Thomas A. Edison High School and the Vietnam War

Thomas A. Edison High School and the Vietnam War (HM1KKE)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19133 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 59.563', W 75° 8.663'

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Sixty-four former Edison students died in service to their country during the Vietnam War between 1965 and 1971 - more than any school in the nation. These young men represent the burden and disparity of the war on poor rural and urban communities throughout America. Whether they enlisted voluntarily or were assigned draft numbers that they were unable to avoid by deferment, these men made the ultimate sacrifice
Year Placed2014
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487674 N 4426958
Decimal Degrees39.99271667, -75.14438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.563', W 75° 8.663'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 33.78" N, 75° 8' 39.78" W
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Area Code(s)215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia PA 19133, US
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