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  • Monument Name

    St. Pauls War Memorial, St. Pauls

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

    Korean War, 1950-1953

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Other Wars

    Global War on Terrorism

  • City

    St. Pauls

  • County

    Robeson

  • Description

    The St Pauls War Memorial consists of a three faceted granite center column about 7-feet tall with shorter tablestone pieces attached to either side, all on a double base. Attached to the center column are bronze coats of arms for the five branches of the military. The left facet holds the Army coat of arms positioned above that of the Coast Guard. The center facet holds the Navy coat of arms and the right facet holds that of the Marines above the Air Force. The center facet also features an incised Peace Dove beneath which appear three incised assault rifles with crossed barrels resting on a wreath. The flanking tablestones list the wars of American beginning with World War I and the men from the St Pauls area who died during these conflicts. The memorial stands to the rear of a stone paved oval courtyard with an oval shaped fountain in the center. Slightly in front of and to either side of the memorial are stone benches. Just in front of the benches near the fountain are markers with dedication and committee member plaques. Three flag poles stand behind the memorial.

    Images: Dedication plaque | Committee plaque | Far-off view of the memorial

  • Inscription

    Center column top: IN HONOR OF OUR FALLEN COMRADES

    Center column bottom: ST. PAULS / WAR / MEMORIAL / 1997

    Base: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. JOHN 15:13

    Left panel: WORLD WAR I / DUNCAN C. SHAW CPL USA / AGE 26, FRANCE 9-19-1918

    WORLD WAR II / [Left Column] ROBERT L. CARROLL SFC USN / AGE 19, PEARL HARBOR 12-7-41 / THOMAS J. MCGILL JR CMM USN / AGE 24, SEA OF JAPAN 11-1-43 / DAVID R. POWERS 2LT USAAC / AGE 25, NORTH AFRICA 5-12-44 / ROBERT G. HESTER PVT USA / AGE 23, FRANCE 6-6-44 / CAPUS R. JACKSON PFC USA / AGE 25, FRANCE 6-21-44 / HARVEY N. WHITE CPL USA / AGE 22, HOLLAND 9-17-44 / CHARLES M. HESTER PFC USA / AGE 32, FRANCE 12-6-44 / BEAMON O GUY PFC USA / AGE 23, GERMANY 2-5-45 / JOHN R. JOHNSON CEM USN / AGE 26, NEAR INDO-CHINA 5-3-45 / DAVID OWENS PFC USA / AGE 23, GERMANY 8-14-45 /
    [Right Column] FRED D. MCEACHERN PFC USA / AGE 19, PEARL HARBOR 12-7-41 / LAWRENCE H. CURRIE S SGT USA / AGE 24, ITALY 3-13-44 / DEORMY RAY PVT USA / AGE 23, SOUTH PACIFIC 5-17-44 / JAMES C. LINDSAY JR 2LT USAAC / AGE 23, ROMANIA 6-7-44 / WILLIE O. GUY SGT USA / AGE 22, FRANCE 7-5-44 / WILLIAM L. LINDSAY PFC USMC / AGE 20, JAPAN 9-19-44 / JOSEPH D. NORTON PFC USA / AGE 23, GERMANY 1-16-45 / JACK G. HENDRIX FFC USN / AGE 32, OKINAWA 4-12-45 / LEROY ROZIER SFC USN / AGE 20, SOUTHERN LUZON 7-24-45 / MARSHALL J. INMAN PVT USA / AGE 19, BELGIUM 11-18-44

    Right panel: KOREAN WAR / NO DEATHS FROM ST. PAULS / MANY WOUNDED

    VIETNAM WAR / [Left Column] CHARLIE GRAY PVT USA / AGE 19, VIETNAM 7-28-66 / JOHNNIE W. DAVIS SP 5 USA / AGE 22, VIETNAM 5-9-68 / FOSTER LOCKLEAR SP 4 USA / AGE 20, VIETNAM 3-19-70 /
    [Right Column] THOMAS G. SHEPHERD PFC USMC / AGE 18, VIETNAM 2-22-67 / PAUL N. JACKSON CAPT USA / AGE 36 PHUOC, VIETNAM 1-24-70 / LEO MCEACHERN S SGT USA / AGE 35, VIETNAM 4-11-70

    GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM / ADAM L. MARION PFC USA / AGE 24, IRAQ 4-28-2008

    Dedication Plaque, left side: IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION TO ALL / WHO SERVED FROM THE / ST. PAULS COMMUNITY IN THE / ARMED FORCES OF THE / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / DEDICATED NOV. 9, 1997

    Sponsor Plaque, right side: THE ST. PAULS WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE / LARRY LUPO, CHAIRMAN /
    [Left Column] E.W. AYERS / FRED FISHER / PAUL TERRY / EDWARD TYNER /
    [Right Column] GORDON WESTBROOK / JAMES WILLIAMS / MAYOR: WALTER NORTON / ANNIE ESPEY, TOWN CLERK /
    [Bottom Center] TOWN ADMINISTRATOR, JOE LOFLIN

  • Custodian

    City of St. Pauls

  • Dedication Date

    November 7, 1997

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.806740 , -78.971330 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Town of St. Pauls, North Carolina, http://stpaulsnc.gov/, (accessed January 8, 2017) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite and bronze

  • Location

    The memorial is located on the 100 block of West Broad Street in St. Pauls., NC.

  • Landscape

    The memorial is surrounded by seasonal greenery and bushes.

  • Post Dedication Use

    Memorial Day services are hosted by the local VFW post each year.

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