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SCHMITT HARBOR. In 1968 Father Aloysius SCHMITT was honored in Dubuque when Schmitt Harbor was named in his honor. A monument shaped like a ship's wheel sinking beneath the waves was placed on the riverbank in 1973.

Father Schmitt was honored nationally on the May 21, 1989, dedication of a gray granite monument or Chaplain's Hill at Arlington National Cemetery. The monument honors Roman Catholic priests killed during service in WORLD WAR II, the KOREAN CONFLICT, or the VIETNAM WAR.