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Allamakee County 'Great War' Memorial

 

Center Stone  

Center stone and plaque, Allamakee County, Iowa WWI Memorial

 

Close up- center plaque, Allamakee County, Iowa WWI Memorial

 

     Flagpoles and memorial tablets were placed on three overlook points on Mt. Hosmer in 1928 in memory of three Lansing soldiers who lost their lives in WW1. These soldiers and their original memorial tablets are:

BECK POINT - overlooking the Mississippi River, flag pole tablet reads: Dedicated to the memory of William E. Beck, who made the supreme sacrifice for his country in the World War at Fismes, battle of Aisnes-Marine August 4, 1918.


STRONG POINT - overlooking the center of town, flag pole tablet reads: Dedicated to the memory of Robert Strong, who made the supreme sacrifice for his country in the World War, battle of the Meuse-Argonne, October 2, 1918.


GYLNN POINT - overlooking the west end of town, flag pole marker reads: Dedicated to the memory of George R. Glynn, who made the supreme sacrifice for his country in the World War at Boise de Gesme, battle of the Meuse-Argonne, October 5, 1918.

 

~source: Photos (taken October 2006) & tablet transcriptions by Sharyl Ferrall for the Iowa in the Great War, IAGenWeb Special Project.  Allamakee County IAGenWeb