RHODE ISLAND VETERANS CEMETERY
With the help of Tom Noel, Joe's brother, we were able to locate the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery where many military Memorials are located. One of them is a tribute to the Rhode Island men who were killed during the Vietnam Conflict. Joe Noel and Robert Frisk were Rhode Island natives. Joe was our first casualty once we arrived in Vietnam and was killed on January 17th, 1967, two months after our arrival in Vietnam.
Robert was from Woonsocket and served in Vietnam from May 18th, 1967 until he was killed on March 27th, 1968. Chris and I visited the site on two occasions to see the Rhode Island Vietnam Memorial and the names carved in the granite of two fallen brothers. Below is a group of thumbnails of those visits and some photos taken by Tom Noel on Memorial day, 2004.
You who may want to visit this remarkable cemetery and view its many Memorials to Rhode Island Veterans (Korean and World War II Memorials are truly inspirational)
KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL SITE
WORLD WAR II SITE
(LAST PHOTO TAKEN BY TOM ON MEMORIAL DAY SHOWING ALL THE STATE FLAGS AT EACH GROUND MARKER
REPRESENTING THE 3, 340 MEN FROM RHODE ISLAND WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FIGHTING IN WORLD WAR II )
The cemetery is located on a vast area of rolling hills with part of it in tree shaded extensions
It is located on the south coast not too far from Newport RI, just off of route 2
301 South County Trail
Exeter, Rhode Island
A special thanks to Tom Noel who provided the Memorial Day, 2004 photos
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