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  • Monument Name

    Guilford County Vietnam War Dead, Greensboro

  • Type


  • Subjects

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

  • City


  • County


  • Description

    The memorial to men from Guildford County who died in Vietnam consists of two bronze tablets attached to a short granite block with a sloped front. They are unadorned aside from the inscription on the top tablet which also holds 60 names in three columns of 20 with date of death. The lower tablet is smaller and holds 14 more names with room for additions. A flag pole stands directly behind the granite block.

    Images: Inscriptions

  • Inscription

    IN HONOR OF / GUILFORD COUNTY MEN / WHO DIED IN VIETNAM / [Three columns with 74 names in total]

  • Custodian

    Guilford County

  • Dedication Date

    Circa 1980

  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.071680 , -79.792130 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Guilford County Vietnam Memorial,” The Historical Marker Database,, (accessed July 8, 2017) Link

      “Overlooked Veteran Honored At Last,” Greensboro News and Record (Greensboro, NC), November 8, 1987

      “Vietnam Veterans Memorials in North Carolina,” North Carolina Vietnam Veterans of American, (accessed July 8, 2017) Link

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze on granite

  • Location

    The flag pole and marker are located in a lawn area above a retaining wall near the northwest corner of the Phill G. McDonald Plaza. The plaza faces S. Green Street and is bracketed on three sides by the current Guilford County Courthouse to the west, the Greensboro Police Department to the south and the Old Guilford County Courthouse to the north. Memorials markers to Pfc. Phill G. McDonald and Iraq and Afghanistan War Dead stand right nearby. A short distance to the east is the Greensboro Millennium Gate. A short distance to the east and in front of the Old Guilford County Courthouse are the MSgt. Edwin V. Bain memorial marker, memorial to Dr. George Simkins, Jr., and Gertrude Weil Memorials.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on a grass area with trees behind it.

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