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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lemay, Missouri

Clickable Map of St. Louis County, Missouri and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> St. Louis County, MO (508) Franklin County, MO (129) Jefferson County, MO (24) St. Charles County, MO (225) St. Louis County, MO (509) Madison County, IL (194) Monroe County, IL (125) St. Clair County, IL (189)  St.LouisCounty(508) St. Louis County (508)  FranklinCounty(129) Franklin County (129)  JeffersonCounty(24) Jefferson County (24)  St.CharlesCounty(225) St. Charles County (225)  St.Louis(509) St. Louis (509)  MadisonCountyIllinois(194) Madison County (194)  MonroeCounty(125) Monroe County (125)  St.ClairCounty(189) St. Clair County (189)
Clayton is the county seat for St. Louis County
Lemay is in St. Louis County
      St. Louis County (508)  
      Franklin County (129)  
      Jefferson County (24)  
      St. Charles County (225)  
      St. Louis (509)  
      Madison County, Illinois (194)  
      Monroe County, Illinois (125)  
      St. Clair County, Illinois (189)  
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1Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — "The Tower"
There may not be a more recognizable symbol of the hopeless situation face by our Prisoners of War than a stockade fence enclosure topped with barb wire, under the constant surveillance of a menacing guard tower. This smaller replica of a Stalag 17B . . . Map (db m171208) HM WM
2Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — 13 Air Force — Killed In Action January 28, 1944 World War II
Andrew V. Bobal, New Jersey 2nd Lt. AAF, May 5 1916, - Charles D. Dintaman, District of Columbia Sgt. AAF December 1 1913,- Leslie D Gilliland, Kansas Flt O. AAF October 26 1921,- James Goldsmith, New York Sgt. AAF November 28 1919, - Marion O . . . Map (db m192719) WM
3Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — 417 Bomb Group AAF — Died in airplane crash May 22, 1944, — World War II —
1st Lt. Robert J . Arndt, Minnesota, September 30, 1921 • 1st Lt. Edward V. Atwell Jr., Texas, January 19 1920 • 2nd Lt. Chester N Burns, Oklahoma, June 27, 1919 • S. Sgt. Samuel F. Carter, . . . Map (db m192805) WM
4Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — 4th Marine Division — W. W. II 1943 - 1945 — Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue —
Dedicated to the memory of those who served with the Fourth Marine Division Roi-Namur Feb. 1, 1944 Siapan June 15, 1944 Tinian July 24, 1944 Iwo Jima Feb. 19, 1945 Dedicated Sept. 24, 2005Map (db m124966) WM
5Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — 4th Marine Division — W. W. II 1943 - 1945 — Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue —
Dedicated to the memory of those who served with the Fourth Marine Division Roi-Namur Feb. 1, 1944 Siapan June 15, 1944 Tinian July 24, 1944 Iwo Jima Feb. 19, 1945 Dedicated Sept. 24, 2005Map (db m124967) WM
6Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — 82nd Airborne Infantry Division US Army
To our honored dead and to all soldiers who have served their country in the 82nd Airborne Infantry Division. Activated 25 August 1917 as the 82nd "All American" Infantry Division. Participated in the Lorraine, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne . . . Map (db m124968) HM WM
7Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — A Longstanding, Strategically Central Military Post
Jefferson Barracks: Built for Lifetimes of Service In 1826, the U.S. Military abandoned Fort Bellefontaine, and instead scouted out and acquired a 1,700-acre property (now known as Jefferson Barracks) from the Village of Carondelet. The . . . Map (db m151465) HM
8Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — A Triumph Of Valor
To commemorate our comrades who made the supreme sacrifice for their country and the heroic American soldiers who defeated the German Armies in the Ardennes Campaign. Battle of the Bulge 16 December 1944 - 25 January 1945 Belgium . . . Map (db m192497) WM
9Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — All Sea Service Women — Dedicated To
Yeoman F. • Navy Nurses WAVES • Spars Navy Women • Women Marines Dedicated May 9, 1998Map (db m124969) HM
10Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Ambushed Patrol — U S Marine Corps — Died in Vietnam Feb. 25, 1968 —
Michael B. Baptiste, PFC. June 4, 1948, - Frederick A Billinghan Jr. Cpl. March 26 1949, - Michael J. Brellenthin, Cpl. Dec. 21 1947, - James R Bruder, L Cpl. Feb 25,1949, - Jerry L Dodson, Cpl. Sept. 29, 1947, - Bruce Jones, Cpl July 1 , 1947, - . . . Map (db m192738) WM
11Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Army Air Forces — Killed in Action New Guinea - W. W. II April 5 1944
Thomas E. Freeman, Texas, 2d Lieutenant January 26, 1921, Purple Heart, -- Ralph A Mc Kendrick, Pennsylvania, Staff Sergeant, June 25, 1921, Purple Heart,Map (db m192725) WM
12Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Civil War Memorial — 1861 • 1865 — Fraternity • Charity • Loyalty —
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13Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Civil War Union Women Memorial — 1861 • Lest We Forget • 1865 — Fraternity • Charity • Loyalty —
To honor the Union Women who fought on the battlefields, nursed and comforted the sick and dying, and sacrificed their own lives to preserve our nation Dedicated June 2, 1996Map (db m124971) WM
14Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Combat Wounded Veterans — Military Order of the Purple Heart — 1782-1932 —
Dedicated To The Recipients Of The Nation's Oldest Military Decoration "The Purple Heart" Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932 My stone is red for the blood they shed. . . . Map (db m163587) WM
15Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery
Military Prison in St. Louis St. Louis had two small Civil War prisons, each housing several hundred persons. Gratiot Street Prison was the former McDowell Medical College, located near Eighth and Gratiot streets and the Mississippi River. . . . Map (db m124972) HM
16Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Destroyer Escort and A.P.D. Sailors — Trim But Deadly — WWII • Korea • Vietnam —
In memory of Navy and Coast Guard Sailors who served on Destroyer Escort and A.P.D. Ships Dedicated Oct. 25, 2003Map (db m124973) WM
17Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Died in Helicopter Crash — Vietnam May 5 1968
David L. Blattel, Missouri, CWO US Army, SS - AM & 27 OLC - PH, October 27, 1945 • Russell W. Eggert, Ohio, Cpl. US Army PH., February 22, 1949 • James P. Freeman, Texas, Sgt. US Army, BSM - PH, December . . . Map (db m192804) WM
18Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Fallen Marines and FMF Corpsmen Hero Memorial
Dedicated to and in remembrance of the Marines and FMF Corpsmen who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom Dedicated September 28, 2013 —————————— No better friend, no . . . Map (db m124974) WM
19Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Flat Gravesite Markers
In 1982, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery adopted the use of flat granite markers to mark the gravesites of veterans, service members and family members. Jefferson Barracks became one of 78 VA National Cemeteries to provide a combination of flat . . . Map (db m163595) HM
20Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — In Memory of the Unknown Dead — 1861—1865
"On Fame's eternal camping ground their silent tent's are spread; while glory guards with solemn round the Bivouac of the dead". Dedicated by Annie Wittenmyer, Tent No. 3, Daughters of Veterans U.S.A. St. Louis, Mo.Map (db m194825) WM
21Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Indian Army — June 15 1944
Otto M Bowman S Sgt.,- Thomas D Keeton 1st Lt.,- Joseph V Proctor Tec 5,- Constant J Shiplov Pvt.,- Charles S Swenor PFC., - Herbert O Gray, PVT., - Raymond M Miller S Sgt., - Troyer A Raffael Sgt., William F Stuhlemmer PFC., Bill M Thompson Tec 5., . . . Map (db m192717) WM
22Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks — United States Military Reservation — 1826 - 1946 —
As the United States expanded westward, this post served as the center for all military activities on the frontier. In the interest of preserving this Post and it's history for all time, St. Louis County has maintained a portion of Jefferson . . . Map (db m171213) HM
23Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks - A River Flowing Through Time
An Artery of Growth From this vantage point at Jefferson Barracks, you can see the Mississippi River, the second longest river in the United States. It extends 2,320 miles, from Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. . . . Map (db m168697) HM
24Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks - At the Confluence of American History
The Might in the Middle Welcome to Jefferson Barracks, a now decommissioned military post that has influenced almost two centuries of American history. Established in 1826 at the cost of a $5 gold piece, Jefferson Barracks began as a . . . Map (db m151570) HM
25Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Old Ordnance Room
Old Ordnance Room The Old Ordnance Room was the first of two limestone buildings built in Jefferson Barracks for the purpose of storing gunpowder. It was constructed in 1851 by Master Builder Francis Quinette of St. Louis. The cost, just . . . Map (db m151466) HM
26Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Powder Magazine Museum, Memorial Walk
Powder Magazine Museum This is one of the two remaining limestone powder magazines. This structure, which today houses the Powder Magazine Museum, was constructed in 1857. The walls are 4-foot thick limestone with arched ceiling and a . . . Map (db m151405) HM
27Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Tent City
Tent cities stood in the area between Grant Road and Gregg Road. Most of the training squadrons for the Army Air Corps were housed there in 6 to 8 man hutments [tents]. The hutments were found to be extremely cold during the winter months, and . . . Map (db m192498) HM
28Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Visitors Center, Laborer House and Stable
History of the Visitors Center The building which today houses the Visitors Center for Jefferson Barracks County Park was built in 1878 as a two-level barn for the animals and wagons used by the artillery department. The lower level was . . . Map (db m151403) HM
29Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - World War II Reception Center #1772
Reception Center World War II military posts were tents and simple wood frame buildings that tell a fascinating story of American ingenuity and the nation's ability to create and produce quickly, under pressure. Beginning in 1940, the . . . Map (db m151569) HM
30Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks Historic Site North Gate
In recognition of the collaborative efforts of the St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation, the St. Louis County Port Authority and the friends of Jefferson Barracks. For the restoration of the 1939 stone structure built by the Works . . . Map (db m179741) HM
31Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks Historic Site North Gate
The North Entrance to Jefferson Barracks is at the intersection of Grant and Greg Road. The two stone guard shacks and the building in between were used by the Military Police during World War II. The Coat of Arms of the 6th Infantry is . . . Map (db m180479) HM
32Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks Historic Site Old Guard Monument and Powder Magazine Patio
St. Louis County acquired the former Jefferson Barracks military reservation in 1950, to be used as a "historical monument." One of the focal points of the Jefferson Barracks Historical Park was the historic buildings, particularly the 1857 stone . . . Map (db m151459) HM
33Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — Missouri's Civil War 1861 - 1865
The Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery was established by joint resolution of Congress in 1866, among the first burial grounds officially designated in the wake of the Civil War. Under the care of the Veterans Administration, the facility is . . . Map (db m124986) HM
34Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Civil War Jefferson Barracks Jefferson Barracks, established by the U.S. Army in 1826, was in continuous use until 1946. Early in the Civil War, both pro-Union and pro-Confederate militia occupied St. Louis. Union militia drilled at . . . Map (db m163592) HM
35Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Khe Sanh Veterans Memorial
Remember all who served sacrificed 1961 - 1971 Khe Sanh We are eternally bonded 1967 Hill Fights 1968 Siege Semper Fidelis Khe Sanh VeteransMap (db m192477) WM
36Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Killed - Aircraft Accident - Alaska — November 26 , 1970
United States Army Elbert A Benton, SP4, June 21, 1948 • Richard A. May, Pvt., April 19 1950 • James A. Sanders Jr., S.Sgt., November 27, 1942 • James L. Tanner, S. Sgt., November 27 . . . Map (db m192505) HM WM
37Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Killed in Action — Vietnam May 23,1968
John E. Albanese, New York, S Sgt. USAF, September 5, 1946 • Thomas F. Buhr, Indiana, Sgt. USAF, January 13, 1944 • John L Coon, New York S Sgt. USAF, October 6 1932 • Robert A Fink, . . . Map (db m192803) WM
38Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Killed in Aircraft — Shot down by hostile gunfire — Vietnam - March 6, 1968 —
U.S. Marine Corps Herbert R. Aldridge, PFC. Nov. 28 1949 • David G. Anderson, PFC. Jun. 13, 1949 • Charles G. Boyer, PFC. Feb. 28, 1949 • Joseph P. Brignac, Cpl. Nov. 6 1943 • Donald R. Bumstead, PFC. Mar 30, 1949 • George L. . . . Map (db m192808) WM
39Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Killed in Crash — Vietnam Feb. 19 1968
Robert J Bridges Jr. HM2 USN, Jan 5, 1943,- Bill W Deetz, Capt. USMC, Dec 8, 1941, - Kenneth P Ehnis Sgt. USMC, Nov. 6 1942, - Benjamin F. Johnson III, L Cpl. USMC, Aug. 21, 1948, - Sylvester MCCullough, T Sgt. USAF Jan 28 1933, - Lucien C Tessler, . . . Map (db m192739) WM
40Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Killed in Vietnam October 8, 1969
Ronald H. Knight, Tennessee, 1st Lieutenant USAF, March 2 1943, DFC - AM & 3 OLC,-- Bradley R Ranson, Kentucky, Captain USAF , November 4, 1942, DFC - Air Medal & 3 OLC. --Killed Vietnam October 8, 1969Map (db m192721) WM
41Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Longwood — The "Hancock Place" — Missouri's Civil War —
Belles of St. Louis In the 1820s , Jefferson Barracks was the largest military installation in the western United States, Consequently, many young men were stationed there fresh out of West Point,. Not surprisingly, many who would become . . . Map (db m192914) HM WM
42Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Michael Joseph Blassie — Originally Unknown Vietnam Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
Front Michael Joseph Blassie 1st Lt. US Air Force Vietnam Apr 4 1948 May 11, 1972 Beloved Son and BrotherBack Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal and 4 OLC. Killed in Action-Unknown Soldier May 28, 1984 . . . Map (db m124995) WM
43Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Minnesota Civil War Memorial
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44Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Missouri Military Memorial
In honor of the military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom These Missouri heroes represent those who proudly served and returned from Desert Shield, Desert Storm, . . . Map (db m173237) WM
45Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Navy Seabees — United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps — We Build We Fight —
With willing hearts and skillful hands the difficult we do at once The impossible takes a bit longer Seabees Can DoMap (db m124976) WM
46Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Operation Desert Shield & Desert Storm
In honor of the Missouri military heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. CPL. Scott F Blanco, United States Marines, Troy, Missouri, Operation Desert Storm, 02/17/91 • PFC Gerard A Cohen, . . . Map (db m173306) WM
47Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Site of First Parachute Jump — March 1, 1912
The First Descent Early in 1912 Thomas Benoist, the owner of an aviation school in Kinloch Park, decided to promote a parachute jump from an airplane, a feat considered at the time to be impossible or crazy. The parachutist was Captain Albert . . . Map (db m163597) HM
48Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — The Chosin Few — November 1950 December
They who died are the Chosen Ones We who survive are the Chosin Few KIA — 3,375 WIA — 6,000 MIA — 192Map (db m124977) WM
49Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — The Historic Parade Ground — Missouri's Civil War
In 1826, the year of Thomas Jefferson's death, Jefferson Barracks, named after him, was established ten miles south of St. Louis. Now a Missouri Air National Guard installation, it is the oldest continuously operating U.S. military post west of the . . . Map (db m163572) HM
50Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
William Clark, in command of the boats and men of the future Lewis and Clark Expedition, passed this place on Dec. 7, 1803, on his way to Cahokia, Ill., where he would meet his co-commander, Capt. Meriwether Lewis. On the previous evening, the . . . Map (db m151550) HM
51Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Third Infantry Division - U.S. Army — "Nous Resterons La"
The Third Infantry Division was organized on November 21, 1917, and was in France by March, 1918. On July 18 it distinguished itself in defense at the Marne River at Chateau-Thierry, 45 miles northeast of Paris. Thus, the proud motto: "Rock of . . . Map (db m124978) HM WM
52Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — This Gate is made of four United States Army Cannons
This Gate is made of four United States Army Cannons. The insignia over the gate is of the United States Army Ordnance Department. The fence is made of deactivated riffle barrels. The fence was moved here 1n 1886. It originally surrounded the old . . . Map (db m171212) HM
53Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — To The Confederate Dead 1861 - 1865
Who knows but it may be given to us, after this life, to meet again in the old quarters, to play chess and draughts, to get up soon to answer the morning roll call, to fall in at the tap of the drum for drill and dress parade and again to hastily . . . Map (db m124979) WM
54Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — U.S. Army Air Forces Air Crash Victims May 13, 1945
Died May 13 1945 in an air crash Hidden Valley Dutch New Guinea MAJ Herman F Antonini Illinois June 4 1915 MAJ Phillip J Dattilo Kentucky March 18 1914 PFC Alethia M Fair California September 16, 1894 CAPT Louis E . . . Map (db m124980) HM WM
55Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — U.S. Grant: The St. Louis Years — Missouri's Civil War
Ulysses Grant's arrival at Jefferson Barracks in September, 1843, as a new officer out of West Point, commenced a long relationship with St. Louis. In 1848, he married the former Julia Dent of St. Louis County, at the Dents' city home at Fourth and . . . Map (db m163566) HM
56Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — U.S. Submariners Lost in World War II
This monument is dedicated to the 52 United States Submarines lost during World War II and their crewmen and officers who perished in that war. Erected in 2003 by the surviving members of the Ill-Mo Rebel Squadron, a chapter of the . . . Map (db m124981) WM
57Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — United States Air Force — Killed in Plane Crash - Taiwan - OCT 2, 1970
Charles Anderson , Florida, S Sgt. November 4, 1938 - James C Aubrey, Michigan, 2d Lt. August 12 1947, - Glen A Breckenrid, Indiana, S Sgt. September 12,1932 - Arthur N Deily, Pennsylvania, T Sgt. May 6 1936,- Thomas C Dietsch, New Jersey, Major, . . . Map (db m192541) WM
58Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — United States Air Force — Killed in Laos - February 5, 1969
Walter F. Burke, Captain, August 19, 1940 • Rodney H Gott, S Sgt, May 3 1947 • Wilton N. Hatton, M Sgt., December 7 1932 • Homer M Lynn Jr., Major, April 19 1931 • Harry T. . . . Map (db m192798) WM
59Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — United States Marine Corps — "Uncommon Valor Was a Common Virtue" — "In Service to God and County" —
. . . Map (db m124983) WM
60Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — United States Navy — Killed in Action New Guinea - July 23, 1944
William H. Eldridge, ACMM. July 8, 1923,- Donald E. Huddleston, S1 October 13,1919, -Robert E Keil, AMM2, November 24, 1919, - Maurice D. Linder, Ension December 13,1920, Marlin R. Myers, AMM2 April 24, 1925,Map (db m192726) WM
61Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to Missouri Veterans for service to God, Country, and StateMap (db m173232) WM
62Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Veterans Memorial
Erected in the honor of all men and women of Lemay, Missouri who served in the Armed Forces of our Country in all wars & conflicts.Map (db m174672) WM
63Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Veterans Memorial
A gift to the veterans and their familiesMap (db m177532) WM
64Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to honor all who protect and serve the USA, past, present, and futureMap (db m192476) WM
65Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Veterans Path of Honor
In honor of our Veterans, their service and sacrifice for our freedom.Map (db m177524) WM
66Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — Victims of the Japanese Massacre — Puerto Princesa, Palawan, P.I. [Philippine Islands] — December 14, 1944 —
These U.S. prisoners of war of the Japanese were on the island of Palawan, P.I. as slave laborers building an airfield for the Japanese military. Believing that an invasion by the U.S. forces was imminent, the prisoners were forced into three tunnel . . . Map (db m124984) HM WM
67Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — World War II Memorial
Grateful nation honors the G. I.'s, that saved freedom in Europe and in the Pacific Islands during World War II December 7, 1941 - August 15, 1945.Map (db m192474) WM
68Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — World War II Merchant Marine Seamen and Navy Armed Guard Memorial — In Peace And War
Dedicated to the memory of Merchant Marine Seamen and Navy Armed Guard who gave their lives in World War II in the service of their country United States Merchant Marine World War II Losses Ships - 731 Merchant Seamen - 6700 . . . Map (db m124985) WM
69Missouri (St. Louis County), Lemay — WWII M4A3E8 Sherman Tank
Weight: 66,800 pounds Width: 8.7 feet Engine: Continental R975 C1, 400 hp at 2400 rpm Main Armament: 75 mm M3 L/40 gun (90 rounds) or 76 mm gun M1 (55 rounds) Secondary Armament: .50 cal Browning M3HB machine gun (300 . . . Map (db m163598) HM
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