Tag Archives: MIA

Manchester New Hampshire: Veterans Park and Monuments

Manchester’s VETERANS PARK is located at Elm and Merrimack Streets. Originally named Park Square, it was called Merrimack Park in 1859 and was the scene of a fireman’s muster. At that time the square contained an artificial pond that was … Continue reading

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WW2 Anti-Sub Gunner Killed in Action, Bay of Biscay: Manchester’s S/Sgt. Joseph H. Wilfred Roux (1921-1943)

On December 16, 1947, the city of Manchester’s Mayor and Board of Alderman approved an ordinance: “That the square located where Amory Street, Montgomery Street and Bartlett Street intersects, be officially designated… as Joseph H.W. Roux Square.” The memorial plaque … Continue reading

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WW2 Lost At Sea: Manchester NH’s S/Sgt Roland A Metivier (1919-1943)

Military Squares were added by the City of Manchester, New Hampshire to honor its heroes from various wars.  Several ordinances to create new squares were passed on 16 December 1947 and signed by Mayor Joseph T. Benoit.  One in particular … Continue reading

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WW2 USS Liscombe Bay Casualty: Manchester NH’s Francis P. Lally S.K.2/c U.S.N. (1919-1943)

The ordinance approved 20 February 1945 proclaims: “That the square located in West Manchester, where South Main, Boynton, and Woodbury Streets intersects, be officially designated … as “Francis P. Lally Square.” The document was signed by Mayor Josaphat T. Benoit, … Continue reading

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Manchester NH Casualty of Vietnam War: Colonel Gerald R. Helmich (1931-1969)

A plaque near the Queen City Bridge, on the SW corner of Second & West Hancock Streets, in Manchester, New Hampshire reads: “COL. GERALD R. HELMICH. Born November 17, 1931. MIA November 12, 1969. Vietnam Pilot USAF. ” On Memorial … Continue reading

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