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  • Monument Name

    Union County Vietnam Memorial, Monroe

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

  • City

    Monroe

  • County

    Union

  • Description

    The Union County memorial listing Vietnam War dead is a simple marble slab several feet high listing the names of those who perished during the war.

  • Inscription

    VIETNAM MEMORIAL / DIED IN SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY /

    [Left column] PHILIP WARD BROOM / ROBERT LEE CURLEE, JR. / RUPERT A. FUNDERBURK, JR. / RONALD LYNN HARKEY / SAMUEL MORGAN HARRELL / JOHN E. HOPKINS / RICHARD VANN HUGGINS / BILLY CHARLES HUNTER / HAYWOOD JOJHNSON, JR. /

    [Right column] DAVID MACKRAL JORDAN / JERRY WAYNE LANEY / RAYMOND SAMUEL ORR / CHARLES MITCHELL PRICE / JAMES WHITEFORD PRICE, JR. / ARNOLD T. RIDER / CHARLES DAVID ROGERS / CHARLES EVERETT SMITH / HERMAN VICTOR STURM

  • Custodian

    Union County

  • Dedication Date

    May 27, 1985

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.983270 , -80.550320 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Union County – Monroe (Courthouse),” Ride Around America, http://www.roadsandriders.com, (accessed August 10, 2016) Link

      “Vietnam Veterans Memorials In North Carolina,” North Carolina Vietnam Veterans of American, (accessed February 15, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Marble

  • Location

    The monument is located next to the Old Union County Courthouse (east side), at 400 North Main Street, Monroe, NC 28112. The memorial faces W. Jefferson St. Other memorials in front of the historic courthouse include a Confederate Soldiers Monument, a marker for Confederate Pensioners of Color, Courthouse Cross and War Dead Plaques, Korean War and World War One memorials. A Revolutionary War memorial is located on the west side lawn and Fire Fighters memorial is located on the south side.

  • Landscape

    The courthouse building is surrounded by mature shady trees, seasonal and evergreen plants, and a well-maintained lawn. The memorial stands under a large tree, surrounded by bushes.

  • Post Dedication Use

    The courthouse lawn serves as a ceremonial center for community activities, such as parades. The United Daughters of the Confederacy used to hold Memorial Day celebrations at the site until some residents protested the ceremonies.

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