143rd Engineering Treadway Bridge Company - Wilburton, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 34° 55.167 W 095° 18.593
15S E 288993 N 3866545
Quick Description: This memorial to the 143rd National Guard Unit is located on the grounds of the Latimer County Courthouse.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2018 1:43:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMZ9A1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 1

Long Description:
This memorial consists of a triangular brick patio, set in a herringbone pattern, with two low brick walls across the curved top of the triangle. A red granite monument listing the names of the 44 members of the 143rd is shown, plus this narrative:

143RD ENGINEERING TREADWAY
BRIDGE COMPANY
(engraving of a castle)
(Names of 44 members of the Unit)

This memorial is dedicated to the men who
served their country as members of the
Wilburton, Oklahoma National Guard Unit.

After the outbreak of the Korean War in
1950, the 143rd was mobilized for active duty
during summer encampment at Fort Polk,
Louisiana.

On September 20, 1950, the Unit left Wilburton
via train for Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, with
a contingent of 44 men. After one year of
training, part of the Unit was assigned to
the Far East Command to serve in the
Korean Conflict and the remainder of the
Unit was assigned to Germany for duty in
Europe.

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Entrance fees (if it applies): 0

Type of memorial: Monument

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