Fitzsimons-Battenfeld Monument

Fitzsimons-Battenfeld Monument

The Paseo & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

Originally a French 75mm. cannon stood at this location.  The half acre site and cannon were dedicated May 25, 1941 under the direction of the Thomas J. Kiely Post of the American Legion in memory of Lt. Thos. J. Kiely who died September 12, 1918 in France while fighting in World War I.  The cannon, removed on June 18, 1941 because children were using it as a teeter-totter was later replaced by the Fitzsimons-Battenfeld Memorial.

Fitz-BattenfeldThis memorial provided by the Fitzsimons-Battenfeld American Post No. 8, contains the following words:

For God and Country


Post No. 8

William T. Fitzsimons

Lieut. U.S. Army

Medical Corps World War I


Jesse R. Battenfeld, Jr.

Lieut. SR. GD. U.S. Navy

Flight Surgeon, World War II

Designer: Unknown

Dedicated: Unknown



Height: 9 feet

Length: 4 feet

Width: 2 feet

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