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  • Monument Name

    Carthage Patriots of the Viet Nam War, Carthage

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    Vietnam War

  • City

    Carthage

  • County

    Moore

  • Description

    This monument presents a commemorative plaque placed on a granite stone. The stone is slightly raised off the ground, and the plaque faces upward. Pine trees planted as part of the commemoration surround the monument. The inscription honors the citizens of Carthage who were killed in action during the Vietnam War.

  • Inscription

    THESE PINES WERE PLANTED / IN MEMORY OF / CARTHAGE PATRIOTS OF THE / VIET NAM WAR / KILLED IN ACTION

    [Names listed on the left:] ROBERT COLE STEWART / FEBRUARY 18, 1967 / HENRY ROBERT MATTHEWS / MARCH 31, 1967 / ROBERT MATTHEWS, JR. / NOVEMBER 11, 1967 / JAMES A. COLLIER / NOVEMBER 11, 1967

    [Names listed on the right:] JAMES DAVID BARR / MARCH 18, 1968 / SHERMAN J. HUSSEY / MAY 1, 1968 / BEDFORD MARK MORRIS / FEBRUARY 19, 1969 / ROGER M. TYNER / FEBRUARY 23, 1969

    [Center of plaque at bottom:] MICHAEL JOSEPH GRIMM / JULY 7, 1970 / BY / THE CARTHAGE GARDEN CLUB / THIS MARKER PLACED MAY, 1979

  • Custodian

    The Town of Carthage

  • Dedication Date

    May 1979

  • Decade

    1970s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.347450 , -79.418310 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Carthage Patriots of the Vietnam War," Markeroni.com, (accessed December 28, 2012) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, bronze

  • Sponsors

    The Carthage Garden Club

  • Subject Notes

    The Vietnam War was fought in the midst of the Cold War. United States involvement in the war was out of fear of the domino effect of Communist takeover of southeast Asia and South Vietnam, in particular. Guerilla warfare took place in Vietnam, and many innocent Vietnamese lives were lost, along with the lives of many American military men. On August 15, 1973 United States military involvement in Vietnam came to an end.

  • Location

    The monument is located near the intersection of McReynolds and Barrett Streets in Carthage.

  • Landscape

    The monument is located in a wooded area surrounded by pine trees.

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