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Monuments

There are many military monuments throughout the great lakes.  Here is what we are writing about lately.

  • Crew E180 Memorial at KI Sawyer Erica LeClaireThe Crew E180 memorial was established to commemorate crew members who were stationed at KI Sawyer that lost their lives after an accident at Dyess AFB in Texas in January ...
  • George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument Matthew McLaughlinThe George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument was erected to commemorate Custer’s early life and his service during the Civil War. Custer’s rise through the ranks in the US Army during ...
  • M4 Sherman Tank Alex KuehnThis is an in-depth look at the M4 Sherman tank. The original propose of this article was to take a look into the history of the M4 Sherman tank located ...
  • Benjamin D. Pritchard Captures Confederate Preside… Kalvin KrompetzBenjamin D. Pritchard served as a United States army officer. He was born in Nelson, Ohio on January 29, 1835 and unexpectedly deceased on November 26, 1907. Pritchard fought during ...
  • Oakland County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Chris GormanThe Oakland County Veterans Memorial is a monument in Oakland Country, Michigan honoring those who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era. The focal point of the memorial ...
  • Battle of Fallen Timbers Memorial Collin Lys  The Battle of Fallen Timbers Memorial was constructed to honor the American and Native soldier that died in the aforementioned battle. This battle had great significance, for it was the ...
  • Site A/Plot M Disposal Site Jordan JonesMarker at Plot M (Public Domain)In the early 1940s, the race to build an atomic weapon was raging, and the Manhattan Project was in full swing.  While scientists like Oppenheimer toiled in New Mexico designing ...
  • Germfask MI, M47 Patton Nathan AuchIn Germfask Michigan there is a tank on the side of the road.  It is part of a monument in honor of Edward James Doran who served in WWII.  The ...
  • 1st infantry Division in the First World War Joe SzczapUnder the War Department, the First Division of the United States military also known as ‘The Big Red One’ was founded on May 24, 1917 .This division although new was ...
  • First Lieutenant John Sjogren Memorial Statue Sam BraymanFirst Lieutenant John C. Sjogren was a Medal of Honor recipient and soldier in the United States Army World War II. He fought in the closing battles of the war ...
  • “Detroit’s Own Polar Bears” in Northern Russia Michael PrastThe United States had a late involvement in World War I, but few know that the U.S. had a small regiment of troops called Detroit’s Own Polar Bears deployed in ...
  • Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Neil Wilczynski“Thank God for Michigan” Those were the words of Abraham Lincoln upon the arrival of the first responders to the President’s call for volunteers.  Michigan’s involvement in the Civil War began ...
  • Colonel Delbert L. Waugh Memorial Daniel FrankColonel Delbert L. Waugh MemorialColonel Delbert L. Waugh was a lieutenant colonel in the army before he retired and worked as a pilot for Angels MedFlight.  As a result of his bravery and dedication, ...
  • Statue of Black Hawk, Oregon, IL Nicholas Dal PraThe Black Hawk Statue, also known as the “Eternal Indian”, stands on bluff overlooking the Rock River, in Lowden state park 5 miles south of Oregon. The vision and initial ...