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  • Monument Name

    Claremont Veterans Memorial, Claremont

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • City

    Claremont

  • County

    Catawba

  • Description

    The Claremont Veterans Memorial stands to honor and remember veterans of all wars. The memorial complex consists of 4 rectangular granite markers , a bench, and a flag pole. The center marker details the purpose of the memorial and displays seals of the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Two markers to the left of the center slab and one to the right list the name, rank and branch of service for each veteran from the community.

  • Inscription

    Center: IN HONOR AND MEMORY / OF THE VETERANS OF ALL WARS / WHO HAVE SERVED / AND THOSE WHO HAVE DIED / [Seals of the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard]

    First marker to the left: COYTE A WIKE, CWO 4 GM US NAVY / NED C SETZER, TEC 4 US ARMY / GARY C SETZER, TEC 5 US ARMY / RAY KENNETH SHOOK, PVT US ARMY / HUBERT V SHOOK, PVT US ARMY / WILBUR R JAMES, PFC US ARMY / HOMER L MATTHEWS, CPL US ARMY / ROSS BENFIELD, S SGT US ARMY / KEVIN M LEMONS, S SGT US AIR FORCE / NOLAN HEDRICK, SGT US MARINES / FRED M SIGMON, CPL US ARMY / ALLEN HUFFMAN, CPL US ARMY / SCOTT M CRANFORD, CAPT US ARMY / ADOLPHUS E SIGMON, SGT CSA / JAMES ALLEN STEWART, SGT US ARMY / LARRY C PANNELL, SPEC 5 US ARMY / J RUSSELL BOGGS, PVT US ARMY / HAROLD C SHOOK, PFC US ARMY / R STAMEY SIGMON, 2 LT US AIR FORCE / GEORGE E WINTERS, S SGT US ARMY / BOYD DEAL MORROW, PVT US ARMY / FRED H ARNDT, TEC 4 US ARMY / JIMMY LEE SETZER, TEC 5 US ARMY / JAMES EARL NULL, PVT US ARMY / CARLOS RAY HEDRICK, FT 3 US NAVY / KERMIT LEE NASH SR, PFC US ARMY / KERMIT LEE NASH JR, SPEC 5 US ARMY / HOWARD GENE LITTLE, SNFC US NAVY / CF TED CARPENTER, PFC US ARMY / HENRY M JAMES, PVT US ARMY / ALBERT C WILFONG SR, PFC US ARMY / WM RAY LOFTON, TEC 5 US ARMY / PAUL EDGAR HALL JR, FIREMAN FC US NAVY / MILLARD G GIBSON SR, SPEC 2 US ARMY / GEORGE P BROWN, A 2C US AIR FORCE / ROY F BROWN, MAJ US AIR FORCE / JERRY D BROWN, PFC US ARMY / RICHARD D BROWN, SP 4 US ARMY / AMY C BROWN, E4 US AIR FORCE / RICHARD DICK LYNCH, S SGT US AIR FORCE / HARLEY ROSS BROWN, FIREMAN US NAVY / CLARENCE E CARPENTER, CPL US ARMY / CLYDE E FISHER, CPL US ARMY / MICHAEL C MILLER, SGT US MARINES / H DAVID REESE, MSGT US AIR FORCE / JERRY P FULBRIGHT, SP5 E5 US ARMY / BOBBY G BRINKLEY, NATIONAL GUARD / JOEL L HOLLAR, SPEC 5 US ARMY / MICHALE L PANNELL, SPEC 5 US ARMY / JACK M ARNDT, 1ST LT US ARMY

    Second marker to the left: J RUSSELL BOGGS, CHAP COL US ARMY / STEPHEN A MILLER, SC2 US NAVY / RUSSELL R LITTLE, SGT US ARMY AIR CORPS / J RANDOLPH CLONIGER, S SGT US AIR FORCE / WADE D WHISNANT, CPL US AIR FORCE / W GLENN CLONIGER, S SGT US AIR FORCE / GLENN CLONIGER JR, S SGT US AIR FORCE / JIMMY L CAMPBELL, AK1 US NAVY / WM VELT CAMPBELL, BM 2C US NAVY / WM ROBERT CAMPBELL, 2C SEABEE US NAVY / JACK B LEDFORD, SGT US MARINES / WILLARD F SETZER, TEC 5 US ARMY / BUFORD E HAMBRIGTH, PFC US ARMY / JIMMY W AARON SR, M SGT E8 US ARMY / JOHN CARL LEDFORD, PVT US ARMY / CHESTER ELLIS DEAL, MERCHANT MARINES / FRANKLIN CLONIGER, A 1 C US AIR FORCE / JAMES A HOLLAR, A 2C US AIR FORCE / CARROLL G SIGMON JR, AIRMAN US NAVY / WALTER ROY BOGGS, SP4 US ARMY / WM BILL BOGGS, SSGT US AIR FORCE / BRUCE DELANO BOGGS, CWO 3 US ARMY / CHARLES V HEDRICK, TEC 5 US ARMY / CLYDE J LOWRANCE, NC BM 2 USNR / FRANK M GAITHER, PFC US AIR FORCE / WILLIAM J GAITHER, SPEC4 US ARMY / CHARLES E GAITHER, SM 1 US NAVY / PHIL E SIGMON, CPL US ARMY / DANNY F SETZER, SGT 5 US ARMY /DOUGLAS L HINKLE, SGT US ARMY / ROBERT G PENDLEY, SPEC4 US ARMY / MICHAEL T ROWE, CPL US ARMY / WALTER JACK LITTLE, PO QM 2 US NAVY / ROBERT O WINKLER, FN US NAVY / FORREST E POPE, AMM2 US NAVY / DALE B SETZER SR, AE2 P1 US NAVY / NORMAN H MORROW, SIC USN SGT USAF / JOHN W MORROW, CPL US ARMY / BOYD DEAL MORROW, PFC US ARMY / COYTE JAMES LOFTIN, PFC US ARMY / RICHARD D CARPENTER, S 2 US NAVY / ROBERT LEE BROWN, PO GM 3C US NAVY / JACK S WHITNER, S 1C US NAVY / JONAS J COLSON, PFC US ARMY / CARLOS G NULL, S 1C US NAVY / W B MORROW SR, SM3 US NAVY / W B MORROW JR, HC6 US NAVY / ROGER WAYNE DEAL, SP4 US ARMY / RICK FULBRIGHT, SP4 US ARMY / MAX G FULBRIGHT, PVT US ARMY / F DENNY HARBINSON, PO 3C US NAVY / MICHAEL J EVANS, SP4 US ARMY / HENRY CLAY CARPENTER, PFC US ARMY / JAMES P SIGMON, PFC US ARMY / MICHAEL TRENT WRIGHT, OM2 SS US NAVY

    Marker to the right: JOE W MORROW, PVT US ARMY / CLAUDE M MORROW, MM 2C US NAVY / GLENN MORROW JR, SGT US ARMY / JOSEPH GLENN MORROW, PVT US ARMY / RICHARD A DAMRON, SR AIRMAN USAF / GEORGE E WINTERS, S SGT US ARMY / THOMAS DURANT WINTERS, SGT US ARMY / AVERY T KORNEGAY, M SGT USAF / GLENN (JEEP) YOUNT, PFC US ARMY / BOBBY W COLE, S SGT US AIRFORCE / ROBERT E SHOOK, RD 3 US NAVY / JOHNNY C KISTLER, SP4 US ARMY / HOUSTON J SMITH, SM 3C US NAVY / MICHAEL LINN DEAL, SP 4 US ARMY / MICHAEL ALLEN BOGGS, PFC US ARMY / FRANKLIN DELANO BOGGS, PFC US MARINES / WINFRED A WAGNER, AMM3 US NAVY / WAYNE C BOLTON, M SGT US AIR FORCE / FRANK C BOLTON, SM SGT US AIR FORCE / WORLEY BOONE, GM 1ST CLS US NAVY / R GLENN MILLER, SGT US AIR FORCE / COYTE J SIGMON, SPC 4 US ARMY / CHARLES E POPE, SPC 4 US ARMY / RAYMOND T BOLON, S SGT ARMY AIR CORPS / ISAIAH L SPRINGS, SGT US ARMY / JIMMY MARAN SIGMON, PO 2C US NAVY / TONY A POPE, PFC US ARMY / H DUANE CARPENTER, SFC US ARMY / RUDY C LITTLE, SP5 US ARMY / JOE R FULBRIGHT SR, SK2 US NAVY / DENNIS L NULL, STG 3 US NAVY / RICHARD O MOSER, PFC US ARMY / JOHN ARTHUR BUSBEE, TEC 4 US ARMY / EMMETT D CLARK SR, TEC 5 US ARMY / EMMETT D CLARK JR, SGT US AIRFORCE / CEPHAS A CLONIGER JR, MERCHANT MARINES / GEORGE EDSEL SMITH, SPC 4 US ARMY / JIMMY W AARON SR, M SGT US ARMY / ROBERT L ROBINSON SR, S SGT US ARMY / FRANKLIN D CORNELIUS, M SGT US ARMY / HORACE J ROBINSON, T SGT US ARMY / LANE MILLER, SGT US ARMY / W MURRELL MARTIN, SP3 US ARMY / ROY H WARREN, PFC US ARMY / CHARLES H WARREN, M SGT US AIR FORCE / ERNEST H WARREN, CPL US AIR FORCE / KENNETH H HEDRICK, PFC US AIR FORCE / GEORGE M SETZER JR, E4 US ARMY / WINFIELD S CORNELIUS, SGT US ARMY / GARY W CARPENTER, S SGT US ARMY / EARL H CARPENTER, SEC 4 US ARMY / THOMAS W BROWN JR, S 2 US NAVY / EARL W LITTLE, S 1 US NAVY / BUTCH CLONIGER III, 3 C PO US NAVY / JAMES J LYNCH, SP 4 US ARMY

  • Custodian

    City of Claremont

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.716470 , -81.141540 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Detter, Jeremy. “Veterans Memorial,” Hickory Daily Record, December 13, 2012 (accessed July 28, 2015) Link

      “Claremont to Construct New Veterans Memorial Wall,” The Claremont Courier (Claremont, NC), September 2012, 8 (accessed February 5, 2015) Link

      “Veterans Memorial Wall,” City of Claremont, http://www.cityofclaremont.org (accessed February 5, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Third memorial marker with names has been added and dedicated on November 11, 2012.

  • Location

    The memorial is located at the entrance to the Claremont City Park, beside Claremont Elementary School and off of Main Street (Hwy 70).

  • Landscape

    The memorial sits on the lawn at the entrance to Claremont City Park. It's surrounded by shrubs and trees.

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