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Lt Col. John Zarlingo - New Castle, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 34.293 W 107° 32.118
13S E 282227 N 4383275
Quick Description: Small memorial to Lt. Col John Zarlingo, WWII 'Ace'
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 11/23/2010 10:12:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMA6D7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 3

Long Description:
The small monument is found at the entrance to New Castle's Town Hall. The plaque reads:

"AIR ACE"
JOHN ZARLINGO
USAF LT COL
WWII
NEW CASTLE NATIVE

From New Castle Town Meeting Minutes July 1, 2003

"John Zarlingo, a New Castle resident and a decorated veteran of World War II, passed away a few years ago, and the family would like to place a plaque with his photo in the downtown area. After discussion, Council assigned this project to the Historic Preservation Commission. Council would like the Commission to develop criteria for inclusion of people on a “Wall of Fame” to be located downtown. Council authorized the placement of a temporary plaque honoring Mr. Zarlingo. The plaque may be relocated after the HPC finalizes a plan for permanently honoring noteworthy residents of the Town." (visit link)

For historic accuracy, the plaque should read USAAF (United States Army Air Forces). The USAF (United States Air Force) was not formed as a separate branch until September 18, 1947. Lt. Col Zarlingo was a career officer. (visit link)
Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: At the entrance of New Castle Town Hall

Location of waymark:
450 West Main Street
New Castle, CO USA
81647


Commemoration: Earning the title of 'Air Ace' during service in WWII

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Access times: Not listed

Website for Waymark: Not listed

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