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Marseilles, Illinois: Southwest Asia Memorial Wall

A dual purpose memorial, it also includes a wall for those who died in the "Middle East conflicts while keeping America free."

Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial

Main St., Marseilles, IL
Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial. South of I-80 and south of US Hwy 6, just west of Hwy 15/Main St., on the north bank of the Illinois River.
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Names of American military dead from Middle East conflicts.

Southwest Asia Memorial Wall

On the banks of the Illinois River in Marseilles, IL, they created a memorial wall for those who paid the ultimate price in the "middle east conflicts while keeping America free." It is the only memorial wall I am aware of memorializing the servicemen and servicewomen who gave their lives in the Middle East conflicts.

[Ol' Islander, 11/05/2009]

We've encountered memorials that bundle the Middle East conflicts with other wars. There will likely be more dedicated memorials -- "wall" or otherwise -- over time, perhaps as it becomes easier to predict how much space to leave on the memorial for the future fallen.

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