Corporal Jacob Cousins: In Memory of Portland's Jewish War Heroes

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Title

Corporal Jacob Cousins: In Memory of Portland's Jewish War Heroes

Description

Granite boulder with two plaques on it, one from World War I, and one added later from World War II. The World War I plaque is dedicated to Corporal Jacob Cousins, who was the first Jewish Portlander killed in the War. The WWII plaque names all of the Jewish Portland Citizens killed.

Format

Coverage

Date Created

1935

Date Modified

circa 1950 (Upper Plaque Added)

Medium

Granite
Bronze

Temporal Coverage

1918
1941-1945

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Inscription

Upper Plaque:
In Memory of
Portland's Jewish War Heroes
who dies in World War II action
1941-1945
Samuel M. Citrin
Benjamin A. Cox
Edward R. Goldstein
Louis S. Lane
Herbert F. Meyers
Sidney R. Miller
Max Weinstein
Dedicated by Jacob Cousins Post #99
Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.

Lower Plaque:
THIS BOULDER ERECTED BY THE JACOB COUSINS POST NO.99 PORTLAND MAINE OF THE JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE MEMORY OF CORPORAL JACOB COUSINS COMPANY C 328TH INFANTRY UNITED STATES ARMY WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT MEUSE-ARGONNE FRANCE ON OCTOBER 14, 1918

HE WAS THE FIRST SOLDIER OF JEWISH FAITH FROM THIS CITY TO MAKE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE LINE OF DUTY DURING THE WORLD WAR.

UNVEILED SEPTEMBER 22, 1935

Files

DSC_1095.JPG

Citation

Jacob Cousins Post #99, Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., “Corporal Jacob Cousins: In Memory of Portland's Jewish War Heroes,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed July 16, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/43.

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