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Emilio Barbosa Memorial

  • Location: Middle of park
  • Description: Plaque
  • Materials: Bronze and granite
  • Dimensions: H: 1'4" W: 1'4"
  • Cast: ca. 1996
  • Dedicated: August 30, 1996
  • Foundry: Art In Bronze
  • Donor: Joseph Barbosa
  • Inscription: IN MEMORIAM / ON MARCH 27, 1945 / PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EMILIO BARBOSA WAS KILLED IN ACTION / ABOARD THE USS NEVADA BB-36 WHEN HIS 20MM TURRET / AS STRUCK BY A JAPANESE KAMIKAZE AT OKINAWA SHIMA. / --- / THIS VETERAN OF D-DAY IN EUROPE WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED / THE BRONZE STAR WITH COMBAT "V" FOR HEROIC SERVICE / DURING THE ATTACK. / --- / A NATIVE OF NICARAGUA, PFC BARBOSA GREW UP ON PINEHURST AVENUE / IN WASHINGTON HEIGHTS AND ATTENDED LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS. / HE ENLISTED IN THE MARINE CORPS AT THE AGE OF SEVENTEEN. / --- / THIS PLAQUE, ERECTED IN 1996, HONORS HIS VALOR AND DUTY / TO COUNTRY ALONG WITH THE OTHER MARINES WHO SACRIFICED / THEIR LIVES SO THAT WE MAY LIVE IN FREEDOM. / --- / PFC EMILIO BARBOSA / 1926-1945 / UNITED STATES MARINES CORPS /

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