Cleveland County Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial, Shelby
The memorial is an archtop granite tablestone on a single base with a large bronze plaque filling most of the front face. In relief above the inscription is an attractive stylized eagle with spread wings and a single star between its legs.
IN HONOR OF THE MEN WHO SERVED FROM CLEVELAND COUNTY / AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY, FOR A GRATEFUL PEOPLE, / OF THESE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE KOREAN AND VIETNAM WARS. / IN MEMORIAM / KOREA /
[Left Column] CLAUDE ALLEN / ELMER G. ALLEN / ARTHUR BERRY, JR. / WILFORD G. GODFREY / RUFUS HUFFSTICKLER / DAN P. LAIL / HARVEY LAWSON /
[Right Column] MILES E. MCCRAW / THOMAS H. MCKINLEY / STACY A. MULLINAX / BILLY OWEN / VERNON D. STALLINGS / LOGAN C. WEATHERS / RALPH WHETSTINE
[Left Column] DONNIE WRAY ANDERSON / JAMES HAROLD BRITTAIN / CHRISTOPHER EUGENE BROOKS / JERRY DONALD CARTER / ROY BENJAMIN COCHRAN / ROLAND CLEMON CROSBY / ROBERT LARRY DELLINGER / ERNEST FRANKLIN ELDERS / LARRY WAYNE ELLIS / CHARLIE MELVIN ELLISON / MICHAEL ALLEN GRAHAM / DONALD RALPH HAMRICK /
[Right Column] JAMES HOPPER, JR. / WAYNE ROGER HOYLE / DUDLEY CARROL HUGHES / JOE LEWIS LOCKHART MCGILL / JIMMY KEITH MORRISON / RONALD ERNEST MULLINAX / JAMES CLIFFORD PEARSON / GREGORY WAYNE THOMAS / MCCLURE THACKERSON / HAROLD HUGH WELCH
MAY LIBERTY, FREEDOM, AND JUSTICE FOREVER / BE THE GUIDE OF OUR PEOPLE. / DEDICATED BY THE / CLEVELAND COUNTY VETERANS COUNCIL
Cleveland County, Earl Scruggs Center
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“Cleveland County Korean and Vietnam War Memorial," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed November 26, 2016) Link
Cleveland County Veterans Council
The monument stands on the W. Marion Street side of the Old Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, NC. The old courthouse now houses the Earl Scruggs Center which is an interpretive center on the life of the legendary banjo master and the historical and cultural traditions of the region. The Confederate Monument is on the S. Lafayette Side of the building and the Worl War II memorial on the West Warren Street. The Cleveland County World War I Plaque is mounted on the exterior wall (S. Lafayette Street side) of the courthouse building.
The memorial stands on a paved walkway under shady mature trees.
The Cleveland County Veteran Advisory Council hosts an annual Veterans Day Program at the historic court square in Shelby.