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  • Monument Name

    Vietnam Memorial, Dallas

  • Type

    Obelisk

  • Subjects

    Vietnam War

  • City

    Dallas

  • County

    Gaston

  • Description

    This simple granite obelisk memorializes Dallas citizens who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. A bronze plaque on the bottom lists their names. The Monument to Gaston County Confederate Soldiers stands a few steps from this memorial.

    Images: Plaque

  • Inscription

    July 4, 1974 / THIS MONUMENT IS GIVEN BY / THE TOWN OF DALLAS AND THE DALLAS JAYCEES AND / IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE BRAVE YOUNG / MEN OF DALLAS WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES / IN THE VIETNAM CONFLICT. / Jerry L. Addis U.S. Army Jun 24, 1968 / Roy Neal Burris U.S. Marine Corps Feb. 27, 1968 / Ronald Davis U.S. Marine Corps Sept. 7, 1965 / Sherman R. Fields Jr. U.S. Marine Corps May 21, 1968 / Anthony R. Love U.S. Marine Corps Jun. 25, 1968 / Roland W. Manuel U.S. Army Nov. 28, 1967 / Ricky D. Mauney U.S. Army Apr. 14, 1969 / Johnny L. Meeks U.S.Marine Corps Sept. 3, 1968 / Donald B. Paysour U.S. Army Apr. 15, 1968 /

  • Dedication Date

    July 4, 1974

  • Decade

    1970s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.315890 , -81.176300 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Vietnam Memorial. Dallas in Gaston County, North Carolina," HMdb.org, (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

      Waymarking.com. "Vietnam War Memorial, Dallas, Gaston County, North Carolina," (accessed January 21, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, bronze

  • Sponsors

    The Town of Dallas and the Dallas Jaycees

  • Location

    The monument sits in front of the historic Gaston County Courthouse on North Gaston Street in Dallas, just a few steps from the Monument to Gaston County Confederate Soldiers.

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