"Roseville's Korean War Veteran's" Monument at Maidu Park, produced by Chapman Monuments in 2000.
Monuments in Roseville
Veteran's memorial hall and War Memorial
110 Park Drive at Royer Park
Veteran's Memorial Hall was built as a meeting place for the veterans who fought in "The Great War," as World War I was referred to at the time. The United States engaged in World War I from 1917 to 1918. A stone monument with a bronze plaque was placed beside in the grassy area beside Veteran's Memorial Hall "In Memory Of Our Heroic Dead." The bronze plaque names some of the Roseville casualties from three different wars but the list is not complete.
There is no monument in Roseville to honor those citizens who made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts after Vietnam. If you have information or documentation to help us account for our most recent heroes, please contact our interim curator, Jamie Smothers.
"ROseville's Korean War Veteran's" monument
1550 Maidu Drive at Maidu Park near Roseville Community Center
The United States engaged in the conflict in Korea from 1950 to 1953. For the detailed list of all names inscribed on the monument, click here.
Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
100 Buljan Road at Saugstad Park
The inscription reads:
"In honor of the Air Force, Army, Marine and Navy veterans of Placer County who served their country in the Vietnam Conflict. 1961 - 1973."
Names inscribed on this monument:
Private First Class
Bruce Wayne Brace
Danny Kaye Rich
Jack Marston Harris
James Ervin Booth
John Vinson O'Connor
Leslie William Royal III
Mariano R. Negranza, Jr.
Robert Alan Yates
memorial honoring World war ii nikkei soldiers and internees
10820 Justice Center Drive at Bill Santucci Justice Center
This bronze statue, "The Rescue Of The Lost Battalion," commemorates the heroic efforts of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team for their heavy sacrifice to secure the safety of the 1st Battalion of the 141st Infantry Regiment, which had been surrounded by German forces in the Vosges Mountains of France. These rescuers, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was comprised mostly of Japanese-American soldiers, many of whom had family confined to interment camps in the western United States.
A semi-circle of stone monuments with names and text, wraps around the back side of the bronze statue. A granite monument "Placer County WWII Nikkei Veterans," lists the names of Japanese-Americans from the region who served in the United States military during World War II.
Other monuments circling the statue relate the stories of bravery and loyalty of the Nikkei soldier in World War II. To read the inscriptions with stories of Nikkei veterans, click here.
WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL
114 Vernon Street between consolidated communications and the Roseville Telephone Museum
This monument was produced by Chapman Monuments in 1995. Click here for a complete list of all 1,275 names on this monument.
The insription reads:
"This monument was dedicated by the Roseville Telephone Foundation to the Community of Roseville in honor of her sons and daughters who faithfully and honorably served to protect our freedom as members of the Armed Forces in World War II. Over 1,200 of Roseville citizens participated in World War II, one of the highest participation rates of all the cities in the United States. Thirty-four veterans died while defending their country. This monument was made possible through the efforst and generous support of the Roseville Telephone employees, veterans from all branches of the service, businesses and private citizens. November 11, 1995"