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Revolutionary War 1773-1783      Civil War 1861-1865      Spanish-Amer War 1898-1902   
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       WW11 Memorial     
Ely Park
Hartford Michigan 

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WW2 Memorial in Ely Park - front
WW11 Memorial - front side



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WW2 War Memorial - back
WW11 Memorial - back side

WW11 veterans who died during service to their country

Jack Jordan
Edward Jetzke
Edward Stoddard
William Van Camp
Robert Swinford
C. Everet McComb
James Perrin
Max Ruple
Roy Rathbun
Anthony Karpus
Edward Utrup
Elmer Schadler
C.H. Johnson
(Charles Henry Johnson)

James Stevens
Jay Jordan
Robert Timmons
Leon Myers
John H. Waldo
Paul Stowell
Chas. Johnson
Dean Sirks
Fred Hogue
Fred Roberts
H. Hartford Kolb
Manley Yeckley
Donald Olds

(not listed on Memorial)
Vern Albright
William D. Collar

Memorial erected by the Mothers of WW11


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A Pictorial History of Hartford, Michigan
Emma Thornburg Sefcik,
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Revised: March 20, 2014