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  • Monument Name

    Cumberland County Vietnam Memorial, Freedom Memorial Park, Fayetteville

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

  • City

    Fayetteville

  • County

    Cumberland

  • Description

    This three-paneled monument honors the North Carolinians who died in the Vietnam War. The rectangular left panel features a map of Vietnam. To its right, the second panel bears the names of those who died among patriotic illustrations of the armed forces in Vietnam. The third panel is a simple inscription.
    A bronze plaque listing donors and commemorations appears on the back of the monument. A memorial bench stands at the edge of the concrete pad that fronts the monument.

    Image: Right panel | Monument with a memorial bench | Memorial bench | Back of the monument | Plaque on the back

  • Inscription

    Top panel:
    Cumberland / Randall Sherwood Hickman / Luther O’Neil McCormick

    Fayetteville / Erhard Jimmie Adams / Merritt Adams / Kenneth Hosea Albritton / Martin Irving Arbeit / Craig Philip Averill / Lonnie Barber / Bobby Baxley / Reginald Conrad Bell / Charles Herman Bennett / Charles Duncun Bethea / James Earl Blue / Wayne Roy Borowski / Charles George Borowsky / Harvey Brewington Jr. / Thomas Carl Bronson / Joseph Martin Leroy Brown / William Andrew Buck Jr. / Billie Byrd / Alexander Campbell Jr. / Walter Robert Capps / Cecil Leroy Chapman / Robert Lee Cooper / Sherman Pondexter Davis / Sebastian Edward Deluca / Bobbie Jefferson Dennis / Phil Jackson Dickens / Robert Cyrill Donald / Douglas Duke Eason / James Lee Elliott / William Hoke Farmer Jr. / Robert Glenn Freeman / Bobby Glynn Gadie / Charles Howard Gray Jr. / Charlie Gray / Calvin Arthur Greene / Jon Leslie Grimmett / Edgar James Guin / Oliver Yates Harrelson / Hilton Hayes Jr. / Ernest Hayward / James Edward Holder / Forrest Hughy Hollifield / William Horner / Carter Avery Howell / Jeffrey Andrew Hults / Johnny Franklin Jackson / Paul Gray Jackson / Launey E. King / Franklin O’Neil Leggett / Charlie Gray Lewis / Clarence Logan / James Martin Luttrell / Michael William Lyne / Marshall Thomas Markham / Harold Wayne McDonald / Mitchell Lee McGuire / Freddie Lee McNeil / William Charles Moore Jr. / John Belk Mullis / Alton Bernard Munn / Larry Murray / Job Navarrete Jr. / George William Ovsak / Kermitt Chevene Parnell / Jerry Lee Prentner / Jack Ray Price / Ralph Joseph Reno / Willie Junius Roundtree / Eddie Bernard Sands / Shane Nunzio Soldato / Earl Thomas Sommerhof / Hubert Stackhouse / William Anderson Sullivan / Donald Charles Tannenbaum / Douglas Gerald Thompson / David Joseph Underhill / Jean Uszakow / Eugene Kenneth Wallace / Wilbert Walton / Alderman Carroway West Jr. / Dempsey H. Williams III / William Smyly Williams Jr. / Elsworth Williford / Charles Richard Wisham, / Larry Curtis Wrenn

    Ft Bragg / Justin Marshall Lynch / Charles Mrdjenovich / Paul Lajada Ramos Jr. / Herman Towery / Walter Sutton Wood

    Hope Mills / David Gaddie Jr. / Bobby Glynn Gadie / Billy Rae Slade

    Spring Lake / Abraham Lincoln Fields / Robert Lee Henderson / John Mathas James / Roger Thomas MacNutt / Michael John Poll

    Stedman / Charles Lloyd Freeman

    Base of the monument: ALL GAVE SOME . . . SOME GAVE ALL

    Bench inscription clockwise starting at 9 o’clock: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
    Noon position: IN MEMORY OF / SGT. WILLIAM (BILL) HARDIN / ROLLING THUNDER CH 1. NC
    3 o’clock position: BETTY JEAN / GNATT
    6 o’clock position: PERRY AND JACKIE (BAIN) HARMAN / MAJ. J.K. & KIM (BAIN) WEAVER

    Rear Plaque: PATRIOT CLUB / [Left column] CAROLYN CULBRETH / THOMAS STANLEY, MAJ. USA (RET) / IN RECOGNITION OF MAVC-SOG / SPECIAL FORCES ASSOC. CHAPTER I-XIII / BESSIE MANUEL / IN MEMORY OF MSG FRANCIS B. MANUEL / VETERANS MOTORCYCLE CLUB / COL. AND MRS. VERNON B. GREENE / DR. AND MRS. D.P. CHAUDHURI / DR. AND MRS. MANFRED S. ROTHSTEIN / AND NITZI ROTHSTEIN / RON AND JOYCE SHARPE / SOUNDBOARD STUDIOS / MR. AND MRS. RALPH D. HUFF III / CARL AND ANGELA TERNULLO AND FAMILY / ROLLING THUNDER / IN MEMORY OF LTC RENNIE M. CORY JR. / THE FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER / UNITED STEEL WORKERS / OF AMERICA LOCAL 959 / TROPHY HOUSE / VIRGIL WILLIAM BRYANT, SFC, USA (RET) / IN MEMORY OF JOHN J. GANTT JR. /
    [Right Column] IN MEMORY OF JOHN B. KEEFE / LTC, U.S. ARMY / LEGEND’S PUB / IN MEMORY OF EUGENE B. BRADEN / SFC, U.S. ARMY / IN HONOR OF KAITLEN GRACE / AND ANNA FAITH SCHRAEDER / CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS / MR. AND MRS. MITCHELL A. NANCE / FAMILY FOODS, INC. / NELSON & NELSON CHIROPRACTIC, INC. / IN MEMORY OF CPT ROBERT SIGHOLTZ / IN MEMORY OF CW2 ROBERT HOLDITCH / 71ST HIGH SCHOOL AIR FORCE ROTC / TOWN OF HOPE MILLS / IN MEMORY OF JERALD L. THOMPSON / U.S. ARMY, KIA 14 APR 94, NORTH IRAQ / IN MEMORY OF OUR VIETNAM VETERANS / REMAX HOMEOWNERS LTD. / CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION / NC STATE VETERANS NURSING HOME / THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE / TONYA BIANK

  • Dedication Date

    2000s

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.055730 , -78.886920 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Freedom Memorial Park," Freedom Memorial Park, (accessed February 13, 2011) Link

      "Names are added to the Vietnam Memorial," The Fayetteville Observer, fayobserver.com, November 06, 2012 (accessed March 18, 2015) Link

      Borden, Sidney, Steven Chickos, and Daniel Jourdan. "The Korean War: North Carolina's Commemoration of the 'Forgotten War'," uploaded February 4, 2014, YouTube, (accessed February 4, 2014) Link

      Camp, John, Nicole Carr, Anthony Wilson, and Joel Brown. “North Carolina Remembers the Fallen on Memorial Day,” (accessed March 10, 2015) Link

      Herring, Brandon. "Fayetteville Marks Memorial Day in Freedom Park," wncn.com, June 10, 2013

      Rodgers, Nate. "Nearly 500 gather at Fayetteville park to remember the fallen," May 30, 2016, http://wncn.com, (accessed May 12, 2017) Link

      “Fayetteville, NC to Give Vietnam Vets the ‘Heroes Homecoming’ They Deserve,” PRWEB, (accessed March 10, 2015) Link

      “Freedom Memorial Park,” Waymarking.com, (accessed April 20, 2017) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Sponsors

    Vietnam Memorial Committee headed by Carolyn Culbreth, Chairperson

  • Subject Notes

    The names of Bernard Hodges, Joseph Jackson and Thomas Millsap were added to the Vietnam memorial monument at Freedom Memorial Park in Fayetteville on Tuesday November 6, 2012.

  • Location

    The monument is located across the street from the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Freedom Memorial Park, which is on the northwest corner of the intersection of Bragg Boulevard and Hay Street, in Fayetteville, NC. Nearby in Freedom Memorial Park are several other monuments, including World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and an All Services Dedication.

  • Landscape

    The memorial is surrounded by low evergreen bushes.

  • Post Dedication Use

    Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremonies have been held at Freedom Memorial Park since 2005. In November 2013, the 3rd annual Heroes Homecoming event was dedicated to the Korean War and included appearances from the stars of the television show MASH.

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