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  • Monument Name

    Tyrrell County War Memorial, Columbia

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Columbia

  • County

    Tyrrell

  • Description

    The memorial complex is dedicated to citizens of Tyrrell County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. The memorial includes three granite slabs placed around a flagpole displaying the American flag and the flags of each Armed Forces branch. Each marker has a war inscribed on it, with names of those who served. One marker displays the seals of the Armed Forces on the back. The memorial stands on the red brick circle, on the east side of the courthouse.

  • Inscription

    Right of Flagpole, front: WORLD WAR I / CLYDE BRADFORD ARMSTRONG / JAMES M. BRICKHOUSE / DAVID L. CAHOON / LLOYD H. DILLON / OSCAR DODGE / ASA JEREMIAH ETHERIDGE / COLUMBUS S. MORRIS / ANDERSON L. ADER / AMSEY SAWYER

    Right of Flagpole, back: COUNTRY / HONOR / DUTY

    Behind Flagpole, front: THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED BY THE PEOPLE OF TYRRELL COUNTY IN RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICE OF ITS MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, KOREA AND VIETNAM, AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THESE CONFLICTS. / THIS THE 11TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1985 A.D.

    Behind Flagpole, back: VIETNAM / GLYNN THOMAS CAHOON / MORGAN LANE CAHOON / EDWIN EARL HOFFMAN / AKA / EDWIN EARL LASSITER / DEVOYA M. KING / RAYMOND CHRISTOPHER MEEKINS / JAMES TERRY PAYNE / HARMON THURSTON RESPASASS / SERGE WALTER SPOTANSKI

    Left of Flagpole, front: WORLD WAR II / RAYMOND H. WILKINS C.M.H. / JUNIOR V. BASNIGHT / EPHRIAM C. COOPER / JAMES D. HOLLOWAY / THOMAS LINDSEY JARVIS / CHESTER HOPKINS JR. / MARY LEE KEMP / GAITHER LASSITER / WILLIAM NELSON McCLEES / JAMES T. MACHEN / CLARENCE RAYFIELD OWENS / NORMAN E. SMITH / CHARLIE W. SYKES / MILTON “PETE” TAYLOR / HURON R. VOLIVA / CALVIN DOSS WEATHERLY / RICHARD WYNN

    Left of Flagpole, back: KOREA / WARREN DAVENPORT JR.

  • Dedication Date

    November 11, 1985

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.917630 , -76.251760 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Tyrrell County War Memorial," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed July 21, 2015) Link

      “Tyrrell County War Memorial.” The National War Memorial registry, http://www.nationalwarmemorialregistry.com, (accessed July 21, 2015) Link

      “Wartime Losses of Tyrrell County, NC.” http://www.ncgenweb.us, (accessed July 21, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Location

    The memorial is located on Main Street (Business U.S. 64) east of South Broad Street. The Tyrrell County Confederate Memorial stands on the west side of the courthouse, at the southeast corner of Main Street and Broad Street.

  • Landscape

    The memorial complex stands on red brick forming a large circle.

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