US Merchant Marine Memorial - St. Louis, MO
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N 38° 37.706 W 090° 11.985
15S E 743763 N 4279264
Merchant Marine Seaman and Naval Gunners during World War II.
Waymark Code: WM17DP0
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 02/02/2023
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County of memorial: St. Louis Independent City
Location of memorial: Chestnut St. & N 13th St., St. Louis
Erected: May 22, 2004
Erected by: Seafarers International Union AFL-CIO

Plaque Text:
Text of first plaque:

Dedicated to
American Merchant Marine Seaman and
Naval Armed Guard Who Lost or Risked
Their Lives for our Country In
World War II and All Wars of
This Century
All Those American Merchant Marine
And Navy Seamen Standing By To
Deliver the Goods Through the
World's Oceans Today

Remembered by
S.S. Samuel Chapter
American Merchant Marine Veterans
Navy League of the United States - St. Louis Council
St. Louis, MO
4 July 1999

This Nine Ton Anchor Once Proudly Served the
Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Langley (CVL-27) While In
Active Service of World War II In the
Pacific and European Theaters Receiving
Nine Battle Stars after Commissioning
31 August 1943

Text of second plaque:

May 22, 2004
National Maritime Day

The Anchor Chain Surrounding This
Anchor Was Acquired and Presented To
S.S. Samuel Parker Chapter, American
Merchant Marin Veterans Through the
Efforts of Michael Sacco, President of
Seafarers International Union AFL-CIO

This Is Dedicated To All Civilian
Seafarers Who Work and Make Their
Living On the Ships of the United States
Merchant Marine In Peace and War.

History of Mark:
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