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Monuments and memorials dedicated or commemorated to specific veterans or units for their outstanding careers. This can be for on duty or off duty commemorations and for single or multiple people. The specific purpose of the memorials posted in this category is to be primarily focused on a particular person or unit. This category is not for memorials which are primarily focused on a specific war(s).
Expanded Description:

There are many memorials dedicated to veterans, units, and military career fields which commemorate their actions throughout their military service. There are also many which commemorate single acts of courage or deeds they did during peacetime. This category is established to list these kinds of memorials which are not war specific.

These memorials come in many forms such as stone structures, plaques, buildings, trees, gardens, parks, walkways, lakes, etc.

These memorials may even list more than one veteran or unit, but the intent of the memorials listed here are to commemorate the people/units and not a particular war(s). A veteran or unit being commemorated for off-duty service may also be listed in this category.

If the memorial you are marking was established mainly to commemorate a listing of people who served in a specific war or campaign, then it should be placed in a different corresponding category. Take a look at the other categories for veterans and wars to be sure of the exact category your waymark should be placed in.

Veteran graves are not intended for this category even though they are a kind of memorial. This category does not include grave memorials.

Examples of memorials to be listed here which are dedicated to:
- a specific veteran and lists his/her achievements during their service, whether or not that service is for a specific war.
- a specific veteran and generally honors their service.
- one or two veterans for an act they did not related to a war.
- a specific veteran for the volunteer support they gave to a community.
- one or two military units which lists their achievements during their activated time.
- a peacetime deed or act done by a veteran or unit.
- honoring a specific veteran who deceased due to non war circumstances.
- honoring a specific military career field or MOS.
- honoring a specific military naval vessel (since these are similar to "units" in other branches of the military).
- etc.

Examples of memorials not to be listed in this category that are dedicated to:
- a listing of veterans that generalizes their service as "For their service", "For those who Serve",etc. These should be placed in the Non-Specific Veteran Memorials category. This includes those memorials placed by specific groups: cities, counties, states, VFW Posts,etc., that have listings of Veterans that are only related to the group and not to a specific unit.
- a specific war(s). Place those in a category listed in the War directory.
- a war memorial that lists veterans who served in a particular war
- any (personal or family) headstone in a cemetery - this includes cenotaphs where the service member is buried elsewhere, but honored with a headstone in the cemetery.
- a service member's Vietnam POW/MIA status.

If it is unclear if a memorial you would like to submit should be placed in this category, please email us with a description/pictures of you memorial and any questions you have. Or you can submit the waymark to this category with private notes why you think it should be placed in this category and we will review it.

 

Instructions for Posting a Specific Veteran Memorials Waymark:

1. Mission:
The specific purpose of the memorials posted in this category is to be focused on a particular person or unit. This category is not for memorials which are primarily focused on a specific war(s).

2. Long Description:
Provide as much of a detailed description of the special place you are waymarking. At a minimum use the text located on any plaques or pamphlets pertaining to the location. Help others know about the person/people/units being memorialized or commemorated.

3. Photographs:
At least one photograph is required of the item you are marking, but more are preferred. If the item has a plaque, a close up photograph of the plaque is required. This close up must be readable in the picture. If it is a large plaque, you may want to take additional photographs.

4. Naming Convention:
The title of each waymark will include the name of the monument followed by the City and State. The title will look like this example highlighted in red: 119th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument - Gettysburg, PA

5. Additional Logging Requirements:
Do not request additional visiting requirements above what is required by this category.

UPDATE 10/8/12: Memorials or monuments composed of individual parts should be treated as a single waymark - DO NOT waymark the individual parts.

CLARIFICATION 1/20/15 The Specific Veteran monument being waymarked MUST be of the honorees military service. Those Memorials of a general nature where the honoree happened to be a veteran will not be approved. An example would be the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC where Abraham Lincoln was a Captain in the Black Hawk War. The Memorial makes no mention of that service. This is a clarification of the first two bullet points of the examples given.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

*(1.)* Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit.
*(2.)* If you have additional information about the memorial which is not listed in the waymark description, please notify the waymark owner to have it added, and please post the information in your visit log.
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Specific Veteran MemorialsLcpl Charles Albert Ward memorial plaque - St Peter's church - Henley, Suffolk

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A memorial plaque to Lcpl Charles Albert Ward, a former bell ringer of the parish, who lost his life in WWI.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/26/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsRichard Thomas Creasey memorial plaque - St Peter's church - Henley, Suffolk

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A memorial plaque to Richard Thomas Creasey, a former chorister at this church, who was killed in action during WWII.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/26/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsGrover K. Varnell - Adamsville, TN

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Not sure of his job but the squadron was performing antisubmarine flights in 1943

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/26/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsM. Abernathy Walker - Adamsville, TN

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Real name Max A. Walker

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/26/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsJames C. McCormick - Adamsville, TN

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Jumped on D-Day near SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/24/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsIla W. Gilchrist - Adamsville, TN

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Died of Wounds: Company G, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34 Infantry Division

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/24/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsJames A Eason - Adamsville, TN

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James Eason served as a pilot with the 361st Fighter Group. He was Killed in Action on 1 November 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsDorsetshire Regiment in Malta - Valletta, Malta

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A marble plaque placed in memory to the members of the Dorsetshire Regiment who died during the siege of Malta during World War II is located on an archway in the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta, Malta.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Malta

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsJames A Lipford - Adamsville, TN

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Died in Luxembourg, correct birth date is 9 Aug. 1923.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsGeorge E Gilchrist - Adamsville, TN

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Death resulted in actions other than combat.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsPaul A. Singleton - Adamsville, TN

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Died in Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsHomer O'Neal - Adamsville, TN

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Only information I could find.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/16/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsJoel D. Wolfe - Adamsville, TN

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Year of death according to the memorial marker is 1967, but all other information indicates year of death is 1968. For some reason all Army records show him as a Chicago, IL enlistment.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsJoe E. Tedford - Adamsville, TN

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Two from the same town aboard the same ship, see Floyd P Boleyn Memorial.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsFloyd P. Bolen - Adamsville, TN

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Lost at sea, was on a ship in the English Channel, when it was sunk by a U-Boat.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsActing Leading Seaman J Magennis VC - City hall - Belfast

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James Joseph Magennis VC (1919 – 1986) was a Belfast-born recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/14/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsJohn D. Kelly - Homestead, PA

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Monument to a Marine who served in Korea

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/14/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsGuy T. Delaney - Adamsville, TN

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The date of passing suggests he died in a prison camp, or on the various marches of death under Japanese hands. Bataan fell April 9th and Corregidor fell May 6th, 1942

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/13/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsJohn L. Sipes - Adamsville, TN

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Lost at sea - went down with the USS Indianapolis

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/13/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsJames W. Story - Adamsville, TN

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City park with memorials to those from here who were lost in conflict.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/13/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsJan Hlavenka - Lanzhot, Czech Republic

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CS: Pametní deska Jan Hlavenka // EN: Commemorative plaque Jan Hlavenka

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/7/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsLieutenant Frank W Milligan - Low Moor, UK

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This memorial sundial was erected in 1902 to commemorate Lieutenant Frank W Milligan who died on 31st March 1900 during the Boer War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/6/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsColonel Lewis Given Harman, Confederate Army -- US 90 E of Marathon TX

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Memories of Mexican War US soldier and Confederate Army Colonel Lewis G. Harman's military service to two nations are preserved on this historic marker east of Marathon on the US 90.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/2/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Specific Veteran MemorialsCo. E 8th US Cavalry -- Big Lake TX

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An engraved limestone block commemorates the service of Company E of the 8th US Cavalry at the Reagan County Courthouse in Big Lake TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/2/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Specific Veteran MemorialsFlorene Miller Watson -- Reagan County Courthouse, Big Lake TX

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A bronze plaque on a concrete pedestal at the Reagan County Courthouse honors the WWII service of local hero Florene Miller Watson, a pioneer aviator and WASP

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/2/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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