Veterans Memorial Park and Walls of Honor, Okeechobee, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado
N 27° 14.605 W 080° 49.844
17R E 516757 N 3013407
Quick Description: This park contains a memorial for Afghanistan, Vietnam and this combined memorial for World War I, II and Korea
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2009 3:58:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM64EN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 31

Long Description:
You can find this memorial along with others in the Veterans Memorial Park and Walls of Honor in Okeechobee. It's located on SW 2nd Avenue and NW Park Street (US98). There's a plaque by the walls of honor with all the proud sponsors of this memorial. There's approximately 80+ sponsors.
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On the Afghanistan-Iraq War Memorial...
Wentz J H Shanaberger III
Shawn Suzch

Wentz Jerome Henry Shanaberger III, 33, of Naples, Fla., was killed in Iraq March 24, 2004, when he was ambushed during the investigation of a suspicious vehicle. He was assigned to the 21st Military Police Co., 16th Military Police Brigade, based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Shawn Suzch, 32, was one of five soldiers who died on March 10, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq. They were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Shawn died when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device. He was in the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, GA.
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On the Vietnam War Memorial...
Marvin Goodman, Jr.
W. Kenneth Lawson
James E. Lowdermilk
Victor D. Spray
Howard D. Hop Weeks
Daniel M. Brown
Jim R. Goolsby
Raymond R. Mays
Robert A. Mann
Michael G. Dinkins
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

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


In Honor Of: who gave their lives in World War I, II and Korea

Marker Text:
To the memory of those who gave their lives in World War I & II, Korea CLARENCE ALDERMAN DONALD G. BARBER HENRY T. BASS, JR. ALBERT BERKA, JR. WILLIAM GOODWIN VERNON M. KING CLAUDE LEITNER PETE LEITNER DURWARD LIGHTSEY L.P. MERCER, JR. JAMES A. THOMAS HERMAN K. WATFORD JAMES L. ANDERSON JAMES E. MORGAN JAMES B. SMITH EARL H. HANSEL


Who Put it Here?: Veterans Memorial Park and Walls of Honor Committee

Description of Memorial:
This memorial is located on the main road through town. There's plenty of parking nearby. There's also a tank and other military equipment located in this park. The parking for this park is on SW Park Street It's open everyday, 24 hours a day.


Date of dedication: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visited Logs must contain, at least, a picture of the monument and your GPSr. Preferably YOU at the monument with your GPSr, but we understand that some people are camera-shy.
It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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