Guglielmo Olivotto, Italian POW - Fort Lawton, Seattle, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 47° 39.568 W 122° 24.400
10T E 544550 N 5278623
Quick Description: The Fort Lawton lynching of an Italian POW became National News, due to fear that the death of the POW would mean mistreatment of U.S. POW in Europe and Asia. This is the grave of Olivotto, buried in the fort's cemetery.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2008 3:51:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM43CY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StressMaster
Views: 77

Long Description:
The Fort Lawton lynching of an Italian POW became National News, due to fear that the death of the POW would mean mistreatment of U.S. POW in Europe and Asia. This is the gravestone of Olivotto, made by the other Italian POW's held at Fort Lawton. He is buried in the fort's cemetery.

To learn more about his murder, see waymark WM357F in the "Infamous Crimes" category. Fort Lawton is now a state park. Access is free. Open during daylight hours.

Date of Birth: 10/23/1911

Date of Death: 8/14/1944

Headstone/Monument Text:
Sold Ital
Olivetto
Guglielmo


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