Douglas A. Munro Memorial

Laurel Hill Memorial Park

Douglas A. Munro – Coast Guard hero

119 West First St. Cle Elum, WA 98922
509-674-2262 •

Located in the Veteran’s Section, this Memorial and gravesite is dedicated to Signalman First Class, Douglas A. Munro, U.S. Coast Guard, a South Cle Elum native. During World War II the Coast Guard manned amphibious craft for the U.S. Navy. In the line of that duty, Munro was killed saving 500 Marines. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The U. S. Navy named a destroyer escort after Munro, the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient. The Coast Guard named a high endurance cutter for Munro. At the Munro Memorial a wall was built and dedicated to all servicemen from Cle Elum. Each war is represented on the wall with names of men and women who served.


Eastbound I-90: Cle Elum Exit 84, turn left after Chevron station on the left onto Douglas Munro Blvd, turn left at stop sign, follow to the entrance of Laurel Hill Cemetery. After entering cemetery, turn right at second lane.
Westbound I-90: Cle Elum Exit 84, turn right onto S. Oakes Ave, at first stoplight turn left onto First St., continue up the hill past second stoplight. Pass Safeway on the left, turn right just before the Chevron station onto Douglas Munro Blvd, then same as above.

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