In Memory of
All World War II Veterans
This memorial is in honor of all of the World War II veterans who were involved in the fight for the freedom of America and the free world.
Whether they fought in the Pacific or European theater, they faced a resolute and often brutal enemy; yet they possessed the inner strength and courage that kept them going on the beaches at Normandy, in the deserts of North Africa and on the islands of the South Pacific.
The actions of those who were called to duty were probably best described by the words of Admiral Nimitz: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue."
In Memory of
All Korean War Veterans
50th Anniversary July 27, 2003
They told us, "We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it." So we fought in the mountains on Heartbreak Ridge and waded ashore at Inchon.
We froze in the winter and baked in the summer sun.
At times, we were greatly outnumbered; but we still fought on and many of us gave our lives for Freedom...for Justice...and for Peace.
In Memory of
All Vietnam Veterans
This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some their lives, for a cause - freedom and honor - and came back as men with the horrors of war instilled in every fiber of their being and were never given the respect and honor they so dearly deserved from the public or United States government.
God will one day judge our actions. Until then, He will shine on the lives of each veteran now and forever more because He was with each of them in Vietnam. He is the only One that truly knows what they went through and are living with every day.
Missouri Recipients of the
Congressional Medal of Honor
Charles Bieger - Army · Charles H. DePuy - Army
James E. Flynn - Army · Joseph L. Follett - Army
Henry F. Frizzell - Army · M.R. William Grebe - Army
Fitz W. Guerin - Army · Nathaniel M. Gwynne - Army
Henry A. Hammel - Army · Louis T. Hunt - Army
Dennis T. Kirby - Army · William W. McCammon - Army
Joseph M. Pesch - Army · Ambrose Porter - Army
Howell G. Trogden - Army · John W. Wagner - Army
William M . Wherry - Army · Joseph Wortick - Army
James Anderson - Army · Abram B. Brant - Army · William C. Bryan - Army · William Evans - Army · Nicholas Foran - Army · Thomas H. Forsyth - Army · George Geiger - Army · William P. Hall - Army · Mosher A. Harding - Army · Frank E. Hill - Army · Michael A. McCann - Army · Albert W. McMillian - Army · Fred Myers - Army · Adam Neder - Army · Samuel D. Phillips - Army · Edwin Phoenix - Army · Charles Schroeter - Army · Robert B. Scott - Army · Charles Sheppard - Army · John H. Shingle - Army · Charles E. Smith - Amry · Christian Steiner - Army · Charles Taylor - Army · Leroy H. Vokes - Army · Enoch R. Weiss - Army · Henry Wills - Army
Archie Miller - Army · Charles W. Ray - Army · Edward White - Army
Louis R. Galennie - Marine Corps
Fred H. McGuire - Navy
Julius C. Townsend - Navy
World War I
John H. Balch - Navy · Charles D. Barger - Army · John L. Barkley - Army · Arthur J. Forrest - Army · M. Waldo Hatler - Army · Alexander R. Skinker - Army
2nd Haitian Campaign
William R. Button - Marine Corps · Herman H. Hanneken - Marine Corps
World War II
Herbert H. Burr - Army · Darrell S. Cole - Marine Corps · Albert L. David - Navy · Samuel C. Fuqua - Navy · James H. Howard - Army Air Corps · Willy F. James, Jr - Army · Ova A. Kelley - Army · Edward H. "Butch" O'Hare - Navy · George Phillips - Marine Corps · Paul F. Riordan - Army · Joe C. Specker - Army
Billie G. Kanell - Army · Charles R. Long - Army
Richard G. Wilson - Army
William E. Adams - Army · Donald E. Ballard - Navy · Danny J. Petersen - Army · George K. Sisler - Army
Peace Time Awards
August Holtz - Navy · Robert W. Cary - Navy