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Sergeant Joseph E. Schaefer Memorial map_it

  • Location: Park Lane South, Myrtle Avenue
  • Description: Octagonal planter
  • Materials: Granite
  • Dedicated: May 25, 1987
  • Inscription: 1. SGT. JOSEPH E. SCHAEFER / MEDAL OF HONOR /

    2. SGT. JOSEPH E. SCHAEFER / COMPANY I 18TH INFANTRY / FIRST INFANTRY DIVISION / UNITED STATES ARMY ['1' in shield] /

    3. AWARDED CONGRESSIONAL / MEDAL OF HONOR / IN 1944 /

    4. DEFENDED AMERICAN POSITION / AT STOLBERG, GERMANY / 24, SEPTEMBER 1944 /

    5. WORLD WAR II - KOREA / 1941-1945 --- 1950-1951 /

    6. RESIDENT OF RICHMOND HILL / FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS /

    7. SGT. SCHAEFER'S INDOMITABLE / COURAGE AND HIS DETERMINATION / WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR STOPPING / AN ENEMY BREAKTHROUGH / PRESIDENT TRUMAN /

    8. LAST. OTHER DECORATIONS / TWO SILVER STARS, BRONZE STAR / THREE PURPLE HEARTS / THE LEGION OF MERIT / FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE /

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