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Sugar Creek Veteran's Memorial - Sugar Creek, Mo
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 39° 06.602 W 094° 26.796
15S E 374927 N 4329983
Quick Description: This is a very handsome memorial located at Kentucky & Carlisle Avenues in Sugar Creek, Mo.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2010 8:59:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM85CT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Sugar Creek Veterans' Memorial was placed by the Citizens' of Sugar Creek, Missouri, to honor those who have given the Supreme Sacrifice to the Country in World War I and II, Korea, & Vietnam.
The Memorial is set in a small "park" that is this Memorial and lots of greenspace. It is in a mixed use neighborhood of commercial and residential and it seems to be very well maintained.

Left of the Memorial is a 155MM Howitzer dated 1918. To the right, is open parkland. One proceeds along a concrete path. Obscuring the Memorial is an "island" consisting of landscaping and a lighted flagpole. The flagpole has the American, Missouri, and MIA/POW flags flying.

The path continues around the island. Flanking the island are a pair of concrete benches - one on either side. These afford the first clear view of the Marble Memorial.

The actual Memorial consists of three marble slab "Tablets" - two horizontal and one center vertical. They read:

Center Tablet:
(picture of a stylized Eagle)

Erected to those of
Sugar Creek, Missouri who have
made the Supreme Sacrifice in
World War I and World war II
Korea and Vietnam

(Left Tablet)

Pvt. George Beal * Army * France * July 19, 1918
Pvt. R. K. Mayfield * Army * France * Sept. 28, 1918
Pvt. Garnett Lee Pittillo * Army * France * Oct. 4, 1918
S/Sgt. Lewis W. Zwarka * USMC * Korea * Sept. 6, 1950
Cpl. Kenneth W. Onka * Army * Korea * Apr. 20, 1951
Sgt. Howard E. Swann * USMC * Vietnam * June 9, 1967
M/Sgt. Donald F. Dian * Army * Vietnam * Apr. 23, 1968
L/Cpl. Michael E. Hamilton * USMC * Vietnam * May 16, 1968
PFC. Edmund A. Petrechko, Jr. * Army * Vietnam * Mar. 4, 1970

(Right Tablet)

Lieut. Cecil D. Sooter * Navy * Panama * June 15, 1942
Sgt. Paul G. Zawarka * Army * Marshall Islands * Feb. 19, 1944
Pvt. Kenneth McGaw * Army * Tunisia * March 1, 1944
T/Sgt. Dean Darby * Army * France * June 16, 1944
Cpl. Michael Dumsky * Army * New Guinea * June 26, 1944
T/Sgt. Frank Clemens * Army * France * July 4, 1944
Pvt. Andrew Paloney * Army * France * July 26, 1944
S/Sgt. Douglas M. Fulkerson * Army * Germany * Sept. 11, 1944
Arm. 3/C Joseph Bruson * U.S. Navy * Pacific * Sept. 13, 1944
Lieut. Ross Buckley * U.S. Army * Germany * Feb. 28, 1945
Cpl. Claude Danforth * Army * Pacific * Oct. 24, 1944
Arm. 1/C. Eldon E. Means * Navy * Pacific * Apr. 6, 1945
Pvt. John T. Large, Jr. * U.S. Marines * Iwo Jima * Mar. 12, 1945
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I World War II Korea Vietnam


In Honor Of: Soldiers of Sugar Creek Missouri who have made the Supreme Sacrifice.

Marker Text:
Center Tablet: (picture of a stylized Eagle) Erected to those of Sugar Creek, Missouri who have made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War I and World war II Korea and Vietnam (Left Tablet) Pvt. George Beal * Army * France * July 19, 1918 Pvt. R. K. Mayfield * Army * France * Sept. 28, 1918 Pvt. Garnett Lee Pittillo * Army * France * Oct. 4, 1918 S/Sgt. Lewis W. Zwarka * USMC * Korea * Sept. 6, 1950 Cpl. Kenneth W. Onka * Army * Korea * Apr. 20, 1951 Sgt. Howard E. Swann * USMC * Vietnam * June 9, 1967 M/Sgt. Donald F. Dian * Army * Vietnam * Apr. 23, 1968 L/Cpl. Michael E. Hamilton * USMC * Vietnam * May 16, 1968 PFC. Edmund A. Petrechko, Jr. * Army * Vietnam * Mar. 4, 1970 (Right Tablet) Lieut. Cecil D. Sooter * Navy * Panama * June 15, 1942 Sgt. Paul G. Zawarka * Army * Marshall Islands * Feb. 19, 1944 Pvt. Kenneth McGaw * Army * Tunisia * March 1, 1944 T/Sgt. Dean Darby * Army * France * June 16, 1944 Cpl. Michael Dumsky * Army * New Guinea * June 26, 1944 T/Sgt. Frank Clemens * Army * France * July 4, 1944 Pvt. Andrew Paloney * Army * France * July 26, 1944 S/Sgt. Douglas M. Fulkerson * Army * Germany * Sept. 11, 1944 Arm. 3/C Joseph Bruson * U.S. Navy * Pacific * Sept. 13, 1944 Lieut. Ross Buckley * U.S. Army * Germany * Feb. 28, 1945 Cpl. Claude Danforth * Army * Pacific * Oct. 24, 1944 Arm. 1/C. Eldon E. Means * Navy * Pacific * Apr. 6, 1945 Pvt. John T. Large, Jr. * U.S. Marines * Iwo Jima * Mar. 12, 1945


Date of dedication: none

Who Put it Here?: Citizens of Sugar Creek

Description of Memorial:
I found this looking for a geocache. This Memorial is the main attaction of this "park". The "Park" is set in a mixed use neighborhood a couple of blocks away from the Main Street of Sugar Creek. The Memorial itself is well maintained. It is definitely away from most traffic of the main part of town.


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