Vietnam and Iraqi Freedom War Memorial, Greenville
The memorial to Vietnam and Iraqi Freedom war dead is a large slab of granite roughly three feet wide and eight feet long with beveled edges lying flat on the ground. An incised American Flag is the only decoration aside from the list of names. The memorial was first placed in honor of 22 Vietnam War dead. Four additional Vietnam names were added later along with the names of dead during Iraq war.
Images: Names of men who died in Vietnam | Names of men who died in Vietnam and Iraq
IN MEMORY OF THOSE OF / PITT COUNTY / WHO DIED IN SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY / VIETNAM /
[Left Column] CONWAY, JASPER RAY / LAMBERT, FRED DONALD / LEGGETT, ALBERT GRAY / WALSTON, RUBY KENNETH / BATCHELOR, MARTIN T., JR. / HODGES, GARY STEPHEN / MOYE, ROBERT DOUGLAS / SUTTON, TERRY WAYNE / GARRETT, ROBERT JUNIOR / SMITH, MELTON EDWARD / MOBLEY, JENIES ISSAC / WILKINS, BOBBIE RAY / GRIMSLEY, OBEDIAH /
[Right Column] DANIELS, JOSEPHUS / WHELIHAN, THOMAS MEAKIN / WILSON, WALTER LEE, JR. / SPEIGHT, JOHNNIE MOSES, JR. / ARNOLD, DONALD RAY / TUCKER, WILLIE, JR. / PATRICK, STANLEY KAY / ALCOCK, RONNIE GILMAN / GRAY, RICHARD KEY / PARNEL, RICHARD JAMES / SCARBOROUGH, GRIFFIN ELI / STOCKS, WILLIAM R. / WORTHINGTON, JAMES ARTHUR
IRAQI FREEDOM /
[Left Column] MURRY, RODNEY A. / CASH, CHRISTOPHER S. / EDWARDS, AMOS COLLINS, JR. / BENSON, DARRY /
[Right Column] RUSSELL, RYAN DAVID / SUTTON, GREGG L. / BRADLEY, JUANTREA T., SR. / NELSON, JOSHUA
DONATED BY GREENVILLE JAYCEES / 1984
Greenville City Recreation and Parks
November 11, 1984
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“Recreation And Park Facilities,” Greenville North Carolina, (accessed September 2, 2016) Link
“Vietnam War Memorial,” Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC), November 12, 1984, 1
The memorial is located on the Town Commons at 105 E. 1st Street in Greenville, NC, as part of and next to the Veterans Memorial complex. Other memorials at this location include a Fallen Soldier memorial, the Old Brickell Cannon, World War One, World War Two, Korean War memorial, and a Millennial Sundial.
The Town Common features 21 acres of open green space located adjacent to the Uptown Greenville District. The Town Common is connected to the South Greenville Greenway by paved walk-ways, the Town Creek Bridge, a 1500-foot river walk and WWI Memorial Bridge along the Tar River.
The memorial was originally placed on the Pitt County Courthouse grounds to the left side (when facing) of the Confederate Memorial, with the World War One, World War Two and Korean memorial being directly in front of the Confederate Memorial. It was most likely moved in 1989 when the Veterans Memorial was dedicated on the Town Commons.
Annual Memorial Day, July 4th and Veterans Day activities take place on the Town Commons.