Veterans Memorial Park
Marion, Guadalupe County, Texas


Dedication Pictures

The walls are W.W.I, W.W.II, Korea and Vietnam.  Another wall lists the Casualties and one POW.  The POW is still living. 
All W.W.I names are deceased.  As for the W.W.II, Korea and Vietnam some are alive and some dead. 
The two dedications were last May 22, 2005 for W.W.I and W.W.II, POW and Casualties. 
Then in November 2005 we dedicated the wall to Korea and Vietnam. 
Both ceremonies were moving. It was a time of joy and sadness for many families of Veterans that attended..
Many came from other states, lots of dignitaries, families of vets and just plain citizens.
Jackie Valentien <jrval59@gvec.net>
Please note:  Jackie sent the complete list of all Veterans that are shown on the Memorials.

Pictures were taken by Sarah Reveley

Park
Marion Park

Doners
Park Committe Members - Park Donors

Park Committee

Mayor Glenn Hild
Dr. Tom DeKunder
Gilbert Brietzke
James Gray
Dorothy Mills
Bryon Nichols
Dena Rittimann
Alma Rosenbrock
Leonard Rosenbrock
Roger Scheffel
Jackie Valentien
Dorothy Wosnig

Park Donors

Carter Memorials
Weber Electric
Schulz Nursery
Marion State Bank
Hild Brothers, Inc.
KDJ Insurance
Pic N Pack
Elite Masonry, Inc.
Elaine Kierum
Larry Karrer
Phil Karrer
Fred Zipp
Earl Schwab
Bennie Valchar
Doug Gerhart
Jimmy Frieda
Jacob Frieda
Jim Missildine


Monument 1
Killed In Action, POW, Dedication and WW I

Killed In Action and POW

Corporal Nelson B. Buch
St. Lo France July 09, 1944
National Archives #38032909
Marion High School 1936
EC4 Olin Eugene Fritz
KIA Battle of the Bulge Dec. 28, 1944
National Archives #38156967
Santa Clara Rural School
PFC. Gerado Rodriguez
Died in Prison Corregidor 1944
National Archives #38030900
Santa Clara Rural School
PFC. Lee Jay Schulz
KIA Battle of the Bulge Mar 04 1945
National Archives #38678673
Marion High School 1939
GM3 Monroe Stapper
KIA Pacific June 1, 1943
National Archives #06247107
Clemens Rural School
Pvt. Monroe D. Ulrich
Died of Wounds Siegfried Line Germany
March 05, 1945
National Archives #38679844

Prisoner of War


Alton Dreyer
341st Bomb Group Squadron 511
Shot down - Captured Sept. 12, 1944
Liberated April 18, 1945
Marion High School 1940



City of Marion
Veterans Community Park
This park is dedicated to all Marion Community residents
who have served in the military since the establishment of
the  city in 1877.  The community of Marion is proud of its
citizens who have chosen to serve our country in the
armed forces of the United States of America.  We also
recognize the contributions of those veterans who
made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

Dedicated on May 22, 2005
City Council of Marion, Texas

This park was funded by a Lower Colorado River Authority Community
Development Grant and donations from Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative
We gratefully acknowledge their contribution to our community park.



World War I Veterans

Edgar Achterberg
August F. Brietzke
Julius H. Bulgerin
Daniel Chavera, Sr.
James E. Davis
Everette C. Deeds
Alfred Ebert
August G. Ebert
Edwin Foerster
Herman Franke
Oscar Franke
Alvin Haecker
George Hild
Walter Hild
Simon R. Hoese
Edwin Koch, Sr.
Alex Kropp
Alfred Kropp
Louis Krueger
Max Leissner
Ernest A. Loeffler
Alvin Pfannstiel
Edwin Pfannstiel
Edwin H. Rawe
Rudolph Rennspies
Benno Ruedrich
Reno H. Ruedrich
Edwin Schneider
Udo Schulz
Alvin Schwab
Egon H. Staats
Anton Stapper
Louis H. Stolte
Alvin Tasto
Alfred A. Wahl
Willie Winkelman
Rudolph Wolfshohl
Alfred Wosnig
Henry Wuest
Arthur Zuehl
Willie Zunker



Monument 1
World War II Veterans


World War II Veterans

Arthur Albrecht
Edward O. Altwein
George T. Bauer
Herbert Bauer
Reno Bauer
Franklin Behrens, Sr.
Nolan Behrens
Ferdinand Bielke
Herman Billnitzer
Theodore Billnitzer
Monroe Boeck
Wilroy Boeck
Robert M. Bolton
Marvin H. Borchers
Leslie Bretzke
Alton Brietzke
Edwin Brietzke
Gilbert Brietzke
Richard Brietzke, Sr.
Gregorio Calderon
Gumecindo Calderon
Inez Calderon
Sabino Calderon
Celestino Carranza
Daniel Chavera, Jr.
Esteven Cruz
Marvin E. Eisenhauer
Helmuth Ewald
Kenneth E. Foerster
Leroy H. Foerster
Franklin R. Franke
Atlee Fritz
George Gerdes, Jr.
Werner J. Goerke
William R. Gray, Sr.
Monroe A. Grote
Alvin Haecker
Donald R. Hartmann
Melvin E. Hartmann
Warren Hausechild
Stanley L. Helmke
Edward W. Helmke
Harry Heisohn
Joseph Henzen
Cleburne Hild
Franklin Hild
Leslie Hild
Elton Hoese
Lawrence Hoffman
Anton Huebinger
James Huebinger
Raymond H. Huebinger
Vincent Huebinger
Vincent E. Jerrett
Littleton M. Jones
Edwin Koch, Jr.
John Koch
Elmo E. Koehler
Myron Koehler
Ramos Koehler
Wallace Koehler
Raymond Koenig
Edwin W. Kopplin
Floyd Krueger
Milton Krueger, Jr.
Preston Krueger
Russell Krueger
Raymond Lampman
Sinton Lampman
Lee Roy J. Lehman
Elgin Loeffler
Elmer C. Looff, Jr.
Edgar Luensmann
Andres Lujan
Cruz Lujan
Juan Lujan
Pedro Lujan
Edgar T. Marx, Sr.
Walter Frank Marx
Felix Mueller
Elmer Nickel
Floyd Orth
Hebert O. Pape
Alfonso Pausewang
August H. Pfannstiel
Raymond Pfannstiel
Eugene T. Preuss
Marvin C. Preuss
Jack Reichmuth
William E. Reichmuth, Jr.
Milton F. Reiley
Elroy O. Reinhard
Randolph Reindhard
Fritz Rusch
Guswin Rusch
Reuben Rusch
Edward Schievelbein
Herbert Schmidt
Nelton Schmidt
Alfred A. Schneider
Arlon C. Schneider
Dickson G. Schneider
Hugo Schneider
Virgil L. Schneider
Vernon Schultz
Alwin Schultze
Elgin Schultze
Vernon Schultze
Ben Schulz
Elroy O. Schulz
Eugene F. Schulz
Hugo D. Schulz, Jr.
Martin Schulz
Ray Joy Schulz
Udo Leander Schulz
Usto Schulz
Milton Schumann
Reno O. Schumann
Percy Schumann
Albin H. Schuster
Walter W. Schuster
Raymond Schwab
Willie Sczech
Edgar D. Smith
Hamilton G. Stahl
Edgar O. Staats
Gilbert A. Staats
Frank Steinback
Arthur J. Stoll
Antonio T. Valdez
Cecilio T. Valdez
Jesus M. Valdez
Napoleon T. Valdez
Severiano Valdez
Monroe W. Vogel
Elvin Voges
Eugene Voigt
Fritz Voigt
Kermit Voss
Edward A. Wagner
Herbert Weber
Christian Weber, Jr.
Jerome Wesch
Elton Wetz
Clifton Wieters
Alonzo Wohlfahrt
George W. Wohlfahrt
Roland Wohlfahrt
Ralston Wolford
Elwin C. Wolter
Harold E. Wolter
Alfred Zillman
Erlath Zuehl
Henry Zuehl, Jr.
Norman Zuehl
Waldemar R. Zuehl


Monument 2
Korea and Vietnam Veterans


Korean Veterans

Leslie Achterberg
Howard Altenhof
Margarito Avila
Bruno Baerwald
Raymond D. Bauer
Franklin Behrens, Jr.
Nolan Behrens
Delvin Bielke
Edward Bielke, Jr.
Reno Bielke, Jr.
Richard Brietzke, Jr.
William G. Brietzke
Jesus D. Camarillo
Vincente D. Camarillo
Isidro Campos
Januard Cielencki
Gualalupe De La Cruz
David Espinoza
Daniel Ewald
Jesse Ewald
Marvin Ewald
Melvin Ewald
Malcom Gerdes
James W. Gray
Ewald Haas
Elroy Haecker
Gordon Hartmann
Leon Helmke
Lester Helmke
Charlie Hoffmann
Jerome Huebinger
John Huebinger, Jr.
Inmor D. Jenkins
Benjamin F. Karrass
Mancel King
Willie L. King
Leeland Koehler
Aubrey Krueger
Doyle Krueger
Neal Krueger
Herbert Lambrecht
Olen Ray Leissner
Howard Luensmann
Johnnie L. Luensmann
Roland Luensmann
Willie Luensmann
Edwin Merz
Arno Meyer
Robert Miller, Jr.
Lucio Pantoja
Francisco Perez
Henry Perkins
Sam Perkins
Gilmer Poss
Virgil Rawe
Ronald R. Reinhard
Leonard Rosebrock
Melroy Schneider
Max Schuchardt
Willie L. Schultze
Robert L. Schulze
Vernon Schwab
Alberto Sifuentes
Vilbry Sorrell
Dennis Tasto
Frankie Teeler
Norman Wahl
Cleburne E. Warncke
Kermeth J. Warncke
Delvin Weber
Roger Wesch
Clifton H. Wetz
Elmon Wiedner, Jr.
Randolph Wohfahrt
Ralston Wolford
Kermit R. Wosnig
Morris W. Wosnig
Erlath Zuehl, Jr.
Erlath Zuehl, Sr.



Vietnam Veterans

Robert Acuna
Edward Bielke, Jr.
Melvin Boeck
Charles R. Burleson
Jesus D. Camarillo
Frank Cochran
Douglas Cochran
Clarene Cunningham
Riley Cunningham
Bruce Deatherage
Duane A. Dreyer
Roger Garza
Larry Gembler
Malcom Gerdes
Michael Gerdes
James W. Gray
William R. Gray, Jr.
Harold H. Haecker
Fritz Hartfield
Leroy Hartfield
Linda Howard
Rufus Hudgins
Walter Irvin
Benjamin F. Karrass
Elton Kierum, Jr.
Douglas Krueger
Jerry Littlefield
Alejardo Lujan
Lazaro Lujan
Willie C. McIntyre
Larry McMeans
Fred Mendoza
Alvin Miller
Ernesto Ochoa
Ray J. Pfannstiel
Pablo Ramirez
Ethel Richerson
Alvino Rodriguez
Jesus Rodriguez
Santiago Rodriguez
Herbert Ruffin
Richard Ruffin
Clyde Schultze
Addison Sheppard
Sherman Sheppard
Alfred Simmons
Dennis Tasto
Ernest Taylor
William Taylor
Gary L. Warncke
Alfred H. Warncke, Jr.
Karen S. Weinstein
Vernon Winkelmann, Jr.
Robert Zuehl, Jr.
Joe Zuniga



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