Although this project serves as a memorial to Riley Countians with significant connections to the county from before the war, we must acknowledge the many men and women who served their country and came to settle in the county after their service was through. As is still the case today, a significant number of service men and women have spent portions of their service at Fort Riley and established connections with the local community during their time here. Many such service members and their families came to call the county home after their service was over. Still, other former service members wound up in Riley County to get an education at Kansas State University or to take advantage of local employment opportunities.
For whatever reason, a great deal of World War II veterans without deep connections to Riley County before the war came to settle here afterwards and have contributed greatly to its history and the social fabric. Not wishing to exclude these valued community members, here we dedicate a special memorial to them and their service. Many such non-native Riley County veterans contributed materially and financially to support this project. To them we are very grateful.
Please help us in our effort to remember these veterans. Many of their bios are lacking any content. Anyone with information related to any of the men included below are encouraged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit information directly by following the link below.
We are particularly interested in photographs, letters, service documentation, and any other forms of personal documentation that may help us to create a more complete memorial. Help us to help others remember those who served.
Click on the names below to view a veteran's bio.
Follow the link below to submit information regarding a veteran from Riley County.
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