Vietnam War Memorial, Clinton
This rectangular monument commemorates veterans from Sampson County who offered their services during the Vietnam War. The inscription takes up most of the front side of the marker. The marker stands upon a small base which includes engravings of the erection date and sponsors of the memorial. It stands about 5 feet tall and is adjacent to the Robert A. Fields Memorial, a marker of similar appearance, in the courthouse lawn of Sampson County.
Marker Front: IN MEMORY OF / THOSE WHO SERVED / DURING THE / VIETNAM ERA / WHO OFFERED / THEIR LIVES FOR / THE SERVICE OF / THEIR COUNTRY
Base Front: ERECTED THIS MAY 25, 1980 / AMERICAN LEGION POSTS / #22 & #319
May 25, 1980
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American Legion Post 319 dedicated the monument Sunday, May 25, 1980, with a ruffles and flourishes ceremony that began at 5pm on Main Street. During the ceremony, the Legion members fired a salute to the veterans who died in Vietnam.
The monument is located in front of the Sampson County Courthouse, adjacent to the Robert A. Fields Memorial. It stands off of East Main Street between North Wall Street and Court Street.
The monument stands in a grass and mulch area in front of the courthouse. It is surrounded by small bushes and shrubs.