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  • Monument Name

    Haywood County Vietnam Memorial, Waynesville

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

  • City

    Waynesville

  • County

    Haywood

  • Description

    A large engraved stone slab is framed by a roughly finished natural stone border. The slab bears the Haywood County casualties from the war. In front of it is a cast metal pair of empty combat boots, often filled with flowers and flags. The slab and shoes rest on top of a sturdy stone base, also roughly finished.

  • Inscription

    1959 VIETNAM 1975 / DEDICATED / TO THE / HONORED MEMORY / OF HAYWOOD COUNTY’S SONS / WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES / IN / THE REPUBLIC OF / SOUTH VIET NAM / 1LT DAVID CHAPPEL BROWN USAF / LCPL STEPHEN MICHAEL BRYSON USMC / SGT MICHAEL FRANK DAVIS USA / SP4 DAVID WAYNE FRADY USA / TSGT FLOYD MILTON FRAZIER USAF / SSGT BENNY DOYCE GREEN USA / CPL HAROLD DEXTER GRIFFIN USMC / CAPT FREDERICK MERVIN HALL (MIA) USAF / PFC ROBERT CARROLL HAWKINS USA / SP4 ALFRED HIGHTOWER, JR. USA / SGT CHARLES CROCKETT MATTHEW [obscured] / SP5 DAVID MICHAEL McPHERSON [obscured] / PFC KEITH DALE MEHAF[obscured] / SP4 FRED ALLEN MOODY [obscured] / PFC CARL BRUCE [obscured] / SSGT HOWARD LY[obscured] / PFC MICHAEL DEAN[obscured] / SP4 WAYNE EDWA[obscured] / PFC THOMAS WA[obscured] / BM3 JOHN DOUGLAS [obscured] / AND THOSE WHO [obscured]

  • Custodian

    Haywood County

  • Dedication Date

    1990s

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.492810 , -82.987000 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. "The Wall of Faces, Haywood County, NC," (accessed May 12, 2015) Link

      “Haywood County Vietnam Memorial,” Markeroni, (accessed May 9, 2015) Link

      “NC4VETS Upcoming Event,” Metrolina Vietnam Veterans Association, (accessed May 9, 2015) Link

      “Vietnam Fatal Casualties; Haywood Co, NCGenWeb,” NCGenWeb, (accessed May 9, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Metal, Stone

  • Location

    The eastern-facing monument is located to the right of the entrance to the Old Haywood County Courthouse at 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC.

    Nearby is the Memorial Tablet to Revolutionary Soldiers, Haywood County All Veterans Memorial, Haywood County Confederate Monument, and Haywood County Korean War Memorial.

  • Landscape

    The monument is located on the landscaped grounds of the Old Haywood County Court House.

  • Post Dedication Use

    On August 10, 2014, the 50th anniversary of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution (the official start of the Vietnam War), the memorial hosted a commemorative event along with four other Vietnam War memorials across the state.

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