Tampa POW/MIA (HM9T8)

Location: Tampa, FL 33602 Hillsborough County
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Country: United States of America
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N 27° 56.843', W 82° 27.462'

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Throughout history we have answered
our country's call to arms,
for freedom, for justice,
for self-determination of an ally,
we have served, and sometimes paid
in grim coin the price exacted,

Through no fault of ours,
somehow we are left
on foreign shores,

Some of us lie in unmarked graves,
some of us remain behind prison bars
and some of us serve as slave laborers;
Yet all of us yearn to be
returned to the land of our birth,

Whether to live out the remainder
of our lives in freedom,
or to rest in peace, at last
in our native soil -
America, America, bring us home - someday.

Missing in action
World War II - 78,751
Korea - 8,177
Vietnam [ blanked ]

The Citizens of Tampa, Florida salute
Our American POW/MIAS
You Are Not Forgotten
February 19, 1987
HM NumberHM9T8
Year Placed1987
Placed ByCitizens of Tampa
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 9:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 356596 N 3092228
Decimal Degrees27.94738333, -82.45770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 56.843', W 82° 27.462'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 56' 50.58" N, 82° 27' 27.72" W
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Area Code(s)813, 727, 305, 863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 N Franklin St, Tampa FL 33602, US
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I Saw The Marker

My daughter Michele and I designed this marker. This was the winner in a City of Tampa contest for a memorial honoring American servicemen missing or POW's in the Vietnam War. We were honored that our design was chosen and now hangs on City Hall Plaza. You may see a photo of the plaque on our website:
www.thereluctantsorority.com That is also the title of my book, The Reluctant Sorority - referring to the fact that no wife wants to be forced to join the 'sisterhood of widows' as a result of the death of her husband in war. I will upload a photo to this site soon.....

Oct 29, 2015 at 10:36am PDT by danaka

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