The Tower - MIA/POW Museum - Lemay, MO
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N 38° 30.390 W 090° 16.915
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Marker on a POW guard tower replica at the POW/MIA museum.
Waymark Code: WM15N0G
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 01/24/2022
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County of marker: St. Louis County
Location of marker: Hancock Ave., just E. of Gregg Rd., POW/MIA Museum, Jefferson Barracks, Lemay
Built: 2018

Marker Text:

"The Tower"
There might not be a more recognizable symbol of the hopeless situation faced by our Prisoners of War than a stockade fence enclosure topped with barbed wire, under the Constant surveillance of a menacing guard tower. This smaller replica of Stalag 17B guard tower was designed and built by Vietnam Veteran John "Bugler Jack" Poitras with the assistance of John Pogorzelski, Sherie Pogorzelski, Terry Pogorzelski, and Ed Delaney. Materials were furnished by the Jefferson County Lumber Company. The stockade fence was donated and built by First Choice Fence of St. Louis, Missouri. The combined structure is meant to remind us that it is not always with arms that we struggle against the enemy.

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