Transylvania County War Memorial, Brevard
The memorial, standing approximately six feet tall, is located in front of the Transylvania Courthouse. The monument pays the tribute to citizens of the Transylvania County who gave their lives for the country and freedom. It lists names of servicemen who died in combat in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the War on Global Terrorism.
Words Freedom, Country, Glory and Honor are carved on four sides of the monument granite base. A tall flagpole flying the American Flag sits just besides the marker.
There is a cannon on the right side of the memorial.
Images (photos by S. and T. Howard, courtesy of HMdb.org): Cannon | Vietnam / Freedom | World War II / Honor | World War II / Glory | World War I, Korea, Global War on Terrorism / Country
South Face: IN HONOR AND MEMORY OF / THOSE FROM TRANSYLVANIA / COUNTY WHO SACRIFICED / THEIR LIVES IN THE DEFENSE / OF OUR COUNTRY / VIETNAM / MILTON GOLDSMITH / JOE D. HUDSON / REGINALD W. LYNCH / VICTOR G. MCCALL / WELDON B. MERRILL / CLYDE V. MOORE / YORK OSBORNE / RICHARD A. SNOWDON / VERRELL D. STILES / LANE A. TILSON / F. DANNY TINSLEY / MISSING IN ACTION / LARRY JAMERSON / FREEDOM
East Face: WORLD WAR I / ELLIS F. BARTON / SCOTT DOGGIN / BRANCE L. GLAZENER / LOUIS B. RAINES / BOYD W. ROSS / CLARENCE TERRY / THOMAS J. TURNER / D. MONROE WILSON / KOREA / W. CAMERON HUBBARD / DOVER C. HUDSON / HASKELL D. POWELL / GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM / CHARLIE LANE BAGWELL / COUNTRY
North Face: WORLD WAR II / SAMUAL S. BARNETTE / W. POWELL BOLEY / OSCAR R. CHAPPELL / JAMES D. CONNER / ROBERT C. CORPENING / C. PATRICK COSTANZA / JACK O. CRARY / JOHN B. DICKSON / RICHARD J. ENLOE / LEWIS K. FOSTER / FRED G. FOWLER / ALFRED L. GALLOWAY / CLARENCE D. GARREN / THOMAS H. HAMPTON, JR. / VETTER H. HINKLE / KENNETH W. HOLCOMBE / LOUIS E. JACKSON / ROBERT JOHNSON / JOHN H. KEENER / ALBERT T. KILPATRICK / WELDON L. LEE / JOHN P. LEOPARD / EDWARD T. LOFTIS / JACK LOFTIS / CLARENCE E. MASTERS / WOODROW M. MASTERS / HARIMON M. MERRILL / GLENVILLE C. MCCALL / HAROLD J. MCGRARY / HOWARD MCGUINN / RICHARD C. MCKINNEY / HINTON S. MCLEOD / JOHN D. MILLER / GLORY
West Face: WORLD WAR II / JOSEPH A. MILLER, JR. / CHARLES MULL / JOHN M. NIX, JR. / ALTHON B. NORRIS / HAROLD F. NORRIS / JOHN H. NORRIS / JAMES O. PAXTON / WAYTHEA POWELL / LAWRENCE RAY / CARTER H. REID / WILLIAM L. RHODES / THEODORE V. SCHEPHOWSKI / JOSEPH A. SHOOK / EAKEL L. SIMS, JR. / TALMAGE T. STOCKSTILL / CHARLES R. WALDEN / JOHN G. WALLACE / HERSHELL L. WILSON, JR. / JESSE A. WILSON / ALBERT M. WOODS, JR. / CLIFFORD D. YOUNGBLOOD / GUY M. ZACHARY / ARTHUR A. SMITH / HONOR
July 10, 1983
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The unveiling ceremony started on Sunday, July 10, at 1 p.m. The festivities included a speech by retired Army General William C. Westmoreland, the 82nd Airborne Army Band and the flag corps from Asheville High's Marine JROTC.
Mrs. Vanessa Blackwell, whose brother, Verrell D. Stiles, was killed in Vietnam in 1967, conceived the idea of constructing the monument in February, 1981. Mrs. Blackwell researched the names of the County citizens who were killed in combat. She reached out for support of the local American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was named chairman of the formed Transylvania County War Memorial Committee.
The granite for the memorial came from Elberton, GA. Names of 77 Transylvanians who sacrificed their lives were inscribed in Easley, SC.
July 5, 1983, the monument was delivered from Easley, SC, and erected on the Transylvania County Courthouse lawn.
The memorial is located in front of the Transylvania County Courthouse, at the intersection of E Main Street and South Broad St. on E Main Street.
The monument sits on the Transylvania County Courthouse lawn, surrounded by bushes.