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Monuments and memorials dedicated or commemorated to specific veterans or units for their outstanding careers. This can be for on duty or off duty commemorations and for single or multiple people. The specific purpose of the memorials posted in this category is to be primarily focused on a particular person or unit. This category is not for memorials which are primarily focused on a specific war(s).
Expanded Description:

There are many memorials dedicated to veterans, units, and military career fields which commemorate their actions throughout their military service. There are also many which commemorate single acts of courage or deeds they did during peacetime. This category is established to list these kinds of memorials which are not war specific.

These memorials come in many forms such as stone structures, plaques, buildings, trees, gardens, parks, walkways, lakes, etc.

These memorials may even list more than one veteran or unit, but the intent of the memorials listed here are to commemorate the people/units and not a particular war(s). A veteran or unit being commemorated for off-duty service may also be listed in this category.

If the memorial you are marking was established mainly to commemorate a listing of people who served in a specific war or campaign, then it should be placed in a different corresponding category. Take a look at the other categories for veterans and wars to be sure of the exact category your waymark should be placed in.

Veteran graves are not intended for this category even though they are a kind of memorial. This category does not include grave memorials.
CLARIFICATION 8/12/21
Just so there is absolutely no confusion - a veteran grave is defined as any kind of a headstone in cemetery or other location. It does not matter if there is actual body buried in the location - this is called a cenotaph and will not be accepted. The Specific Veteran Memorial category is not intended to be the waymarking of headstones.

Examples of memorials to be listed here which are dedicated to:
- a specific veteran and lists his/her achievements during their service, whether or not that service is for a specific war.
- a specific veteran and generally honors their service.
- one or two veterans for an act they did not related to a war.
- a specific veteran for the volunteer support they gave to a community.
- one or two military units which lists their achievements during their activated time.
- a peacetime deed or act done by a veteran or unit.
- honoring a specific veteran who deceased due to non war circumstances.
- honoring a specific military career field or MOS.
- honoring a specific military naval vessel (since these are similar to "units" in other branches of the military).
- etc.

Examples of memorials not to be listed in this category that are dedicated to:
- a listing of veterans that generalizes their service as "For their service", "For those who Serve",etc. These should be placed in the Non-Specific Veteran Memorials category. This includes those memorials placed by specific groups: cities, counties, states, VFW Posts,etc., that have listings of Veterans that are only related to the group and not to a specific unit.
- a specific war(s). Place those in a category listed in the War directory.
- a war memorial that lists veterans who served in a particular war
- any (personal or family) headstone in a cemetery - this includes cenotaphs where the service member is buried elsewhere, but honored with a headstone in the cemetery.
- a service member's Vietnam POW/MIA status.

If it is unclear if a memorial you would like to submit should be placed in this category, please email us with a description/pictures of you memorial and any questions you have. Or you can submit the waymark to this category with private notes why you think it should be placed in this category and we will review it.

 

Instructions for Posting a Specific Veteran Memorials Waymark:

1. Mission:
The specific purpose of the memorials posted in this category is to be focused on a particular person or unit. This category is not for memorials which are primarily focused on a specific war(s).

2. Long Description:
UPDATE - 4/24/20 A physical description of the Memorial is now required - construction materials used, physical aspects of the memorial, any inscriptions, description of the area where the memorial is placed. Any waymarks having just the inscription listed in the long description will be denied - previous entries will be grandfathered.

3. Photographs:
At least one original, non-copyrighted photograph is required of the item you are marking, but more are preferred. If the item has a plaque, a close up photograph of the plaque is required. This close up must be readable in the picture. If it is a large plaque, you may want to take additional photographs.

4. Naming Convention:
The title of each waymark will include the name of the monument followed by the City and State. The title will look like this example highlighted in red: 119th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument - Gettysburg, PA

5. Additional Logging Requirements:
Do not request additional visiting requirements above what is required by this category.

UPDATE 10/8/12: Memorials or monuments composed of individual parts should be treated as a single waymark - DO NOT waymark the individual parts.

CLARIFICATION 1/20/15 The Specific Veteran monument being waymarked MUST be of the honorees military service. Those Memorials of a general nature where the honoree happened to be a veteran will not be approved. An example would be the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC where Abraham Lincoln was a Captain in the Black Hawk War. The Memorial makes no mention of that service. This is a clarification of the first two bullet points of the examples given.

UPDATE 7/13/18 As of this date, the category will not accept highway signage that designates a highway or a stretch of highway as being "XXX Highway". Although these signs honor a veteran, they do not give any further information about the honoree. Also, there isn't a safe way to stop to get pictures and/or coordinates, especially along an interstate highway. Therefore, because of these considerations, all such signs will be DENIED.
***CLAIRIFICATION 2/13/21 ***
Just so there is no confusion as to what kinds of street markers will or won't be accepted - NONE of these markers will be accepted, whether they are on highway signage or regular street signage for the reasons given above.

UPDATE 12/1/19: Please note - the Specific Veterans category is mutually exclusive of the Non-Specific Veterans and the Citizens Memorials category. No cross-waymarking from these categories is allowed.

CLARIFICATION - 2/17/2022 This is a category for VETERANS ONLY!!! Should the attached plaque have ANY mention of non-Veterans, this disqualifies the waymark in this category - please post in the Citizen's category.

Historical Markers are allowed in this category provided they do more than just describe battles. Facts about individual persons or units MUST be provided in the text - more than just someone was killed or that a unit was present. Further information about the individual is and has always been required. Descriptions of just battles have always been denied.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

*(1.)* Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit.
*(2.)* If you have additional information about the memorial which is not listed in the waymark description, please notify the waymark owner to have it added, and please post the information in your visit log.
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This memorial to Cpl. Larry E. Caldwell is in at the VFW Post 3656 War Memorial - in Bristow, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/1/2022

last visited: never

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Located at the VFW War Memorial, this monument is in honor of Oklahoma's 45th Infantry Division.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/22/2019

last visited: 5/1/2022

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Specific Veteran MemorialsSgt. IC Donald J. Hurt - Bristow, OK

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This memorial to Sgt. Hurt is located in the VFW War Memorial.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/22/2019

last visited: 5/1/2022

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Specific Veteran MemorialsMajor Quince L. Brown - VFW War Memorial - Bristow, OK

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This monument to Quince L. Brown is located in VFW War Memorial on the west side of Bristow.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/22/2019

last visited: 5/1/2022

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Specific Veteran MemorialsAviation Mate Clifford Murl Satterfield - Bristow, OK

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Bristow VFW Post 3656 has dedicated this piece of artillery to Clifford Satterfield.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/22/2019

last visited: 5/1/2022

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Specific Veteran Memorials1st Lt. Robert F. Trigalet - Bristow, OK

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This display is dedicated to 1st Lt. Robert Trigalet who died while fighting in the Vietnam War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/24/2019

last visited: 5/1/2022

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Specific Veteran MemorialsBlack, Mayberry and Grundy - Clearview, OK

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Though this memorial has a general dedication to all those who fought, it specifically memorializes three men from this town who gave their lives during wartime.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/7/2018

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsMajor William H. (Hank) Miesner, Jr. - Veteran's Park - Broken Arrow, OK

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Sculpture of Broken Arrow H.S. graduate Major William H. Miesner, located in Veteran's Park along with a Women's War Memorial and statue honoring Colonel Ernest "Chief" Childers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/30/2010

last visited: 12/11/2019

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Specific Veteran MemorialsPawnee Rough Riders - Pawnee, OK

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This monument is dedicated to the Rough Riders from Pawnee County, OK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/24/2021

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsDavid Esau Climer Memorial - Shawnee, OK

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This memorial consists of a bell, honoring David Climer, a Navy veteran of World War II.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/7/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsUSS Oklahoma Memorial - Shawnee, OK

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This is a full-scale replica of the bow anchor from the U.S.S. Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/1/2017

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsWorld War I Memorial - Luther, OK

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A monument to the "World's War" when they thought this was the world to end all wars, and there would be no other.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 2/16/2011

last visited: 9/14/2019

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Specific Veteran MemorialsCarl Thomas Thompkins and Earl Junior White - Choctaw, OK

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This memorial that honors two veterans (Carl Thomas Thompkins and Earl Junior White) is part of the Choctaw Veterans Memorial in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/14/2022

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsPaul Henry Carr - Checotah, OK

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A memorial to Gunner's Mate 3rd Class, Paul Henry Carr, stands near the entrance to the Katy Depot Museum and Visitors Center, 100 Paul Carr Dr, Checotah, OK, providing a biography of this sailor who was killed in World War II.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/20/2018

last visited: 8/4/2020

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Specific Veteran MemorialsRobert C. Smith - Muskogee, OK

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Robert C. Smith is recognized with this monument in a place of honor on the south end of Booker T. Washington Cemetery in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/22/2021

last visited: never

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Specific Veteran MemorialsTerry L. May - University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond, OK

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Plaque honoring Terry L. May, commander of UCO's Broncho Battalion from 1985-1989

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/17/2011

last visited: 9/14/2018

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Specific Veteran MemorialsDawn of Hope - Russell Dougherty - Edmond, Oklahoma

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Statue and memorial for Edmond's own Russell Dougherty, WWII Bomber Pilot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/29/2010

last visited: 7/30/2018

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Specific Veteran MemorialsStaff Sergeant Elmer "Larry" Holden - Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK

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This tree is dedicated to a missing Airman, who's remains were found and return to the United States from Vietnam.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/21/2009

last visited: 1/14/2022

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Specific Veteran MemorialsMajor Charles B. Hall & The Tuskegee Airmen - Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK

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Memorial celebrating Major Charles B. Hall & The Tuskegee Airmen.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/21/2009

last visited: 1/14/2022

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Specific Veteran MemorialsCompany G - 179th Infantry Regiment - Oklahoma City, OK

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In honor of those who served

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/30/2010

last visited: 6/21/2016

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Specific Veteran Memorials179th Infantry Regiment - Oklahoma City, OK

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In memory of those who served and died from the 179th Infantry Regiment

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/4/2010

last visited: 6/21/2016

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Specific Veteran MemorialsCompany L - 179th Infantry Regiment, Oklahoma City, OK

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Freedom is not Free

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/31/2010

last visited: 6/21/2016

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Specific Veteran MemorialsCompany B - 179th Infantry Regiment - Oklahoma City, OK

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Dedicated to honor those in "B" Company who served in Korea

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/31/2010

last visited: 6/21/2016

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Specific Veteran MemorialsHoldenville Remembers - 45th Infantry Div Museum - Oklahoma City, OK

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A memorial to those who served

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/30/2010

last visited: 6/21/2016

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Specific Veteran MemorialsMovin' On - 279th Infantry - Oklahoma City, OK

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A memorial to those who served, are serving, and will serve

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/4/2010

last visited: 6/21/2016

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