Chanute Area Veterans Memorial

Chanute Area Veterans Memorial (HM1QJE)

Location: Chanute, KS 66720 Neosho County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 38.829', W 95° 27.19'

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This memorial is dedicated to all Chanute Area Veterans, past, present and future. We must never forget the sacrifices made by these brave men and women while protecting our freedoms and our way of life.
11 November, 2013
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History of the Chanute National Guard
The Kansas National Guard Unit of Chanute was organized on 25 February 1954 as Battery B 297th Field Artillery. It was reorganized on 1 March 1957 as Battery B 195th Field Artillery, then on 1 May 1957 it was reorganized a[s] Company B 174th Military Police. On 1 April 1963, became Company A 174th Quartermaster Battalion, and during the Vietnam War they were reorganized on 15 December 1967 as Company C 3rd Battalion 137th Infantry. On 1 February 1976 the unit became Company C 891st Engineer Battalion. Many citizens of Chanute and the surrounding area have been members of the Chanute National Guard over the years, and all served proudly and honorably with many completing twenty years or more of service. The unit was ordered to active duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2006 and was instrumental in the liberation of Iraq. Many members of the unit received outstanding citations for their actions while deployed. On 20 February 2010 the unit was deactivated. Many citizens of Chanute and the surrounding area are still members of the 891st Engineer Battalion.
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HM NumberHM1QJE
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByBoerstler-May American Legion Post 170, American Legion Riders, and Concerned Citizens and Organizations
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 283573 N 4169497
Decimal Degrees37.64715000, -95.45316667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.829', W 95° 27.19'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 49.74" N, 95° 27' 11.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)620
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3428 S Santa Fe Ave, Chanute KS 66720, US
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