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#26 patches

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:04 PM

This one is in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

In Hell's Kitchen.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

Washington Heightrs, Inwood, Manhattan.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:07 PM

Here a small one, this is right down the road from me, Named after Private Frank C Prokop, Ridgewood Queens New York, Died of Wounds. Unfortanately I can not find the unit he was in or date of action when he was hit, I just spent 15 to 20 minutes cruising around and came up with nothing as of yet. I will update if unit is found. I did however find a site that list ALL New York State's WW dead, this is where I found Prokop's Rank and catogory of death, DOW. I will post this site in the other forums.

This stone is on a very small traffic island at the intersection of a very heavily traveled FORK and for years and years has remained unscathed, but in the link posted, you will see, it that it has had some rough times in recent years, it however as I write, back up and still standing tall.

http://www.timesnews...s/MONUMENT.html

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:01 PM

Thought you might enjoy this photo taken on Armistice Day in NYC sometime in the 1930's.

Surprised no one noticed, but the honor guard is carrying German GEW 98 rifles, not US M1903's or M1917's as would be expected.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

I was in Manhattan on business earlier this week, and happened across the Central Park memorial to the 107th Infantry. It is quite impressive--certainly a unique piece of sculpture. I also found the statue/memorial to the 7th NYNG's service in the Civil War, on the other side of the park, and the USS Maine memorial. Seeing all three made me forget the long flight from Missouri and the hassles with the airlines. Sadly, the statue of General Sherman at the southern end of Central Park was less impressive--a great monument, but sadly in need of some restoration work.

Great photos--thanks for posting.

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Yes I remember this one, the 7th NY.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

Came to me, another WWI memorial, this one in Rockaway Beach Queens, right at the foot of the Bridge that crosses Jamacia Bay and gives access to all the Rockaways.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

Next up will the famous one located in Central Park right out side the Stone wall along 5th Avenue, it commemorates the 107th Infantry, 27th Division NYNG, this unit Division as we know fought up North in the British sector, thus the scupltor giving the men the correct Lee Enfield rifles that were used by these Troops.



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Came across these differant views, realistic isn't it, the scupltor really caught the facial expressions here. The Sculptor was if you can believe a Sergeant in the Regiment in the World War Karl IIIava who not only sculpted it but designed it too.
http://www.google.co...iw=1280&bih=632

BTW while one of the men, the one on the left still has his bayonet slightly bent, I can remember back in the mid 80s some yoyo climbed up on the monument and bent that bayonet on the lead soldier really bad, the one that's bareheaded, took awhile to get it bent back or replaced, which ever they did

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

This is another one in Central Park a more humble one, dedicated to the fallen of the 77th Statue of Liberty Division's 307th Infantry.

http://ctmonuments.n...grove-new-york/

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

Great tour of my old home town's War Monuments. Thanks.....Bobgee

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

Great tour of my old home town's War Monuments. Thanks.....Bobgee



It was a labor of love finding them and posting and describing them, I glad you liked the topic.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:40 PM

Came across this one in the lower West Village, in Abingdon Square.

 

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:42 PM

And the Greenpoint Brooklyn monument done by the German born sculptor Carl Augustus Heber, sculptor of the 1905 statue of General Sheridan in Somerset Ohio.

 

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:58 PM

Found this little interesting World War monument, it's in Staten Island and called the Travis WWI mermorial, it is located at the corner of Cannon Avenue and Victory Boulvard in a neighborhood called Travis. No idea on the Artillery piece, clearly 19th century.

 

Not sure what it says there Advance Over The Top?

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And the rear of the Stone showing the WW dead from this neighborhood.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:24 PM

Patches,

 Not to resurrect a thread but there are quite a bunch of War Memorials located on Staten Island. There is the Span Am soldier on the corner of Victory and Bay St. There is one in Rosebank on Tompkins ave. One on Father Capodano Blvd in Midland Beach. The one in Travis has  a 6 pound gun in front of it. There is the Joseph Merrill Plaque in Clove Lakes which tells of how he came to be awarded the MOH in WW2. If you really want to see some great monuments go to Greenwood Cemetery in BK they have some wonderful ones from the CW.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:28 PM

There is also a monument to Angel Mendez at Mount Loretto. Angel Mendez was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously in VN 1967. Then there is the VN memorial that list the 87 dead from SI in VN on the corner of Manor RD and Martlings ave. These are all places I grew up going to and always struck me as very solemn places.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:34 PM

It is okay to resurrect  an old thread if you have new information.  This is fine.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 04:05 AM

For anyone interested, there is a book called Out of Fire and Valor that documents war memorials in the New York City area. I think most, if not all, of the memorials mentioned in this thread are discussed in that book.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:27 AM

Patches,

 Not to resurrect a thread but there are quite a bunch of War Memorials located on Staten Island. There is the Span Am soldier on the corner of Victory and Bay St. There is one in Rosebank on Tompkins ave. One on Father Capodano Blvd in Midland Beach. The one in Travis has  a 6 pound gun in front of it. There is the Joseph Merrill Plaque in Clove Lakes which tells of how he came to be awarded the MOH in WW2. If you really want to see some great monuments go to Greenwood Cemetery in BK they have some wonderful ones from the CW.

Mack

Posted the Travis one already and the one in Pleasant Plains.

 

But on your tip I found Rosebank SI, De Matti Park/Playground named in memory of Nicholas De Matti, De Matti was a Private in Company K, 310th Infantry, 78th Division, and a Staten Island native. He KIA in the Mihiel Sector at St. North Thiaucourt, France on September 26, 1918. Not sure if there's a statue there, maybe a plaque. And another one, on Forest Avenue in West Brighton

a Park/Playground. McDonald Playground.

 

Austin J. McDonald 1892-1918 was born in the City, but apparantly moved at some point over to Staten Island, and graduated from Curtis High School in Staten Island, and then from City College in 1913. He also studied at New York University and was employed as an auditor for the Penn Coal and Oaks Company. McDonald enlisted in the NG, taken into Company E, 107th Infantry, 27th Division on April 6, 1917, and was killed in action at St. Quentin Canal, Hindenburg Line, France, on September 29, 1918. His body was eventualy brought back to the United States by his family and reinterred in the Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Again not sure if a statue of McDonald is here, possibly a plaque

 

 

 

 



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:05 PM

If you ever get a chance there is also a Memorial that few know about at West Shore Little League  that lists every Staten Islander killed in a conflict from the CW to today. I grew up playing in McDonald park and never knew the history thank you for enlightening me.

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:16 PM



If you ever get a chance there is also a Memorial that few know about at West Shore Little League  that lists every Staten Islander killed in a conflict from the CW to today. I grew up playing in McDonald park and never knew the history thank you for enlightening me.

Mack

A lot late I know, but here's the location in question, believe it or not I seen this once, oh back in 07, was working for a day near by and had a lot of down time, I discovered the field and looked aroundand seen the stone memorials, very interesting.

 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:20 PM



Found images of WWI memorials from around my neck of the woods in Queens, one can put there Great War Memorials up here, whether here in America, Great Britian, or Over there in France. tghis one is in Richmond Hill Queens, it called the Buddy memorial, just to the rear is a less large plaque, honering WWII Medal of Honor recipent Joseph E Schaefer 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, a Richmond Hill boy, a living recipent, he lived for years in the old neibourhood.

Here's another view of the Buddy Memorial I found.

 

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