THE CPL CLAIR GOODBLOOD MEDAL OF HONOR MEMORIAL
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THE CORPORAL CLAIR GOODBLOOD MEDAL OF HONOR MEMORIAL
DEDICATED MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY, MAY 25, 1998
BY THE CPL CLAIR GOODBLOOD CHAPTER, KWVA
The memorial honors Corporal Clair Goodblood, a Korean
War Medal of Honor recipient from Burnham, Maine.
The left wing of the monument is made of polished South
African jet black granite and features an engraving of a
photograph of CPL Goodblood in uniform, his Medal of Honor,
and his vital statistics. On the rear of the left wing is a
touching poem written by a cousin in 1951 shortly after the
family learned of CPL Goodblood's death.
The right wing is made of Barre granite on which is engraved
information from CPL Goodblood's Medal of Honor citation. On
the rear of the right wing is the logo of the CPL Clair Goodblood
Chapter, Korean War Veterans Association.
The monument rests on a Barre granite base, 120" x 18"
x 10" with a 2" steel margin and top, and an engraved message
of presentation. The monument was constructed by Collette
Monuments, Inc., Lewiston, Maine.
A "Walkway of Remembrance," consisting of various-sized
granite Remembrance Stones leads up to the monument. The stones,
purchased by the public and donated for the walkway, are engraved
with the names of loved ones, friends, service buddies, military
units, and appropriate messages.
The memorial stands in heroic testimony of a young man
from Burnham who laid down his life for his buddies on a bloody
battlefield of Korea so many years ago and who was awarded our
nation's highest award for valor in combat - the Medal of Honor.
A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNLESS HE IS FORGOTTEN
Building the memorial was a labor of love by the literally
hundreds of special people in Maine and across the country,
veterans and non-veterans, who gave of their time, resources
and sweat in a mutual effort to remember an American hero and
to build a truly beautiful monument in his honor.
THE MEMORIAL TEAM
Arthur J. Bonenfant, Sr., 2d Infantry Division - Chair
Doris H. Baker, Navy Nurse - Co-Chair
Robert A. Bean, 45th Infantry Division - Member
Wesley L. Quinn, 2d Infantry Division - Member
William C. Webber, 3d Infantry Division - Member
Martin J. O'Brien, 1st Cavalry Division - Member
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A FORGOTTEN VICTORY - A FORGOTTEN HERO - FORGOTTEN NO MORE!