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Clove Lakes Park

Private Joseph F. Merrell, Jr. Memorial map_it

  • Location: Adjacent to World War II Veterans Memorial Ice Skating Rink
  • Description: Tablet mounted on boulder
  • Materials: Tablet--black marble (polished); boulder--granite
  • Dimensions: Tablet 2' x 2'; Boulder H: 5' W: 5' D: 3' (all approximate)
  • Cast: ca. 1995
  • Dedicated: ca. 1995
  • Fabricator: Joseph G. Hall & Son Monuments
  • Donor: Staten Island Veterans Memorial Committee
  • Inscription: PRIVATE / JOSEPH F. MERRELL, JR. / CO. "I" 15TH INFANTRY, U.S. ARMY / BORN AUG. 21, 1926 STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. / DIED APRIAL 18, 1945 LOHE GERMANY / AWARDED THE / MEDAL OF HONOR / [etching of Congressional Medal of Honor] / "FOR A WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE HIS LIFE / SO HIS COMRADES COULD GO ON TO VICTORY." / [space] HARRY S. TRUMAN / "LEST WE FORGET"

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Clove Lakes Park Weather

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