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TRES PINOS, CALIFORNIA WW2 MEMORIAL
Note: I was curious about this memorial so I wrote to the Immaculate Conception Church in Tres Pinos looking for information:
Here is a little info on the memorial I took from our parish history book. In 1938 the son of Edward Matthews, Martin Matthews, died at age 14. Edward Matthews, even though not a parishioner of the parish decided to build a memorial to his son. This project lasted quite a few years and continued after the start of WWII. There are many sections to his sons memorial, including grottos and and statues. A section of the memorial to his son which was completed in 1944 was dedicated and attended by some of the families who had lost sons in the war. The war ended the following year, and by then Matthews realized he would never be finished with the memorial to his son. He wanted to pay a tribute to the sons and daughters of others who had served their country so he erected the statue for the "Winged Victory". (Michael the Archangel)
I have attached a couple of photos of the memorial.
Let me know if you have any questions,
Immaculate Conception Church
P.O. Box 247
Tres Pinos, CA 95075
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Home page for Leonard Murphy in WW1
The Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital (Horse) WW2
Veterinary Corps in WW1
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