Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

12-55 USAF Pararescue Memorial Parkway

Side A: On February 15, 2005, Senate Bill 156 designated Ohio State Route 48 as USAF PARARESCUE MEMORIAL PARKWAY. The Parkway honors the memory of all Pararescuemen who perished in the performance of their duties. It is also a tribute to the Air Rescue men and women who died so “That Others May Live.” They made the ultimate sacrifice while attempting to save lives and provide aid to the injured, whether on training, civilian or combat missions. This selfless devotion is the finest example of Air Force Core Values: ” Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.” Pararescuemen Sgt. Jim Locker, MSgt. Bill McDaniel, SSgt Bill Pitsenbarger and AIC Jim Pleiman were all killed in action while trying to save their fellow man. Remarkably, they all hail from this general area of Ohio, the heart of America. They, and the others, will never be forgotten.
Side B: (Diagram of hometowns of area Pararescue members) Sgt. James D. Locker – PJ, Sidney; A1C James E. Plieman – PJ, Russia; MSgt. William L. McDaniel II – PJ, Greenville; SSgt William H. Pitsenbarger, Piqua, Medal of Honor. “Valley of the Jolly Green Giants” General John P. Jumper- June 12, 2005
Sponsors: “The Valley of the Jolly Green Giants” and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 7875 N Crescent Rd/OH 48, 
Location: At OH 48 entrance to Miami Memorial Cemetery
Latitude: 40.1507390
Longitude: -84.3552910