Thanks to all who sent donations and especial thanks to Professor Charles DiCola of DePaul University who did all the leg work of determining Mt. Carmel policy for headstones, coordinating marker construction with the monument maker, and providing the photo on the left of Ben's stone in place at Ben's grave.
As of July 19, 2017 contributions of $5483.00 were donated to the Memorial Fund from:
Fr. Bernard Survil
The Murphy Family
Fr. David Brant
Judith A. Kelly
David and Barbara Corcoran
Jim and Shelley Douglas
Father Bob Bonnot
Chicago Chapter of the Intl Thomas Merton Society
The photo above (also provided by Charles DiCola) shows Ben Salmon's gravesite in summer of 2017 before the marker was placed.