“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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3rd Brigade of Carr's Division Marker (Side 2) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
3rd Brigade of Carr's Division Marker (Side 2)
1 Alabama, Baldwin County, Spanish Fort — Union Siege Battery No. 21 / 3rd Brigade of Carr's Division
Union Siege Battery No. 21 Located on this bluff overlooking Minette Bay, Battery No. 21 anchored the right flank of Maj. Gen. Edward Canby's Army of West Mississippi during the Battle of Spanish Fort. Maj. Gen. Andrew Smith's XVI Army . . . Map (db m120339) HM
2 Alabama, Colbert County, Sheffield — In Memory of Our Comrades of Sheffield1917 - 1919
In Memory of Our Comrades of Sheffield Who lost their lives in the World War Lieut. James R. Crowe • Sergt. John H. Oldham • Pvt. William A. Peden • Pvt. Georce W. McFall, Jr. • Pvt. Louis Goldstein "Take up our quarrel with the foe. To . . . Map (db m235336) WM
3 Alabama, Colbert County, Tuscumbia — “William Mansel Long, Sr. Memorial Drive”
William Mansel Long. Sr. was a native of Tuscumbia. Alabama whose accomplishments make the citizens of Tuscumbia proud; he • served as President of the Colbert County Voters League from 1945-1987 • was awarded Senior Citizen of the . . . Map (db m234729) HM
4 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary 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 . . . Map (db m101168) WM
5 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — Take Her DownGilmore, Howard Walter - Commander, U.S.N. — Born 29 September 1902, Selma, Ala. —
Medal of Honor Citation For distinguished gallantry and valor above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer of U. S. submarine GROWLER (SS-215) during her fourth war patrol in the Southwest Pacific from 10 January to 7 . . . Map (db m82036) HM
6 Alabama, Escambia County, Flomaton — Alabama's Own
Front CPL. Sidney E. Manning World War I Medal of Honor One of Gen. Pershing's Immortal Ten This monument dedicated to all that have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America that this glory shall not perish from the Earth . . . Map (db m47485) HM
7 Alabama, Hale County, Greensboro — Magnolia Grove
Birthplace, ancestral home of Richard Pearson Hobson 1870-1937 Spanish-American War Hero Admiral Hobson, as naval officer, statesman, lecturer and author, urged national preparedness: championed human welfare . . . Map (db m83755) HM
8 Alabama, Houston County, Dothan — A Memorial to the Fallen
In Gratitude to those who Bravely gave their loved ones in this cause to those who can't forget-we can but say that all might hear "we too remember" "Legions of our hero dead you are here with us forever you live again in the Hearts of men we . . . Map (db m185890) WM
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9 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Julius Ellsberry
In dedication to Julius Ellsberry, the first Black Alabama man to die in World War II; born Birmingham, Ala, 1922. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy, 1940; First Class Mate [sic] Attendant aboard battleship Oklahoma in the Battle of Pearl . . . Map (db m63761) HM WM
10 Alabama, Lamar County, Vernon — Lamar County Korea & Vietnam Memorial
In memory of Lamar County's honored dead Korea Bowen, Elzie Ray Hays, Robert A. Mixon, Herman L. Pickens, Freddie F. Reed, Cecil Rushing, Larry W. In memory of Lamar County's honored dead . . . Map (db m96851) WM
11 Alabama, Lamar County, Vernon — Lamar County WWI & WWII Memorial
Side 1 In Memory of Lamar County's Honored Dead World War One and Two Allen, Othar J. • Conner, Herbert C. Atkins, A. Lincoln • Conner, James Box Avers, Cicero • Cox, William Lloyd Baughn, Claudie • Cowart, Milo K. . . . Map (db m96852) WM
12 Alabama, Lawrence County, Oakville — James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens
Born near this site 12 September 1913 to Henry Cleveland and Emma (Fitzgerald) Owens, who were sharecroppers and the offspring of freed slaves, Jesse was destined to attain immortality in the 1936 Olympic Games at Berlin, Germany. Although he moved . . . Map (db m80969) HM
13 Alabama, Limestone County, Athens — Athens Big Spring Memorial Park
Dedicated to the early settlers, men and women who served in the armed forces and kept our country free. August 12, 1989.Map (db m37914) HM
14 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — "Take Her Down!"Howard Walter Gilmore, Commander, U.S.N. — Born 29 September 1902, Selma, Ala. —
Medal of Honor Citation For distinguished gallantry and valor above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer of U. S. submarine GROWLER (SS-215) during her fourth war patrol in the Southwest Pacific from 10 January to 7 . . . Map (db m74811) WM
15 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) — Submarines and the Battleship Park —
Panel 1: Anderson, Fred H., RT1 Anderson, John L., Jr., MoMM2 Armstrong, James E., RM1 Balestrieri, S., ENS Blair, Jack L., S2 Blevins, J.T., S1 Boucher, Leo J., S1 Brennan, James J., TM2 Bronder, John J., SC2 Brown, . . . Map (db m74810) WM
16 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — The Submarine Lookout Memorial — Submarines and the Battleship Park —
Panel 1: "The Lookout: the Eyes of the WWII Submarine" Panel 2: "Submarine Lookout": Standing his watch on a perch high above the deck, the lookout was the eyes of the submarine while surfaced. Often while submerged he was . . . Map (db m74809) HM WM
17 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — "That Others May Live"
Front Dedicated to Air and Maintenance Crews who flew and maintained the H-43 and the ones who made the supreme sacrifice "That Others May Live" And never let us take lightly the freedom for which they . . . Map (db m95537) HM WM
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18 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base Gunter Annex — Airman First Class John L. Levitow Monument
This monument is dedicated in honor of Airman First Class John L. Levitow of Hartford, Connecticut, the first Air Force enlisted man to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. On the night of 24 February 1969, Airman First Class Levitow was a . . . Map (db m95394) HM
19 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base Gunter Annex — Award of Air Force Cross to Duane D. Hackney
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Duane D. Hackney Airman Second Class Duane D. Hackney distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against . . . Map (db m95525) WM
20 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Major Charles W. Davis, Infantry United States Army / "Above and Beyond"
Major Charles W. DavisA native of Montgomery, graduate of Lanier, alumnus of the Universities of Alabama and Maryland. Major Davis was awarded the Medal of Honor as Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. . . . Map (db m86129) HM
21 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — William C. Oates
Born November 30, 1833, Died September 9, 1910. Born in poverty, Reared in adversity, Without educational advantages, Yet by honest individual effort he obtained a competency and the confidence of his fellow man, . . . Map (db m95343) HM
22 Alabama, Russell County, Fort Mitchell — Veteran Memorials at Fort Mitchell
In Honor of Those Who Served Our Country Presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States May 30, 1989Map (db m63420) WM
23 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — April 2011 Tornado OutbreakCity of Tuscaloosa
In April 2011, one of the most devastating tornado outbreaks in the history of Alabama left an unprecedented path of destruction through the City of Tuscaloosa. On the street corners and in the neighborhoods, thousands of citizens transformed . . . Map (db m217166) HM
24 Alaska, Juneau Borough, Juneau, Downtown Juneau — William Henry Seward1801-1872
This statue was erected in 2017 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Cession that was negotiated with Russia by Seward, resulting in the transfer of Alaska to the United States. Seward is considered to be among the most important . . . Map (db m181743) HM
25 Arizona, Coconino County, Flagstaff — Bushmaster Park
Bushmaster Park is named in memory of Flagstaff's Company I-158th Infantry Regiment, Arizona National Guard, and their sacrifices for freedom made in New Guinea, the Phillipine Islands and Japan from 1941 to 1945. "No greater fighting team ever . . . Map (db m60932) HM
26 Arizona, Mohave County, Bullhead City — 9/11 Arizona Heroes Memorial
In honor of our Arizona fire fighting heroes from Phoenix who went to New York City on September 11, 2001 to aid in the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center. Dedicated on Veterans DayMap (db m29433) HM
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27 Arizona, Mohave County, Bullhead City — Arizona Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States Armed Forces to those who distinguish themselves "…conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty while . . . Map (db m29435) HM
28 Arizona, Mohave County, Bullhead City — In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans
This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some their lives, for a cause-freedom and honor-and came back as men with the horrors of war instilled in every fiber of their . . . Map (db m29434) HM
29 Arizona, Mohave County, Kingman — Mohave Center Plaza of Valor
"O Lord, thou givest us everything at the price of an effort." Leonardo Da Vinci 1452-1519 We remember those who gave their lives in the Holocaust of July 5, 1973, in Kingman John O. Campbell • Allan Hanson • Christopher G . . . Map (db m29421) HM
30 Arizona, Pima County, Lukeville — Kris Eggle
On August 9, 2002 While protecting visitors from harm, United States Park Ranger Kris Eggle Was slain in the line of duty. His service and sacrifice To the National Park Service And the people of this country Will never be . . . Map (db m7003) HM
31 Arizona, Pinal County, Sacaton — Dedicated to Ira H. Hayes USMC
Dedicated to Ira H. Hayes USMC February 23rd 1992 by the Memorial Committee Lance Lewis Director, Shirley Lewis Coordinator JR Currea Artist In Country Vietnam Veterans Post 2 Tempe Arizona Ira H. Hayes American . . . Map (db m32845) WM
32 Arizona, Yavapai County, Camp Verde — The Congressional Medal of Honor - Apache Campaign 1872 - 1873
The following named individuals were assigned, either permanently or temporarily, to Camp Verde, Arizona Territory. While stationed here their personal action in combat was above and beyond the call of duty, earning them the nation's highest . . . Map (db m28593) HM
33 Arkansas, Craighead County, Jonesboro — LTC Teddy W. Pylant
LTC Teddy W. Pylant US Army - Retired Founder/President CCVMF LTC Ted Pylant, a Vietnam veteran, served 34 years in the Arkansas National Guard as a member of the 875th Engineer Battalion. He also served at the Arkansas National Guard . . . Map (db m227423) HM WM
34 Arkansas, Desha County, Rohwer — Rohwer Internment Camp Veterans Memorial
The memorial includes inscriptions on four sides. Dedicated to the Patriotic Japanese-American men from Rohwer Internment Camp who sacrificed their lives in the service of their country in World War II. U.S. Fifth Army 100 Battalion 442 . . . Map (db m170092) HM
35 Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, Macarthur Park — In Memory of David O. Dodd Reported permanently removed
In memory of David O. Dodd, the Boy Hero of the Confederacy, This marks the place of his execution. Jan. 8, 1864.Map (db m117237) HM
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36 California, Alameda County, Union City — Flight 93 Memorial
The Story of the Heroes of Flight 93 The events of September 11th, 2001 are forever etched into the hearts of the family members and loved ones of those who died, the Nation and the world. The United States experienced the worst incident of . . . Map (db m26392) HM WM
37 California, Amador County, Volcano — Volcano
Discovered in 1848 by Colonel Stevenson’s men who mined Soldiers’ Gulch in ’49. First covered wagon party sluiced rich gravel beds. By ’53, men swarmed flats and gulches naming them picturesquely. Hydraulic operations, begun in ’55, brought . . . Map (db m11365) HM
38 California, Contra Costa County, Pittsburg — John Buckley Square
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39 California, El Dorado County, Georgetown — Georgetown Volunteer Firemen
This monument is dedicated to the Georgetown Volunteer Firemen past and present who have served this community for 125 years. This bell had served as the fire alarm for many years until retired in 1965 when the new station was built. Material . . . Map (db m11376) HM
40 California, Fresno County, Fresno — David of SassoonEpic Folk Hero of the Armenians — ՍԱՍՈԻՆՑԻ ԴԱվիԹ —
[Upper Marker:] Donated to the County of Fresno by the People of Armenian Descent of the San Joaquin Valley August 11, 1970 Varaz Samuelian, Sculptor [Lower Marker:] David of Sassoon is the legendary folk-hero . . . Map (db m41005) HM
41 California, Fresno County, Fresno — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to the recipients of this nation's oldest military decoration "The Purple Heart" 1782 The Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932 My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they . . . Map (db m41059) HM
42 California, Humboldt County, Shelter Cove — In Memory of Our Shipmates
In memory of our shipmates and friends. On July 12, 1994, Coast Guard Helicopter 6541 responded to a mayday from a sailing vessel in distress south of Shelter Cove, CA. While searching for the vessel in heavy fog, the helicopter crashed into the . . . Map (db m1106) HM
43 California, Imperial County, Imperial — Imperial Valley Veterans' Memorial
This Memorial Erected in Honor of Those Who Served Their Country in Time of War By Veteran's Memorial Housing Committee - May 30, 1941 • Representing County Board of Supervisors - Hugh T. Osborne • Representing veterans of the war with . . . Map (db m81827) WM
44 California, Inyo County, Death Valley National Park — 444 — Bennett-Arcan Long Camp
Near this spot the Bennett-Arcane contingent of the Death Valley '49ers, emigrants from the Middle West, seeking shortcut to California gold fields, were stranded for a month and almost perished from starvation. William Lewis Manley and John Rogers, . . . Map (db m159315) HM
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45 California, Los Angeles County, Cerritos — Paul Revere
This magnificent sculpture captures the bravery and patriotism of Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere who rode to warn American patriots northwest of Boston that the British intended to raid Lexington and Concord. Paul Revere made his famous . . . Map (db m243422) HM
46 California, Los Angeles County, Lancaster — Brig. General Charles E. “Chuck” YeagerUSAF Retired
Chuck Yeager logged over 10,000 hours in 180 different military aircraft, including foreign and experimental rocket aircraft. In 1947 Yeager, piloting the X-1, broke Mach 1 at Edwards AFB. He continued to fly the X-1 as a research vehicle and . . . Map (db m123598) HM
47 California, Los Angeles County, Lancaster — Jacqueline Cochran
Jacqueline Cochran (1906-1980), a pioneer in women's aviation, held more distance and speed records during her lifetime than any pilot living or dead. In 1971, she was the first living woman to be inducted into the National Aviation Hall of . . . Map (db m223403) HM
48 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles — Latino Blood, American Hearts
This site is dedicated to the Latino-American Heroes who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for bravery. For love of country, they performed above and beyond the call of duty. Heroes y . . . Map (db m74096) WM
49 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Hazard — Japanese-American Soldiers442nd Infantry RCT, World War II Memorial — Korean War Dead - 1950 to '53 —
In Sacred Memory This memorial is reverently placed here by the Japanese American Community, under the auspices of the Southern California Burial and Memorial Committee, in memory of American soldiers of Japanese ancestry who fought, . . . Map (db m74081) HM WM
50 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Hollywood Hills — Lincoln
This replica of Augustus Saint-Gauden's "Abraham Lincoln: The Man" (also called "Standing Lincoln") by Enzo Pasquini, is over 17 feet high above the court and depicts Lincoln as if he is about to begin a speech. The original 1887 . . . Map (db m230152) HM
51 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Hollywood Hills — Old North Church
This church is a replica of Christ Church in Boston, long known as Old North. It is a memorial to the early American patriots who offered their lives and fortunes in the cause of liberty. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized Paul Revere and . . . Map (db m212622) HM
52 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Lake Balboa — Birmingham Army HospitalVan Nuys, California
On this site of Birmingham Hospital, 1943-1950, Veterans returning from World War II were given renewed confidence and hope by the dedicated personnel who cared for them. Their legacy of pride and courage remains here as an incentive for all . . . Map (db m192055) HM
53 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Lincoln Heights — Emiliano Zapata1873-1919 — El Parque de Mexico —
Born in Anenecuilco and murdered in Chinameca, Morelos. General commander of the Ejercito Libertador del Centro y del Sur, throughout the 1910 Mexican Revolution. He led the farmers movement for taking the land on, by proclaiming the . . . Map (db m219192) HM
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54 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, North Hollywood — Portal of the Folded WingsShrine to Aviation
Dedicated to the Honored Dead of American Aviation on the 50th Anniversary of Powered Flight, Dec. 17, 1953, by Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker USAF (Ret.) Beneath the memorial tablets in this sacred portal rest the cremated remains of famous . . . Map (db m150059) HM
55 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, South Los Angeles — Nelson Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, President of the Republic of South Africa 1994 - 1999. Nobel Peace Prize 1993. June 29, 1990, Nelson Mandela appeared in the Coliseum after 27 years of political imprisonment. "We understand it still that . . . Map (db m231965) HM
56 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Venice — Saint FlorianPatron Saint of Firefighters
Florian was a Roman gladiator that in addition to his military duties, organized and trained units to fight fires as their sole occupation, becoming the best and the most knowledgeable. After refusing to worship the Emperor's Gods, he was . . . Map (db m178879) HM
57 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Westchester — Capt. Lou Lenart, USMC (Ret.)FG-1D Corsair
This monument is dedicated to Capt. Lou Lenart and to all U.S. Marine Corps and Navy pilots who flew the F4-U or FG-1D Corsair in combat during World War II. “Most of my experience with the Corsair was in close support of our ground troops on . . . Map (db m118074) HM WM
58 California, Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita, Valencia — Newhall Incident
"Early today four young California Highway Patrolmen gave their lives to protect their fellow citizens. They did so without hesitation. They did so because heroism and devotion to duty were things they simply accepted as part of their . . . Map (db m212876) HM
59 California, Marin County, Inverness — Lives of Sacrifice and Service are Honored Here
Since 1889, United States Life-Saving Service and Coast Guard crews have risked their lives to save shipwreck victims at Point Reyes. Brave crews of highly trained men struggled in some of the worst conditions in North America, sacrificing comfort, . . . Map (db m102689) HM
60 California, Marin County, Novato — Lloyd Andrews Hamilton
Dedicated to the Memory of Lloyd Andrews Hamilton First Lieutenant 17th Areo Squadron Awarded Distinguished Service Cross for Extraordinary Heroism in Action at Varssionagre, Belgium August 18, 1918 Killed in Action Near . . . Map (db m102756) WM
61 California, Mono County, Mammoth Lakes — Tragedy at Convict Lake
On February 19, 1990, a tragedy occurred at this site. Three boys from a local youth camp fell through the ice. Two counselors, David Myers and Randy Porter, U.S. Forest Service employee Clay Cutter, and Long Valley Fire Captain Vidar Anderson . . . Map (db m2895) HM
62 California, Orange County, Anaheim — The Absent and Unknown Dead
To the absent and unknown dead of all wars, 1922Map (db m205568) WM
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63 California, Orange County, Fullerton — A Tribute
A tribute to our brave men and women who gave so much to protect our freedom. Let us preserve this great heritage in their honor. Loma Vista Memorial ParkMap (db m205563) WM
64 California, Orange County, Mission Viejo — Colonel Aaron Bank
The City of Mission Viejo honors as a distinguished resident Colonel Aaron Bank, who is widely acknowledged as the founder of the U.S. Special Forces, having convinced the Army of the meed for an elite fighting wait of this kind and having . . . Map (db m215658) HM
65 California, Orange County, Westminster — VFW Post 9756 Veterans Memorial
This memorial is presented to the city of Westminster by VFW Post 9756 in recognition and memory of those service personnel that gave the supreme sacrifice for freedom in armed conflicts throughout the world November 11, 2000Map (db m196438) WM
66 California, Riverside County, Indian Wells — Eisenhower Walk of HonorMedal of Honor Memorial
The Eisenhower Walk of Honor allows all of us to recall the debt of gratitude owed to ordinary people for extraordinary acts of patriotism and courage. Men and women doing their duty for their country, honorably and with integrity. This tribute . . . Map (db m114773) HM WM
67 California, Riverside County, March Air Reserve Base — United States of America Medal of Honor Memorial
...For Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity at the Risk of Life Above and Beyond the Call of Duty...Map (db m72639) WM
68 California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — Jewish War Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all American who offered their lives in support of freedom throughout the world. Dedicated February 24, 2003 by Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., LCDR Ben Dobris Post 750, Palm Springs. Donated By Wiefels & Son Funeral . . . Map (db m206278) WM
69 California, Riverside County, Riverside — Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to eulogize the sacrifices of American Veterans. It is to commemorate them, their comrades, their personal and emotional sacrifices, and to acknowledge those Americans who have lost loved ones in the service . . . Map (db m54379) HM
70 California, Riverside County, Riverside — War Dog Memorial
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71 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Folsom Veterans Memorial
The Folsom Veterans Memorial honors those brave individuals who serve our country and those who have fallen in service to our country. The memorial is composed of several distinct elements. The Flag Court pays homage to all those who have served . . . Map (db m15619) HM
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72 California, Sacramento County, Sacramento, Central Business District — California Mexican-American War Memorial
In memory of the American Servicemen of Hispanic descent and all others who sacrificed their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy.Map (db m15474) HM
73 California, Sacramento County, Sacramento, Central Business District — USS California Bell Memorial
(Left Side of Base Holding Bell) Only battleship built on the Pacific Coast Launched at Mare Island Navy Yard Nov. 20, 1919 Ship’s bell dedicated and rung for the last time by Governor Earl Warren Oct. 27, 1949 . . . Map (db m70035) HM WM
74 California, Sacramento County, Sacramento, Midtown — The First Hundred Years are the Hardest
When Sacramento bought steam pumpers the volunteers could not keep their steam? up, so they hired professional firemen. Since March 30, 1872, Sacramento paid firemen have always been the first to respond to any crisis. New Helvetia Chapter No. 5, . . . Map (db m38318) HM
75 California, Sacramento County, Sacramento, Southwestern Sacramento — The Fireman’s Plot
“First in Danger and Always Ready” This inscription, engraved on a silver trumpet presented to Engine Company No. 3 in 1853, a token of appreciation, perhaps best describes Sacramento’s gallant volunteer fire department as a . . . Map (db m56324) HM
76 California, San Diego County, San Diego — Ingram PlazaPreble Field, Naval Training Center San Diego — — Liberty Station — —
Panel 1 This plaza is dedicated to the memory of Osmond K. Ingram Gunner's Mate First Class United States Navy who sacrificed his life in an effort to save his ship and shipmates during an engagement between the U.S.S. Cassin and . . . Map (db m51535) HM
77 California, San Diego County, San Diego — USS Gambier Bay CVE 73 and Composite Squadron VC-10United States Navy — In Memory of the Men Lost in Action —
[Panel 1]: Eternal God who alone spreads out the heavens and rules the raging seas, may this memorial bring continued remembrance to the one hundred and thirty seven men who died defending their country in time of danger, and whose . . . Map (db m8480) HM
78 California, San Diego County, San Diego — USS Hoel * USS S. B. Roberts * USS JohnstonUnited States Navy — "In Everlasting Memory" —
Inscribed here are the names of 525 men who died in the Battle of Leyte Gulf during the liberation of the Philippine Islands on 25 Oct 1944. Their ships, the destroyers USS Johnston (DD-557) and USS Hoel (DD-533) and destroyer escort USS Samuel B. . . . Map (db m8428) HM
79 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Chinatown — Former Site of Eureka LodgingsResidence of Emperor Norton
On this site stood The Eureka Lodging, a boarding house catering to tradesmen and transients. It's most famous resident, Joshua Abraham Norton (1818-1880), began living here in 1863 and remained for the next 17 years. Coming from South Africa . . . Map (db m113930) HM
80 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Lincoln Park — FDR's Saluteto the Officers and Men ... USS "San Francisco"' — USS San Francisco Memorial —
In Salute to the Officers and Men, living and dead, of the U.S.S. “San Francisco” a warship named for our city, which though sorely wounded, emerged triumphantly from the Battle of Guadalcanal, November 12-13 1942 after . . . Map (db m71479) HM
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81 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Lower Nob Hill — Unsung Heros
San Francisco’s firemen were the unsung heroes of 1906. Leaderless because Chief Dennis Sullivan had been fatally injured by the quake, with indomitable courage they battled for three days and nights the flames that were consuming the city.Map (db m72079) HM
82 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Yerba Buena — Dr. Jose P. Rizal
Philippine national hero and martyr stayed at the Palace Hotel from May 4 to 6, 1888 in the course of his only visit to the Unites States. Imbued with a superior intellect and an intense love for his country, Dr. Rizal sought to gain freedom . . . Map (db m71856) HM
83 California, San Joaquin County, Manteca — Liberty Plot
Dedicated to the boys Who Fought Overseas — In 1917 —Map (db m19532) HM
84 California, San Joaquin County, Stockton — 513 — John Brown(California’s Paul Revere)
In 1846, during American conquest of California, John Brown, nicknamed “Juan Flaco,” rode from Los Angeles to San Francisco in four days to warn Commodore Stockton of the siege of Los Angeles. As a result, troops were sent and the city secured. This . . . Map (db m16011) HM
85 California, San Mateo County, Pacifica — Rev. Wojciech Adalbert GluszekMarch 26, 1897 – February 23, 1997
Adalbert was born in Slawsk, Poland which was then a part of Germany. As a youth he helped work his father's farm while attending the Gymnasium from which he graduated in 1917. He entered the seminary, and though his years as a seminarian were . . . Map (db m229566) HM
86 California, San Mateo County, Redwood City — Ralph D. Percival MemorialVista Point
State Traffic Officer California Highway Patrol Killed in the line of duty June 3, 1974Map (db m208217) HM
87 California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — In Memory of William Alvin Newton
In memory of William Alvin Newton Father, Husband and Firefighter On April 25, 1970, on this site, Firefighter Newton made the ultimate sacrifice to the community, giving his life fighting the Bradley Hotel fire. Fireman's . . . Map (db m162079) HM
88 California, Santa Clara County, Morgan Hill — Isola Kennedy Battles a Mountain Lion1909
Isola Kennedy battles a mountain lion to save several boys but dies of rabiesMap (db m213428) HM
89 California, Stanislaus County, Ceres — Ceres Volunteer Fire Department
Dedicated to the CERES VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT Organized June 1, 1911 George W. Wood First Chief — Reorganized 1921— Erected by the People of Ceres 1940Map (db m19468) HM
90 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Corporal Ronil “Ron” SinghGone From Our Sight — But Never From Our Hearts —
Born April 6, 1985 End of Watch December 26, 2018 Loving Son, Brother, Husband, Father and Friend Born and raised in Navua, Fiji Islands. Ron legally migrated to the United States in 2003 with a dream of becoming a Law Enforcement Officer. . . . Map (db m204313) HM
91 California, Tehama County, Red Bluff — In Memory - Ken CarlsonWorld War II Ace
Ken went to war against the Germans with the American Eagle Squadron in 1940. He became an ace before the U.S.A. entered the war against Germany. He shot down 13 German aircraft in the war torn skies over England and France in World War II. Ken . . . Map (db m40422) HM
92 Colorado, Adams County, Aurora — Charles Kelly Boulevard
In honor of Major Charles L. Kelly, MSC, U.S. Army 1925 - 1964 Dust-Off Pilot Extraordinary Killed in action by small arms fire while attempting to approach a hot LZ near Vinh Long, Viet Nam on 1 July 1964 after . . . Map (db m96555) WM
93 Colorado, Denver County, Denver, Central — 280 — Sand Creek Massacre
The controversy surrounding this Civil War Monument has become a symbol of Coloradans' struggle to understand and take responsibility for our past. On November 29, 1864, Colorado's First and Third Cavalry, commanded by Colonel John Chivington, . . . Map (db m6755) HM
94 Connecticut, Fairfield County, Redding, West Redding — Town of Redding World War I Memorial
Town of Redding 1914   Roll of Honor   1918 Erected in Appreciation of The Services of Our Men and Women Who Served in the World War Harold Albin • Carl A. Anderson • Hubert Anderson • Sigurd Anderson • Edward Babcock • . . . Map (db m26815) HM
95 Connecticut, Fairfield County, Shelton — City of Shelton Emergency Services Memorial
City Of Shelton In Memory Of Our Departed Emergency Services Members Who Have Given Their Lives In The Line Of Duty While Protecting the Lives and Property of Our Citizens Shelton Fire Department Daniel E. Wannagot 1991 Shelton Police . . . Map (db m25612) HM
96 Connecticut, Fairfield County, Trumbull — Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company #1
[ West side ] Dedicated To The Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company #1, Inc Past, Present, Future Established 1925 [ South side ] Trumbull Center Fire District Established 1950 [ North side ] Trumbull . . . Map (db m26082) HM
97 Connecticut, Hartford County, Farmington, Unionville — Yodkins-Morin Memorial
During the week of August 12, 1955, the Farmington Valley was hit by the edge of Hurricane Connie. The area received heavy rainfall that saturated beds of the Farmington River. The following week, Hurricane Diane swept through the Atlantic Coast, . . . Map (db m230293) HM
98 Connecticut, Hartford County, Farmington, Unionville — Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park
Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park ---------- Dedicated to two valiant men who gave their lives saving others during the raging flood of August 1955 ---------- Charles J. Yodkins, Sr A Farmington Police Officer ---------- Joseph J. Morin, . . . Map (db m33063) HM
99 Connecticut, Hartford County, Glastonbury, Glastonbury Center — John Lee Levitow
In Honor Of John Lee Levitow Glastonbury, Connecticut Sergeant, United States Air Force 3rd Special Operations Squadron presented Congressional Medal of Honor by President Richard M. Nixon May 14, 1970 For conspicuous gallantry . . . Map (db m98833) WM
100 Connecticut, Hartford County, Hartford, Northeast — Black Heroes in Hartford: Judge Boce BarlowConnecticut's First Black Judge — (1915 - 2005) —
Barlow completed his high school studies in Hartford in 1933. He continued on to Howard University, where he served as senior class president, and received his degree with honors in 1939. He served in a segregated Army regiment in the . . . Map (db m230475) HM

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