Roger T. Durbin

Roger T. Durbin (HM1J0X)

Location: Berkey, OH 43504 Lucas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 42.894', W 83° 49.959'

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1920 - 2000

— Driving Force Behind the National WW II Memorial —

Side A

Roger T.Durbin
1920- 2000

According to fellow World War II veteran and US Senator Bob Dole,
Roger T. Durbin was "the public persona- the beacon- of the drive to
build a National World War II Memorial in out nation's capital". It
started with a conversation between Mr. Durbin and Congresswoman
Marcy Kaptur at a local fish fry in February 1987. Enlisting Kaptur's
support, the work to create a memorial began. Described as a
"gentleman with a square jaw, twinkling eyes, and girlish grin,"
Mr. Durbin committed himself to serving others. he was a rural letter
carrier, Richfield Township trustee, and coached Little Leaguye base-
ball. He was a veteran of the Tenth Armored (Tiger) Division and saw
action at the Battle of the Buldge. The National WW II Memorial was
dedicated May 28, 2004. Although Mr. Durbin did not live to see that
day, his determination is the reason it stands.

Side B
The National WW II in Washington D.C. was built because of
the persistence of Roger Durbin and his Congresswoman, Kaptur.
HM NumberHM1J0X
Marker Number58- 48
Year Placed2010
Placed ByGleaner South Area Fairfield Arbor Metamora Area Historical Society The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 264351 N 4622000
Decimal Degrees41.71490000, -83.83265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 42.894', W 83° 49.959'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 42' 53.64" N, 83° 49' 57.54" W
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Area Code(s)419
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11755-12055 Sylvania-Metamora Rd, Berkey OH 43504, US
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