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Monuments at Flagstaff Drive and Rostrum Drive image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr.
Monuments at Flagstaff Drive and Rostrum Drive
Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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 [sic] June 15, 1944 Tinian July 24, 1944 Iwo Jima Feb. 19, 1945

Dedicated Sept. 24, 2005 — Map (db m96312) WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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 m96220) HM WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — All Sea Service Women Dedicated To

Yeoman F. Navy Nurses WAVES Spars Navy Women Women Marines

Dedicated May 9, 1998 — Map (db m96335) HM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — Civil War Memorial 1861 1865 Fraternity Charity Loyalty
. . . — Map (db m96254) WM
Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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, 1996 — Map (db m96255) WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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 . . . — Map (db m96277) HM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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, 2003 — Map (db m96317) WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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 . . . — Map (db m96344) WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — Minnesota Civil War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m96253) WM
Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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 Do — Map (db m96285) WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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 — 192 — Map (db m96303) HM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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 m96332) HM WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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 . . . — Map (db m96275) WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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 . . . — Map (db m96252) HM WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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 . . . — Map (db m96306) WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — United States Marine Corps "Uncommon Valor Was a Common Virtue" "In Service to God and County"
. . . — Map (db m96287) WM
Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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 . . . — Map (db m96282) HM WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery — 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 - . . . — Map (db m96345) WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), Lemay Township — 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 m96357) HM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), St. Louis — Early Owners of the Farm Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
The builder of the house, as well as its subsequent owners, were well-known and respected individuals, and the farm reflected their status in the St. Louis community. Modifications were made to the original two-story, four-room structure to . . . — Map (db m59125) HM
Missouri (Saint Louis County), St. Louis — Green Haven? Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Colonel Dent named the property White Haven after his family home in Maryland. Paint analysis indicated the home was painted various colors in the nineteenth century, including Paris Green with a dark green trim, as seen on this wall and . . . — Map (db m59105) HM
Missouri (Saint Louis County), St. Louis — 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 Brother

Back Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal and 4 OLC. Killed in Action-Unknown Soldier May 28, . . . — Map (db m92710) WM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), St. Louis — New Buildings for White Haven Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Grant's plans for developing the farm resulted in many improvements, including a barn and stable built between 1869 and 1872. The stable you see today housed Grant's horses. The barn that also appears in the 1875 illustration of the farm sheltered . . . — Map (db m59129) HM
Missouri (Saint Louis County), St. Louis — Slaves Only Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Contrast this simple bead-board door to the finer paneled ones throughout the rest of the house. Its crude appearance suggests only slaves used this door to enter and exit the home.

One method employed to control slaves was to restrict their . . . — Map (db m59108) HM

Missouri (Saint Louis County), St. Louis — The Roads to White Haven Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Settlement in St. Louis County first occurred along the three main thoroughfares out from the city: Gravois to the southwest, Manchester to the west, and Natural Bridge to the northwest. Railroad development paralleled the Mississippi River to the . . . — Map (db m59131) HM
Missouri (Saint Louis County), St. Louis — The White Haven Estate: Other Houses Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
White Haven was the name given to both the house and the estate. Typical of many large plantations, other houses on the property were built and occupied by family members and slaves. White residents gave their houses special names. The slaves, . . . — Map (db m59112) HM
Missouri (Saint Louis County), St. Louis — The Working Farm Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
White Haven was typical of large farms in the area during the mid-1800s. As times changed, so did its operation in terms of labor, equipment, and methods. Its two owners, Colonel Dent and Ulysses Grant, also had different interests and therefore . . . — Map (db m59116) HM
Missouri (Saint Louis County), St. Louis — White Haven Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
. . . — Map (db m59090) HM
Missouri (Saint Louis County), St. Louis — White Haven's Outbuildings Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Operating this 850-acre farm required numerous outbuildings. These included a spring house built over the spring to provide a cool place for crocks of butter and cheese; a barn behind the main house for livestock such as cows, pigs, and sheep; and a . . . — Map (db m59109) HM
Missouri (Saint Louis County), Valley Park — 1935 Frisco Caboose
Nov. 3, 1998 1935 Frisco Caboose Original caboose #398 Originated in Valley Park, MO Moved to Ameren UE Country Club in 1962. Donated back to the parks and recreation of the city of Valley Park on Nov. 3, 1998. "A piece of history made . . . — Map (db m64452) HM

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