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  • Monument Name

    Vance County Vietnam War Memorial, Henderson

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Vietnam War

  • City

    Henderson

  • County

    Vance

  • Description

    The memorial is a small granite slab that lists the names of the men from Vance County who died in the Vietnam War. The inscription includes their names, branch of the military that they served, and the dates of death. It stands in line with two other monuments - the Vance County WWII and Vance County Korean War memorials.

  • Inscription

    FOR GOD AND COUNTRY / 1961 1975 / VIETNAM WAR / IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES IN / DEFENSE OF FREEDOM / VANCE COUNTY, N. C. / ADCOX, RONNIE D. LCPL MARINES 3 MAR 1967 / BRAME, CLARENCE R. PFC ARMY 21 MAY 1966 / CARRIKER, GRADY I. CPT ARMY 13 DEC 1967 / CLAY, WILLIAM C. III CAPT MARINES 12 APR 1967 / JOYNER, DONALD A. LTC USAF 27 DEC 1972 / LEONARD, HENRY T. SGT ARMY 11 NOV 1966 / PERRY, ROBERT L. PFC ARMY 24 AUG 1966 / TAYLOR, PHILLIP E. SP4 ARMY 18 SEPT 1966 / ERECTED BY / POST 60. THE AMERICAN LEGION / 2003

  • Dedication Date

    2003

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.328310 , -78.400980 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Vance County Vietnam War Memorial," Markeroni.com, (accessed January 21, 2014) Link

      Leepson, Marc. "The Tar Heel State Honors Its Vietnam Veterans," The VVA Veteran, June 2001/July 2001, (accessed January 21, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    This monument was erected by Post 60 of the American Legion.

  • Location

    The monument is located across from the First United Methodist Church on Garnett Street. It stands in line with two other monuments - the Vance County WWII and Vance County Korean War memorials. The Vance County Confederate Monument stands down an adjacent street, in front of the Courthouse.

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