Honor roll memorial with bronze plaques. Originally a World War I monument, it has had additions for World War II, Korea & Vietnam. The main expansion likely occurred after 1945 given the prominent eagle done in the style of art deco that was popular in that era. Located next to the monument is a Pennsylvania historical marker detailing the shipbuilding that took place in Neville Township during World War II. The Dravo Company built LSTs ( Landing Ship - Tanks) for the war effort. After the ships were launched, they were sailed on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico.
Organization Responsible for Installation:
Citizens of Neville Township, Pennsylvania
Memorial War Era(s):
Neville Township Park 5300 Grand Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15225 40 Degrees 30’ 43” North 80 Degrees 7’ 43” West Neville Township consists in its entirety of an island located in the Ohio River northwest of the City of Pittsburgh called “ Neville Island”. The Township/Island is located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Published on September 30, 2019