Korean War - Keyes Park Veterans Memorial - Du Quoin, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 00.814 W 089° 14.250
16S E 303577 N 4209682
Quick Description: City is pronounced - Da Coin; The Veterans Memorial is here and a ceremony held each year after the Veterans Day Parade.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2017 3:41:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMVF8P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
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Long Description:

County of Memorial: Perry County
Location of Memorial: Washington St., Keyes Park, Du Quoin

Monument Text:

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY

KOREA

PFC. Haroldene Bailey
PFC. John R. Dolomas
PFC. Wayne L. Funkhouser
PVT. Jack Hamilton
PFC. Franklin J. Knight
PFC. Clifford E. Melvin
SGT. Merle E. Norris
CPL. Donald (Jack) Purdy
SGT. Donald E. Williams


KEYES PARK
The land for this City Park was donated by Chester A. Keyes who is considered the "Father of Du Quoin." He platted the city and it was officially dedicated on September 20, 1853.
Du Quoin was incorporated as a town in 1865 and the first Mayor was G.S. Smith.
Du Quoin inherited its name from an old Kakskaskian Indian Chief named Chief Jean Baptiste DuCoigne.

List if there are any visiting hours:
City park, traditionally dawn to dusk


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0


Type of memorial: Monument

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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