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Philippi in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Barbour County War Memorial

 
 
Front Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. Front Plaque
Inscription. (Front):
1917 - 1919
In Memory of
Oscar Granville Alexander
Clayton Bosworth Brandon
Jesse Gordon Cole
Quincy C. Dadisman
Okey E. Duckworth
James Blaine Hovatter
Everett Earl Ice
David Oren Jones
Fred E. Jones
John Irvin Kramer
Andrew L. Matthew
Lawrence L. Mayle
Charles Wayne Moore
Wilbur Simpson Moore
William Hobart McDaniel
William Myers
Nelson Newman
Carl Frederick Nitz
Lloyd F. Reed
Lawson D. Regester
Robert J. Ritter
Carl Simmons
Walter Ray Smith
Loring Carr Thorpe
Thomas Caton Wilson

Who gave their lives
in the World War

(Back):
1941 - 1945
In Memory of
William Draper Anglin Stanley Lee Lemasters
Denzil Ray Ashby Calvin Keith Lipscom
Cleophus L. Auvil Elbert Harold Lohr
Monzel Barker Charles Junior McDaniel
Richard Lavere Bartlett John Manfreda
Loyd Dextor Beckner Charles Francis Martin
Dennis Howard Bennett Arnold Roy Moore
Stanley Wilson Bennett John Lewis Orr, Jr.
Hayward R. Bolyard Robert Ray Perry
Denzil Boyles William Pestotnik
Lynn Jackson Boyles Joseph Ralph Price
Thurman Lee Boyles Dellet Junior Proudfoot
Arthur Lee Burner Johnnie Edward Prutsok
Walter Herbert Carr Woodrow Carmen
Back Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
2. Back Plaque
Radcliffe
Marion Lee Chapman Kenneth Earl Ritter
William Paul Cole Paul Porter Shaffer
Carl H. DeLauder Newton Woodrow Sigley
Archie Roosevelt Ekis Harry H. Simon
Leonard Newton Ervine Edsel W. Simons
Herman B. Evix Waitman George Simons
James Junior George Doyle K. Simpson
Elmer R. Grimm Dwight P. Smith
Charles Ray Haller James Everett Smith
William Henry Halterman Omer Spencer
Richard Earl Hamilton Neeson Stemple
Oren C. Harris Robert Lee Sturm
Ray E. Hess Frank Tamus
William Keith Hickman Carl Teter
Jess W. Hinkle Stanley L. Turner
James Alvin Holt Hayward Wagner
Elwood Kennedy Howard Porter Wagner
John Kittle Clifford Ware Watkins
Eston C. Kuhn Cora Gertrude Hyre Webester
Victor Emanuel Kursavage Sherwood Lee Wilson

Who gave their lives
in World War II

(Left Side):
1950 - 1953
In memory of
Virgil Coontz
James E. Crowl
Torres Sam Mercado
Joseph Serback
Allen E. Simmons

who gave their lives in the Korean War

(Right Side):
1864 - 1975
In memory of
William Lee Carr
Rex A. Bowyer
Garry L. Burgess
Roger L. Carpenter
John Charnpolsky
James R. Hickman
Isaac C. Huffman
Cecil Wilbert Kittle, Jr.
Larry Joseph Lowther
Lesley
Left Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. Left Side Plaque
Wayne Reed
Wm. "Billy" Runner
Donald F. Schnably
Roger Lee Simpson

Who gave their live in the Vietnam War

 
Erected by Barbour County Post No. 44 American Legion and Citizens of Barbour County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
 
Location. 39° 9.146′ N, 80° 2.379′ W. Marker is in Philippi, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 250) and Church Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Located in front of the County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Philippi WV 26416, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philippi (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Philippi (within shouting distance of this marker); Barbour County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Barbour County Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Philippi (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Covered Bridge
Right Side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
4. Right Side Plaque
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Philippi (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Philippi Covered Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philippi.
 
Also see . . .
1. Philippi, West Virginia Doughboy ::. This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); however the link refers only to the one at Philippi, West Virginia. (Submitted on February 26, 2012.) 

2. Who are "Doughboy" Searchers??::. This web site gives more detailed history, photos, and items. Also examples of other Viquesney works of Historical Art. (Submitted on February 26, 2012.) 
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Memorial and Machine Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
5. Memorial and Machine Gun
Statue on Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
6. Statue on Memorial
Note the barbed wire below the statue's feet.
Roll of Honor Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
7. Roll of Honor Plaque
The list of World War II losses is duplicated on a plaque outside the courthouse entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,573 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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