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Joanna in Laurens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Joanna Veterans’ Memorial

 
 
Joanna Veterans' Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen K. Williams, January 1, 2007
1. Joanna Veterans' Memorial Marker
Inscription. Top plaque:
This hospital erected as a lasting tribute to the men and women of Joanna who served their country in World War II and as a memorial to those who gave their lives

H. Odell Barrett Floyd R. Edwards Henry W. Dobbins Horace W. Ridings Winford O. Price George B. Browning G. Marion Bragg Willis J. Phillips Woodrow W. Whelchel

Middle plaque:
Korea
Robert Wilburn

Viet-Nam
Michael Banks Reginald Morse Carrol Stroud

Bottom plaque:
Joanna Lions Club
 
Erected by Joanna Lions Club.
 
Location. 34° 24.839′ N, 81° 48.669′ W. Marker is in Joanna, South Carolina, in Laurens County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Whitmire Highway, on the left when traveling east on South Main Street. Click for map. This marker is located in Blalock Memorial Veterans' Park, also site of the tomb of J.S. Blalock and his son L.W.C. Blalock, pioneers of Goldville Manufacturing Company. Marker is in this post office area: Joanna SC 29351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson Davis Flight (approx. 3.5 miles away
Joanna Veterans' Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen K. Williams, April 20, 2009
2. Joanna Veterans' Memorial Marker
but has been reported missing); Pinelawn Memory Gardens Veterans Monument (approx. 3.5 miles away); James Ferdinand Jacobs (approx. 4.9 miles away); Davison McDowell Douglas (approx. 5.1 miles away); Jacobs Hall (approx. 5.2 miles away); Presbyterian College Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Mrs. Lillian G. Brown (approx. 5.2 miles away); American Flag Pole (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The WWII memorial plaque was originally in the now-defunct Joanna Memorial Hospital. The Korean and Vietnam Veterans' names were added to the monument to be placed in its present location.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
Joanna Veterans' Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen K. Williams, January 1, 2007
3. Joanna Veterans' Memorial Marker
Joanna Veterans' Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen K. Williams, January 1, 2007
4. Joanna Veterans' Memorial Marker
Joanna Veterans' Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen K. Williams, January 1, 2007
5. Joanna Veterans' Memorial Marker
 
 
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