Honoring One of Orange’s Sons

Andrew Maples, Jr.

In Grateful Memory of
Captain Andrew Maples, Jr.
In the Mediterranean Area, 26 June 1944

He stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die
That freedom might live and grow and increase its blessings.
Freedom lives and through it he lives-
In a way that humbles the undertakings of most men.

Signed by Harry Truman, President of the United States



…so reads the official document recognizing the sacrifice of Capt. Andrew Maples, Jr., a member of the esteemed Tuskegee Airmen*.

On Saturday, June 24th at 12 noon the Town of Orange will honor his sacrifice during World War II with the installation of an approved Virginia Board of Historic Resources Highway Marker.

The marker will be placed in the Town right-of-way at the intersection of W. Church and S. Madison Road. The location is on land once owned by the Maples family and was where Andrew Maples, Jr. grew up.

The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony and to offer our respect to Capt. Maples, Jr. and his family.

For more information contact Jane Ware at 540.672. 2197

*The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II. Officially, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. Wikipedia

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