War Hero Memorial Pinery

War Hero Memorial Pinery (HM26XN)

Location: Bloomsburg, PA 17815 Columbia County
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N 41° 0.37', W 76° 27.073'

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The Bloomsburg State Normal School Class of 1919 dedicated this memorial to 16 former students - 15 soldiers and a nurse - who died during World War I. It included sixteen trees in the shape of a six-pointed star, one for each of the fallen. By the 21st Century, only eight trees, a flagpole, and a boulder remained. In the Spring of 2002, students from the History Department and their friends set out to raise money to restore the memorial. BU Artisans planted new trees and added sixteen bronze name plaques, which now grace the newly designed brick deck — shaped like a six-pointed star. Two larger plaques are exhibited on the exterior walls of Schuylkill Dorm, since the location of the building made it impossible to replant those trees. The commitment of Bloomsburg University students, faculty, staff, administrators, and friends made this restoration possible.
Rededicated on April 25, 2003 - Let No Soldiers be Forgotten.
[Alphabetically listed]
Gabriel Adams · 1913 · Herndon
Harry Andres · 1906 · Bloomsburg
Reese Davis · 1912 · Forest City
John Hodder · 1915-1917 · Wilkes-Barre
Howard Krum · 1915 · Grovania
John Ray Kunkel · 1911 · Kulp
William Montgomery · 1915 · Orangeville

Neuberger · 1900 · Freeland
Hawley Olmstead · 1908-1911 · Taylor
Walter Page · 1915-1917 · Mt. Pleasant Mills
Meryl Grace Phillips · 1909-1911 · Muncy Valley
Earle Robbins · 1915 · Eyers Grove
Maxwell Straub · 1911-1915 · Herndon
Thomas Turner · 1906 · Bloomsburg
Karl West · 1904-1909 · Danville
David Williams · 1900 · Scranton
In memory of
Meryl Grace Phillips
Red Cross Nurse
Jefferson Hospital Unit
In memory of
Karl Groff West
1st Lieutenant
20th Aero Squadron
1st Day Bombardment Group
HM NumberHM26XN
Year Placed2003
Placed ByBloomsburg University History Students and Concerned Citizens
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 377959 N 4540455
Decimal Degrees41.00616667, -76.45121667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 0.37', W 76° 27.073'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 0' 22.2" N, 76° 27' 4.38" W
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Area Code(s)570
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Osuna Dr, Bloomsburg PA 17815, US
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