This web site is dedicated to the Men and Women from Assumption High School, Burlington High School, Saint Ambrose Academy, and the United States Army Finance Corps who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. It is also dedicated to those who served above and beyond the call of duty, the Medal of Honor recipient, and those who served and fought in the Korean War. Thanks in advance for visiting the web site.
Assumption High School: Davenport, Iowa: In the Fall of 1958, Assumption high School opened its doors as a co-institutional facility, with the merger of Saint Ambrose Academy and Immaculate Conception Academy. In the School’s 46-year history, six graduates made the ultimate sacrifice.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: On 7 August 2004, Linda Duffy (President Assumption High School) informed me that the Assumption High School Veterans Memorial was vandalized sometime during July 2004. She stated that the Blessed Mother statue, which is the center piece of the Memorial, was broken. The statue (approximately 6 feet tall) was filled at the base with concrete, and right above that level (may 8 inches up) was broken off. The school is now trying to determine some kind of a replacement.
UPDATE, 6 December 2004: Four months since the damage and no leads. The school is accepting donations to help pay for a new Blessed Mother statute. Donations maybe sent to Linda Duffy at Assumption High School; 1020 West Central Park Avenue; Davenport, Iowa 52804.
Burlington High School: Burlington, Iowa: So far during my research, I found 12 graduates from Burlington High School who made the ultimate sacrifice. If you know of a Burlington High School graduate who made the ultimate sacrifice, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Korean War Veterans from Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois: On 13 September 2003, a ceremony was held in Davenport’s River Center honoring the Korean War soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines that made the ultimate sacrifice
Saint Ambrose Academy: Davenport, Iowa: The Academy, an all boy’s school, was founded in 1882 by Davenport’s first bishop, the Rev. John McMullen, D.D. The Academy offered preparatory classes prior to entrance into classical, collegiate, or commercial courses. In 1958, the Academy and Immaculate Conception Academy, an all girls school, merged to form a co-educational school; Assumption High School. In the Academy’s 76-year history, twenty-five graduates and former students made the ultimate sacrifice.
United States Army Finance Corps: I know of three Finance Corps soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country: Lieutenant Colonel Lewis L. Hawkins, Sergeant Major (Retired) Robert Erroll Russell, Sr., and Staff Sergeant Mike A. Dennie. If you know of a Finance Corps soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice, please contact me at email@example.com