Veterans and the public will gather beginning at 10am thru 11am on Friday September 16, 2022
In honor of the 51 Galveston County fallen warriors of all branches of service killed in action in the Korean War, 1950-1953.
History of the New Memorial:
County Marine Corps League, Detachment 668, launched the effort to
build this memorial in 2019. Three years later, on Memorial Day, May 30,
2022, the project was completed. Notwithstanding heightened fundraising
challenges and other factors caused by the pandemic as well as supply
chain delays, the success of the chis endeavor is unhesitatingly
evident. Commandant James Harvey originally recruited a team of U.S.
Marine brothers, Richard Torres, Chairman, Doug McLeod, Ronny Harper,
Allen Bishop, and Bobby Richardson (posthumously) to carry out this
mission. Many others deserve credit as well, especially our underwriters
who contributed generously to make this effort possible: American
National Insurance Company, J.P. and Mary Jon Bryan, Charles and Mary
Ellen Doyle, Gilbane Building Company, HomeTown Bank, Interstate
Batteries, Edward A. Janek, Knights of Momus, Doug and Joan McLeod,
Mayes and Macy Middleton, Ann McLeod Moody, Moody Bank, Moody Gardens,
E. J. Pederson, Scott and Renee Rice, and Gerald and Susanne Sullivan.
of crucial importance to the project were Jim Pozzi, Jack Bennett,
David Cooper, Tim Walsh, Scott Brast, Scott Webb, John Kelso, John
Zendt, Norm and Anne Miller, Meg and Craig Janek, Vic Pierson, Jimmy
Rasmussen, Doug McLean, Kris Rutherford, Arc Vega, Ronnie Mills, Bruce
LePard, Kam DeBondt, Bruce Luerson, Steve Monson, Bernie Sargent, Gary
Peters, Hal Rochkind, and others.