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  • Monument Name

    Vietnam and Iraqi Freedom War Memorial, Greenville

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Iraq War, 2003-2011

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

  • City

    Greenville

  • County

    Pitt

  • Description

    The memorial to Vietnam and Iraqi Freedom war dead is a large slab of granite roughly three feet wide and eight feet long with beveled edges lying flat on the ground. An incised American Flag is the only decoration aside from the list of names. The memorial was first placed in honor of 22 Vietnam War dead. Four additional Vietnam names were added later along with the names of dead during Iraq war.

    Images: Names of men who died in Vietnam | Names of men who died in Vietnam and Iraq

  • Inscription

    IN MEMORY OF THOSE OF / PITT COUNTY / WHO DIED IN SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY / VIETNAM /
    [Left Column] CONWAY, JASPER RAY / LAMBERT, FRED DONALD / LEGGETT, ALBERT GRAY / WALSTON, RUBY KENNETH / BATCHELOR, MARTIN T., JR. / HODGES, GARY STEPHEN / MOYE, ROBERT DOUGLAS / SUTTON, TERRY WAYNE / GARRETT, ROBERT JUNIOR / SMITH, MELTON EDWARD / MOBLEY, JENIES ISSAC / WILKINS, BOBBIE RAY / GRIMSLEY, OBEDIAH /
    [Right Column] DANIELS, JOSEPHUS / WHELIHAN, THOMAS MEAKIN / WILSON, WALTER LEE, JR. / SPEIGHT, JOHNNIE MOSES, JR. / ARNOLD, DONALD RAY / TUCKER, WILLIE, JR. / PATRICK, STANLEY KAY / ALCOCK, RONNIE GILMAN / GRAY, RICHARD KEY / PARNEL, RICHARD JAMES / SCARBOROUGH, GRIFFIN ELI / STOCKS, WILLIAM R. / WORTHINGTON, JAMES ARTHUR

    IRAQI FREEDOM /
    [Left Column] MURRY, RODNEY A. / CASH, CHRISTOPHER S. / EDWARDS, AMOS COLLINS, JR. / BENSON, DARRY /
    [Right Column] RUSSELL, RYAN DAVID / SUTTON, GREGG L. / BRADLEY, JUANTREA T., SR. / NELSON, JOSHUA

    DONATED BY GREENVILLE JAYCEES / 1984

  • Custodian

    Greenville City Recreation and Parks

  • Dedication Date

    November 11, 1984

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.615330 , -77.371940 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Recreation And Park Facilities,” Greenville North Carolina, (accessed September 2, 2016) Link

      “Vietnam War Memorial,” Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC), November 12, 1984, 1

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Greenville Jaycees

  • Location

    The memorial is located on the Town Commons at 105 E. 1st Street in Greenville, NC, as part of and next to the Veterans Memorial complex. Other memorials at this location include a Fallen Soldier memorial, the Old Brickell Cannon, World War One, World War Two, Korean War memorial, and a Millennial Sundial.

  • Landscape

    The Town Common features 21 acres of open green space located adjacent to the Uptown Greenville District. The Town Common is connected to the South Greenville Greenway by paved walk-ways, the Town Creek Bridge, a 1500-foot river walk and WWI Memorial Bridge along the Tar River.

  • Death Space

    Yes

  • Former Locations

    The memorial was originally placed on the Pitt County Courthouse grounds to the left side (when facing) of the Confederate Memorial, with the World War One, World War Two and Korean memorial being directly in front of the Confederate Memorial. It was most likely moved in 1989 when the Veterans Memorial was dedicated on the Town Commons.

  • Post Dedication Use

    Annual Memorial Day, July 4th and Veterans Day activities take place on the Town Commons.

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