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  • Monument Name

    Cherryville Veterans Memorial, Cherryville

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Cherryville

  • County

    Gaston

  • Description

    A four-sided 9 foot granite war memorial lists Cherryville citizens who sacrificed their lives in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The US American Legion seal is carved on each side of the memorial under names of fallen soldiers.

  • Inscription

    World War I / Dourus Dalton Beam / Guyser Canipe / John Q. Homesley / Alfonso L. Mauney / Clarence Leonard Waters / Phillip S. Hullet / [US American Legion seal] / 1986

    World War II / H. Clinton Adams / David Alferd Baxter / Francis Wayne Baxter / Thomas Quay Baxter / John W. Beal / J.C. Bridges / Max David Carpenter / David Alfred Dellinger / David Grover Dellinger / Augustus Clee Dedmon / Robert Theron Franklin / James K. Humphries / Bain C. Leonhardt / Ray Moss / Ben Summer / Roy Lee Vandyke / George P. Wright / Howard Monroe Barnett / [US American Legion seal] / 1986

    Korea / Marvin Costner / Jessie Lester Jarrett / Jerry McCould / James D.Pope / Ralph Stover / [US American Legion seal] / 1986

    Vietnam / Bobby Dean Anthony / Larry Keith Heavner / Larry Dean Sain / Franklin Earl Wright / Carl E. Owens / Fred Lewis Thrift / [US American Legion seal] / 1986

  • Custodian

    American Legion Post 100

  • Dedication Date

    May 26, 1986

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.382750 , -81.377330 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Cherryville Veterans Memorial," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed June 28, 2015) Link

      "Cherryville Veterans War Memorial," The Memorial Day Foundation, http://www.memorialdayfoundation.org, (accessed June 28, 2015) Link

      "The Wall of Faces." Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, http://www.vvmf.org, (accessed June 28, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Monument Cost

    $7,500

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    On May 26, 1986, Col. George Riddell, a WWII Army chaplain, spoke at the dedication ceremony. Pat O’Donnel, State Commander of the American Legion, unveiled the memorial.

  • Location

    The memorial is located at the intersection of E. Church and N. Pink Streets in Cherryville, North Carolina, 28021. It is on the right side of the entrance to the Cherryville Post 110 of the American Legion building.

  • Landscape

    The monument stands on a lawn, surrounded by bushes.

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