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MIA Memorial - Dover, Delaware
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily
N 39° 09.525 W 075° 31.255
18S E 454993 N 4334522
Quick Description: War memorial honoring servicemen missing in action
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2014 9:11:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMMKKK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
This memorial honors men and women whose remains were never recovered. The obelisk-shaped memorial is mounted on a five-sided stone base that features the engraved seals of each branch of the armed forces. One side of the obelisk displays the Great Seal of the United States, with the main text of the monument engraved on the opposite side. Adjacent sides list the names of men that were missing in action in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The names listed:

KOREAN WAR

CLIFTON E. BROOKS - PFC U.S. ARMY
SAMUEL L. CRAWFORD - PFC U.S. ARMY
PAUL N. DILL - CPT U.S. ARMY
JOSEPH P. DONAHUE - PFC U.S. ARMY
RICHARD D. HUTCHINSON - PFC U.S. ARMY
WILLIAM S. KEMPEN, JR. - 1LT U.S. ARMY
LAURENCE C. LAYTON - 1LT U.S. AIR FORCE
THOMAS C. MAYS - CPL U.S. MARINE CORPS
JAMES P. PERNELL - CPL U.S. ARMY
PAUL E. ROBERTSON - PFC U.S. ARMY
IRVIN M. TINDALL - CAPT U.S. AIR FORCE
CHARLES F. WRIGHT - CAPT U.S. AIR FORCE

VIETNAM WAR

LEONARD A. BIRD - 1LT U.S. MARINE CORPS
GENE K. HESS - SSGT U.S. AIR FORCE
LARRY F. POTTS - CPT U.S. MARINE CORPS
EDWARD A. WILLING - CPL U.S. MARINE CORPS
JOHN M. MARTIN - LTCOL U.S. AIR FORCE
WILLIAM L. NELLANS - MAJ U.S. AIR FORCE


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Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
Korea, Vietnam


In Honor Of: Men and Women Missing in Action

Marker Text:
THIS MONUMENT IS DEDICATED TO REMEMBER THOSE MEN AND WOMEN MISSING IN ACTION WHILE SERVING IN THE ARMED SERVICES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FALLEN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN


Who Put it Here?: unknown

Description of Memorial:
The memorial is a granite obelisk mounted on a pentagon-shaped base. It is located at the SE corner of Loockerman Street and Legislative Avenue, near the Dover City Hall and the public library.


Date of dedication: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visited Logs must contain, at least, a picture of the monument and your GPSr. Preferably YOU at the monument with your GPSr, but we understand that some people are camera-shy.
It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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