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Gold Star Honor Roll - University of Nevada Reno - Reno, NV
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N 39° 32.245 W 119° 48.894
11S E 258088 N 4380201
Quick Description: A World War II monument at the Unversity of Nevada Reno in Reno, Nevada.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2012 2:27:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMDZH5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
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Long Description:
This World War II monument stands at the south end of the Clark Administration Building on the University of Nevada Reno Campus. The Clark Administration Building is located near the southwest corner of the campus and orinally housed the University's Library beginning in 1926.

The monument is made up of a large bronze plaque attached to a sculpted granite stone. The monument is adorned with an eagle with outstretched wings and reads:

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
GOLD STAR HONOR ROLL
WORLD WAR II

[Below the title are three bronze pieces attached with names on each piece - 27 names on each column.]

An article from the Reno Evening Gazette on May 17, 1946 reads:

"Erection of a Gold Star honor roll plaque in commemoration of University of Nevada students who lost their lives in world war II will be started before the end of the current semester, according to Noel Willis, president of Blue Key fraternity.
To be placed in the lawn in front of Stewart hall, the plaque will be placed upon a pedestal near the flag pole, Willis said.
A campus drive to collect funds for expense of the plaque will be conducted Tuesday and Wednesday on the campus by Blue Key members.
Willis said that 76 names now are on the list compiled by Dean Robert S. Griffin, but that additional names will be added if the list is found incomplete.
A dedication ceremony will be held about May 30, if plans for the construction of the memorial are sufficiently completed by that date.
Relatives and friends of former Nevada students are requested to contact Dean Robert S. Griffin at the university if additions or corrections need be made to the following list:
George Aldrich, John Robert Anderson, Frank Mack Andrews, Thomas Watson Bafford, David Morris Barber, Charles Edwin Bath, William Graham Bennett, William Edward Blake, Charles Fisher Brock, Francis E. Brown, Russell Field Byington, Charles William Casey, Frederic Bernard Coalwell, William Jasper Cockrell, jr., Lee John Conaway, Edgar Louis Corbiere, Marshal Stevens Creel, Joseph DeGrade, Elmer Lawrence Davis, Paul Miller Eaton, Woodrow Selman Ellertson, Anthony Caesar Fieldini, Thomas Powers Forman, jr., Garnett L. Freeman, Wendell James Fritz, James E. Gibbs, Donald Clifton Good, Ray Dukehart Harris, jr., Joseph Lee Haslett, Robert Roy Hirschkind, Jack Robert Hughes, Harvey Eugene Johnson, John Harvell Jorgensen.
Walter Richard Kellison, William John King, Charles Newton Lund, Joseph Barney Macari, Donald Waters Macdonald, Maurice Allen McBride, Francis Menante, Jack Marston Meyers, Ben McCrory Morehouse, Ross Terry Morris, jr., Oscar D. Neundorfer, Edwin Forrest Nickles, Franklin Isador Peck, Frank Reno Puccinelli, Don Adolph Purdy, Jack A. Quaid, Dean Leslie Quiliel, James Robert Righetti, Richard Delon Sawyer, William Alger Shaw, jr., George McKenzie Shogren, George R. Smith, jr. Walter Shirley Sparks, James Morris Thompson, Thomas Bain Shone, Wayne Van Voorhis, Eric Reed Young, Stephen Michael Zoradi, Clinton Wayne McKinley, Stanley A. Leahigh, Albert E. Rebbe, Buford H. Perry, William Y. Sands, Edmund O. Sawyer, III."
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Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: This monument is located adjacent to the sidewalk at the entrance to the Clark Administration Building on the University of Nevada Reno Campus

Location of waymark:
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV USA
89557


Commemoration: University of Nevada Reno World War II Veterans

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Access times: Not listed

Website for Waymark: Not listed

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