker is in Charlevoix, Michigan, in Charlevoix County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Street (U.S. 31) and Mason Street, on the right when traveling north on Bridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is part of the USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial in East Park. Marker is in this post office area: Charlevoix MI 49720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial (here, next to this marker); Still On Patrol (here, next to this marker); Wharfside Building and Park Acquisition (within shouting distance of this marker); Odmark Band Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Harsha House Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Congregational Church

Benjamin S. Gill, EMC USN Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
2. Benjamin S. Gill, EMC USN Marker
On the right side of the USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of "Pine River" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant Flag Pole (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlevoix.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Perch On Eternal Patrol. (Submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Benjamin S. Gill at Find A Grave. (Submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkPatriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
U.S.N. Submariner Emblems on USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
3. U.S.N. Submariner Emblems on USS Escolar (SS 294) Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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