Cherryville Veterans Memorial, Cherryville
A four-sided 9 foot granite war memorial lists Cherryville citizens who sacrificed their lives in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The US American Legion seal is carved on each side of the memorial under names of fallen soldiers.
World War I / Dourus Dalton Beam / Guyser Canipe / John Q. Homesley / Alfonso L. Mauney / Clarence Leonard Waters / Phillip S. Hullet / [US American Legion seal] / 1986
World War II / H. Clinton Adams / David Alferd Baxter / Francis Wayne Baxter / Thomas Quay Baxter / John W. Beal / J.C. Bridges / Max David Carpenter / David Alfred Dellinger / David Grover Dellinger / Augustus Clee Dedmon / Robert Theron Franklin / James K. Humphries / Bain C. Leonhardt / Ray Moss / Ben Summer / Roy Lee Vandyke / George P. Wright / Howard Monroe Barnett / [US American Legion seal] / 1986
Korea / Marvin Costner / Jessie Lester Jarrett / Jerry McCould / James D.Pope / Ralph Stover / [US American Legion seal] / 1986
Vietnam / Bobby Dean Anthony / Larry Keith Heavner / Larry Dean Sain / Franklin Earl Wright / Carl E. Owens / Fred Lewis Thrift / [US American Legion seal] / 1986
American Legion Post 100
May 26, 1986
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. "The Wall of Faces, Cherryville, NC, " www.vvmf.org, (accessed June 28, 2015) Link
On May 26, 1986, Col. George Riddell, a WWII Army chaplain, spoke at the dedication ceremony. Pat O’Donnel, State Commander of the American Legion, unveiled the memorial.
The memorial is located at the intersection of E. Church and N. Pink Streets in Cherryville, North Carolina, 28021. It is on the right side of the entrance to the Cherryville Post 110 of the American Legion building.
The monument stands on a lawn, surrounded by bushes.