The City of Owensboro still has small memorial pavers available for purchase to honor veterans. These pavers will be engraved and installed at the Charles E. Shelton Memorial. The cost per five and a half inch by five and a half inch (5.5” x 5.5”) paver is $75.00 and can be personalized and will be accompanied by a certificate for presentation. A copy of a DD-214 form or some evidence of honorable discharge and the application are required for purchase. Applications are available at www.owensboro.org. Please order by August 31st for installation by Veterans Day.
This Charles E. Shelton Memorial is dedicated to Col. Charles E. Shelton US Air Force who was shot down while on a mission over Laos in 1964. Col. Shelton was finally declared killed in action in 1994, and is the last official POW of the Vietnam War.