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The Military and Vanderburgh County, Indiana
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Revolutionary War Period * Civil War Era * World War I
World War II * Korean War * Vietnam * Persian Gulf War
Iraq War * The Indiana Army National Guard in Evansville
ROTC / JROTC


Revolutionary War Period

Vanderburgh Co. Revolutionary War Memorial is Located at the Main Post Office
Ohio Valley Chapter of the Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution

PHOTOS
200th Anniversary of George Washington's Birth Marker is Located on the Old Courthouse Lawn

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Civil War Era

Confederate POWs Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery

PHOTOS
A Cannon in the Civil War Section at Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, IN.
Portion of the Civil War Section at Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, IN.
Civil War Camp Historical Marker Located in front of the Pagoda
Civil War Refugee Camp Historical Marker Located at the intersection of Blackford Ave. and 4th Street
Civil War Memorial Bench Located on the Old Courthouse Lawn
Underground Railroad Historical Marker Located at the Willard Carpenter House or WNIN Studios

RELATED SITES

Indiana in the Civil War

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World War I

The Story of Paul and Albert Funkhouser
Biographies of Vanderburgh County's WWI Gold Star Soldiers
Honor Roll of all Vanderburgh County Men who served in WWI
The Victory Oak Tree / Douglas Viele Memorial Tablet
Vanderburgh County World War I Monument (Transcription)
Speech Given at the burial of James Bethel Gresham

PHOTOS

Vanderburgh County World War I Monument
Close-up of Vanderburgh County World War I Monument
Photograph of Corporal James Bethel Gresham, Co. F., 16th Infantry, 1st Division
Gresham Memorial Home View #1
Gresham Memorial Home View #2
Gresham Memorial Home View #3
Gresham Memorial Home View #4
Culver School's World War I Memorial
Central High School's World War I Memorial
Vanderburgh County Bar Association's World War I Memorial
Oak Hill Cemetery, Grave Marker: 1st Lt. Albert Craig Funkhouser
Oak Hill Cemetery, Grave Marker: 2nd Lt. Paul Taylor Funkhouser
Oak Hill Cemetery, Grave Marker: Pvt. Douglas Viele

RELATED SITES

Visit the Doughboy Center for The Story of the American Expeditionary Force
The World War I Document Archive

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World War II

Died during World War II - Browning Funeral Home Records

PHOTOS

P-47 Thunderbolt Factory Marker

RELATED SITES

WWII U.S. Veterans Website
Dad's War: Finding and Telling Your Father's World War II Story
U.S. LST Association
Wikipedia: World War II (1939-1945)

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Korean War

Died during the Korean War

PHOTOS

Korean War Memorial Detail 1 at the Riverfront.
Korean War Memorial Detail 2 at the Riverfront.

RELATED SITES

Links to sites of interest to 2nd Infantry Division and other Korean War Veterans
Wikipedia: Korean War (1950-1953)

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Vietnam

Vanderburgh County Names from the Vietnam Memorial Washington D.C.

RELATED SITES

Gunny's Links
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page
Wikipedia: Vietnam War (1959-1975)

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Persian Gulf War

PHOTOS

Evansville's Desert Storm Memorial

Evansville's Desert Storm Memorial Detail

Evansville's Desert Storm Memorial Bench 1
PFC Jeffrey David Reel, Vincennes, IN

Evansville's Desert Storm Memorial Bench 2
PFC Mark Allen Miller, Cannelton, IN

Evansville's Desert Storm Memorial Bench 3
Petty Officer 2nd Class Alan Harden Benningfield, Evansville, IN


RELATED SITES

Wikipedia: Persian Gulf War (1991)

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Iraq War

Died during the Iraq War

March 31, 2003: National Guard Spc. William Andrew Jeffries, 39,
an Evansville native, died in a hospital in Spain, where he had been taken
after becoming ill in Kuwait. He was assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion,
152nd Infantry Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard.
Laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery

April 29 2005: PFC Darren Alan DeBlanc, 20, Evansville, was killed
when a bomb exploded nearby while he was on patrol in Baghdad. DeBlanc was
assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team,
10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
Laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery

December 30, 2005: Army Pvt. Jonathan R. Pfender, 22, Evansville, was
killed by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Bayji, Iraq.
Pfender was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment,
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
Laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery

Oct. 15, 2006: Marine Sgt. Brock A. Babb, 40, Evansville, was killed by a
roadside bomb in the Anbar province of Iraq. Assigned to the 3rd Battalion,
24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Terre Haute, Indiana.
Laid to rest in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

August 16, 2007: Army PFC Willard Powell-Kerchief, 21, Evansville, died of wounds
suffered from enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Taramiyah, Iraq.
He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry
Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington.

RELATED SITES

Wikipedia: Iraq War

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The Indiana Army National Guard in Evansville

PHOTOS

The Nighthawks
The New Evansville National Guard Armory
The Old Evansville National Guard ArmoryView 1
The Old Evansville National Guard ArmoryView 2

RELATED SITES

Visit the National Guard Website

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ROTC / Junior ROTC

Harrison High School JROTC Veteran's Day at Fairlawn Elementary School 1998

USI ROTC Program

RELATED SITES

Visit the US Army JROTC Website


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Christopher D. Myers
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August 17, 2007