Cpt. John F. "Hans" Kurth Veterans Memorial

© Photographed April 11, 2015
Columbus, Columbia County, Wisconsin
43.329507,-89.022464 (memorial location inside park)
43.330557,-89.024027 (entrance to the park)
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USMA 1995   82nd Airborn Div - Ranger    1st Inf Div
KIA March 13, 2004     Tikrit, Iraq

The memorial is located at historic Columbus Fireman's Park, located on eastbound Park Avenue / Wisconsin Route 73 entrance to Fireman's Park, just east of its intersection with Ingalsbe Street, at 1049 Park Avenue, Columbus, Wisconsin 53925.

NOTE: Once inside the entrance, follow the one-way road (Veterans Memorial Way) until you see the children's playground on your right. The memorial is adjacent to the playground. (The memorial may not be easily visible when leaves are on the trees . . .)

Military Times: Honor the Fallen: Army Capt. John F. Kurth
Captain Kurth was 31 years old when the patrol he was traveling in was hit by an explosive devise in Tikrit, Iraq. He had been in Iraq less than a month when he was killed on March 13, 2004.

Find a Grave: Capt. John Frederick "Hans" Kurth
Capt. Kurth left behind a five-year-old son. He was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus, Wisconsin.

Madison.com (May 27, 2007): Everyday reminders of a special son Army Capt. John "Hans" Kurth / Killed March 13, 2004 / Age 31

The memorial is adjacent to a children's playground.

Follow Veterans Memorial Way to the memorial's location.
The memorial is across the park, adjacent to the playground
visible to the left of the building in the center of the photo.

At the entrance to Fireman's Park.

 The memorial is located in Columbus, Wisconsin.

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