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  • Monument Name

    Davidson County WWII and Korean Veterans Memorial, Lexington

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War II

    Korean War

  • City

    Lexington

  • County

    Davidson

  • Description

    A rectangular copper plaque contains a figure of an eagle and lists the names of those killed during WWII and the Korean War from the surrounding area. A smaller plaque just below it lists those killed in the Korean War.

  • Inscription

    Top plaque: IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO MADE / THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN WORLD WAR II / AND THE EARLY DAYS OF THE KOREAN CONFLICT / [Three long columns of names follow.]

    Erected by the Joint Veterans Committee / American Legion, V.F.W., AmVets and D.A.V.

    Bottom plaque: KOREAN WAR
    ELMER LEE LYNN
    DEVIN FRANKLIN FISHER
    ELBERT S. SNIDER
    JAMES A. LATE
    BUDDY EUGENE VANHOY
    MARVIN M. ASHBY
    CARL B. JONES
    JAMES BARNEST FLOYD
    CARL VERNON HUNT
    JAMES CHARLES REECE
    WILLIAM COCKRANE
    GEORGE FURR, JR.
    CHARLIE F. CAGLE

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.824070 , -80.252960 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Davidson County WWII and Korean Veterans Memorial," Markeroni.com, (accessed June 24, 2012) Link

      "Historic Uptown Lexington, North Carolina. A Heritage Tour," Uptown Lexington, Inc., (accessed December 3, 2013) Link

      Borden, Sidney, Steven Chickos, and Daniel Jourdan. "The Korean War: North Carolina's Commemoration of the 'Forgotten War'," uploaded February 4, 2014, YouTube, (accessed February 4, 2014) Link

      Edwards, Deneesha. “Fallen Soldiers Honored at Ceremony, Two Local Names Placed on Memorials,” The Dispatch (Davidson, NC), May 29, 2011, (accessed July 1, 2011) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Sponsors

    The Joint Veterans Committee (American Legion, V.F.W., AMVETS, and D.A.V.)

  • Post Dedication Use

    On Sunday May 29th, 2011 the Davidson County Veterans Council's hosted the 66th Annual Davidson County Veterans Memorial Service at the Memorial. Two names were added to the monument of military personnel: Josh T. Harris and Charlie F. Cagle. Harris died in Afghanistan in 2008. Cagle had died in the Korean War, and his body was only recently found.

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