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Greenville County Veterans Memorial / Greenville County Medal of Honor

 
 
Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 10, 2009
1. Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker
Inscription.
[Veterans Memorial]:
Veterans Memorial
WWI 1917-1918
WWII 1941-1946
Korea 1950-1955
Military Branch Seals: United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard, United states Merchant Marine
Vietnam 1961-1975
Persian Gulf 1990
Undeclared Wars
POW...Remembering Those Who Served...MIA

[Medal of Honor]:
The Medal of Honor is awarded by the President to the name of Congress to the persons listed below who while a member of the Military distinguished themselves conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity in the face of almost certain death above and beyond the call of duty against enemies of the USA.

Greenville County
Medal of Honor
Recipients

Joe R Hooper
Staff Sergeant USA
DOB 8 Aug 1938

Robert S Kennemore
Staff Sergent USMC
DOB 21 Jun 1920

Robert A Owens
Sergeant USMC
DOB 13 Sep 1920

Michael E. Thornton
Petty Officer USN
DOB 23 Mar 1949

 
Erected 1996 by Greenville County Veterans Affairs.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the
Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 10, 2009
2. Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker
Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 34° 50.464′ N, 82° 24.09′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from University Ridge, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Greenville County offices located on University Ridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 University Ridge, Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Furman University (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mill Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Furman University (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Furman University (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Furman University (approx. 0.2 miles away); River Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenville Arboretum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Mill Ruins (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cherokees (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vardry Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joe Hooper. Captain Joe Ronnie Hooper (August 8, 1938 – May 6, 1979) was a Vietnam veteran whose combat decorations surpassed those of Lt. Audie Murphy or Sgt. Alvin York.
Greenville County Veterans Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 20, 2010
3. Greenville County Veterans Memorial
(Submitted on March 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Robert S. Kennemore. Robert Sidney Kennemore (June 21, 1920 – April 26, 1989), of Greenville, South Carolina, earned the Medal of Honor during the bitter Chosin Reservoir campaign of November 1950, when he deliberately covered an enemy grenade with his foot to keep his men from being wounded or killed. (Submitted on March 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Robert A. Owens. Sergeant Robert Allen Owens (September 13, 1920-November 1, 1943) was a United States Marine who was killed in action during World War II. (Submitted on March 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Michael Thornton. Michael Edwin Thornton, (born March 23, 1949 in Greenville, South Carolina), is a Medal of Honor recipient for actions as a United States Navy SEAL Engineman Second Class during the Vietnam War. (Submitted on March 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. (Submitted on March 12, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryWar, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Greenville County Veterans Memorial -<br>Center Column Showing Military Seals Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 22, 2008
4. Greenville County Veterans Memorial -
Center Column Showing Military Seals
Greenville County Medal of Honor Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 20, 2010
5. Greenville County Medal of Honor Memorial
Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 10, 2009
6. Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker
Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 10, 2009
7. Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker
Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 10, 2009
8. Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker
Greenville County Veterans Memorial -<br>County Human Services Building in Background Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 20, 2010
9. Greenville County Veterans Memorial -
County Human Services Building in Background
Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 10, 2009
10. Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker
Section of the Greenville County<br>Veterans Memorial Wall Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 20, 2010
11. Section of the Greenville County
Veterans Memorial Wall
Stone Bench Engraved with<br>Military Branch Seals Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, February 20, 2010
12. Stone Bench Engraved with
Military Branch Seals
Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 10, 2009
13. Greenville County Medal of Honor Marker
Joe Ronnie Hooper<br>1938-1979 Photo, Click for full size
Wikipedia
14. Joe Ronnie Hooper
1938-1979
Robert Sidney Kennemore<br>1920–1989 Photo, Click for full size
Wikipedia
15. Robert Sidney Kennemore
1920–1989
Robert Allen Owens<br>1920-1943 Photo, Click for full size
Wikipedia
16. Robert Allen Owens
1920-1943
Michael Edwin Thornton<br>1949- Photo, Click for full size
Wikipedia
17. Michael Edwin Thornton
1949-
 
 
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