Robert Parker, a self-employed contractor from Port Orchard, installs a granite plaque honoring Navy Seabee Marvin G. Shields, who died in June 1965 in Vietnam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism, at the Marvin Shields Memorial Flagpole on a stone monument from which the original bronze plaque was stolen in 2019. “He is very precious to us,” said Parker, an ex-Navy Seabee who volunteered to place the plaque. “This plaque is granite so there is less incentive for thieves,” he added. The Admiralty Inlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate the memorial plaque at 1 p.m. Saturday in the small park on the north side of West Sims Way between Sheridan and Tenth streets. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Robert Parker, a self-employed contractor from Port Orchard, installs a granite plaque honoring Navy Seabee Marvin G. Shields, who died in June 1965 in Vietnam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism, at the Marvin Shields Memorial Flagpole on a stone monument from which the original bronze plaque was stolen in 2019. “He is very precious to us,” said Parker, an ex-Navy Seabee who volunteered to place the plaque. “This plaque is granite so there is less incentive for thieves,” he added. The Admiralty Inlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate the memorial plaque at 1 p.m. Saturday in the small park on the north side of West Sims Way between Sheridan and Tenth streets. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Plaque dedication

By Steve Mullensky

For Peninsula Daily News

Robert Parker, a self-employed contractor from Port Orchard, installs a granite plaque honoring Navy Seabee Marvin G. Shields, who died in June 1965 in Vietnam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism, at the Marvin Shields Memorial Flagpole on a stone monument from which the original bronze plaque was stolen in 2019.

“He is very precious to us,” said Parker, an ex-Navy Seabee who volunteered to place the plaque. “This plaque is granite so there is less incentive for thieves,” he added.

The Admiralty Inlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate the memorial plaque at 1 p.m. Saturday in the small park on the north side of West Sims Way between Sheridan and Tenth streets.

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