Haywood County Vietnam Memorial, Waynesville
A large engraved stone slab is framed by a roughly finished natural stone border. The slab lists the Haywood County casualties from the war. In front of it is a cast metal pair of empty combat boots, often filled with flowers and flags. The slab and shoes rest on top of a sturdy stone base, also roughly finished.
Images: View of the memorial and the Old Haywood County Courthouse
1959 VIETNAM 1975 / DEDICATED / TO THE / HONORED MEMORY / OF HAYWOOD COUNTY’S SONS / WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES / IN / THE REPUBLIC OF / SOUTH VIET NAM / 1LT DAVID CHAPPEL BROWN USAF / LCPL STEPHEN MICHAEL BRYSON USMC / SGT MICHAEL FRANK DAVIS USA / SP4 DAVID WAYNE FRADY USA / TSGT FLOYD MILTON FRAZIER USAF / SSGT BENNY DOYCE GREEN USA / CPL HAROLD DEXTER GRIFFIN USMC / CAPT FREDERICK MERVIN HALL (MIA) USAF / PFC ROBERT CARROLL HAWKINS USA / SP4 ALFRED HIGHTOWER, JR. USA / SGT CHARLES CROCKETT MATTHEW [obscured] / SP5 DAVID MICHAEL McPHERSON [obscured] / PFC KEITH DALE MEHAF[obscured] / SP4 FRED ALLEN MOODY [obscured] / PFC CARL BRUCE [obscured] / SSGT HOWARD LY[obscured] / PFC MICHAEL DEAN[obscured] / SP4 WAYNE EDWA[obscured] / PFC THOMAS WA[obscured] / BM3 JOHN DOUGLAS [obscured] / AND THOSE WHO [obscured]
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The monument is located to the right of the entrance to the Old Haywood County Courthouse at 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC.
Also located nearby are the Haywood County All Veterans Memorial, the Haywood County Korean War Memorial, the Memorial Tablet to Revolutionary Soldiers, the Haywood County Confederate Monument, and 1776 Militia Rifleman statue.
The monument is located on the landscaped grounds of the Old Haywood County Court House.
On August 10, 2014, the 50th anniversary of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution (the official start of the Vietnam War), the memorial hosted a commemorative event along with four other Vietnam War memorials across the state.