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In Memory of our Hero Dead of World War II - DeSoto, Ks
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N 38° 58.152 W 094° 59.389
15S E 327616 N 4315241
Quick Description: This memorial is located at the newer southern end of the DeSoto Cemetery - 34500 W 87th St
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2010 5:05:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM82W7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
Views: 1

Long Description:
This memorial is located in the back of the DeSoto Cemetery. DeSoto is a small town 20 miles west of the major metropolis of Kansas City, and this memorial is in a peaceful corner of DeSoto.

The Memorial itself consists of a brass plaque on a black marble tablet. The plaque and tablet are supported on a base of concrete with a metal wreath placed on it, which gives an appearance of an "altar". The text of the plaque reads:

* To our Hero Dead in World War II *

1941 - 1945
(picture of star, wreath, and ribbon)

The people of De Soto
pays homage to the memory
of these Valiants who gave the last
full measure of devotion to their Country

Lawrence W. Cauldwell * Wm. G. Land
Earl H. Turner * G. Eugene Jordan
Lester W. Cotner * Merle G. Couch
Carl Odom * Leonard L. Oshel
Chas. R. Tripkos * Ford Middleston
Leonard Grazier * H. M. "Bill" Linden
Alfred Gordon * V. Eugene Diehl
Robert Kramsch * Berle O. Baker

The memorial also contains 3 flags - the U.S., the Kansas state, and the V.F.W. . The U.S. Flag is lighted for 24-hour display.
Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Daylight Hour access

Access times: From: 8:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Location of waymark:
34500 W 87th St
DeSoto, Ks USA
66018


Commemoration: Hero Dead from DeSoto from World War II

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Website for Waymark: Not listed

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