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Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

World War II

Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial

World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
1. World War II Memorial
Inscription. The most devastating war in history originated from unresolved issues of World War I, the Punitive Peace that ended it, and a worldwide economic depression that provided conditions that allowed the rise of Fascism and Nazism. In addition Imperial Japan envisioned an Asian/Pacific Empire for herself.

The United States remained neutral for the first two years of the war until it was attacked by Japan on 7 December 1941, at Pearl Harbor. As part of the Allied powers, which included the United Kingdom, Soviet Union, Australia, China and several other nations, the United States Armed Forces help defeat the enemies of freedom on battlefields and seas around the world. By the time the war ended, over one million United States service personnel had been killed or wounded.

Pacific and European Fronts
1 September 1939 — 2 September 1945

United States at war.
7 December 1941 — 2 September 1945

Courage * Sacrifice * Duty

Adams, Arthur Allen, Issac Allen, John Allen, Macey Alverson, Robert Anderson, John Archer, William Arnold, Raymond Ashburn, Raymond Ayers, James Bailes, Butler Baites, Louis Baker, Fred Baker, Robert Batt, John Baugher, Claude Bell, William Bennett, Chester Benson, Harry Benson, Johnnie Berry, Milton Birchfield,
World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
2. World War II Memorial
James S. Blankenship, Orden Bowling, James Boyd, Claude Boyd, Thomas Braly, Terrell Jr. Brandon, Morgan Breedwell, Wallace Britton, Howard Brown, Melvin Butler, Cecil Butler, Sammy Byron, Buford Cagle, R.E. Campbell, John Carroll, Herbert Carter, Otto Jr. Caudle, William Cavender, Thomas Chaney, Merial Clark, Herman Jr. Coggins, Herman Collier, Rison Cook, Carrol Cooper, Robert Cooper, Ed Cooper, Hollis Cooper, John L. Jr. Cowley, John Crabtree, Carl Craig, Russel Crawford, James Daniels, James Davies, Arthur Davis, Solon Derrick, William Dickson, Robert Duncan, James Duncan, John Eiders, Herman Ellis, James Ennis, Paul Fisher, Elbert Fowler, Leonard Gage, John Ghidotti, James Giles, O. H. Jr. Glenn, Charles Good, Orville Goosby, Perry Graham, George Graham, Joseph Grayson, Charlie Gullatt, Morris Halbrooks, Jesse Harbin, Edward V. Jr. Hargrove, Roy Hargrove, Thomas Harrell, Donald Harris, Donald Hastings, Harmon Hatchett, Louie Hester, Henry Hill, Harry Hill, Melvin Hollingsworth, Wayne Hornbuckle, John Hughes, John Isbell, Joseph Isbell, J.B. Jones, Edward Jones, Nelson Jones, Theo Jordon, Porter Kennemer, Harry Kimbrough, Oscar King, William King, John Kirkland, William Knight, Virgil Koonce, James Lamb, Thomas Landers,
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
3. Veterans Memorial
The Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial was officially dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011. The Veterans Memorial Foundation, a volunteer organization, was chartered to oversee the design and construction of the memorial by the City of Huntsville, the County of Madison and endorsed by the citizens of Madison in 2002. The memorial was funded entirely by the citizens,of Madison County and the Tennessee Valley and is maintained by the City of Huntsville. The 8 polished black granite markers are engraved with the names of over 365 Madison County servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The granite for these markers is from the same quarry that supplied the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. Engraved in limestone above the black granite markers is the timeline of all Wars from 1775 showing the nearly three million men and women who have died or been wounded in defense of our country. The Memorial honors and pays tribute to all veterans for their "Courage, "Sacrifice", and call to "Duty".
William Layman, David Jr. Layman, Mac Lee, Ernest Lee, William Lincoln, T.W. Lindsey, James Locke, Lonza Loveday, Gordon Luna, J.D. Maddox, Erskine Magaha, James Mayes, James Moore, Marvin Morgan, Riley Morring, Nolon Morris, George Moss, George Mount, James Myers, John Nayman, Walter Norris, Hulen Nunn, Benton Osborn, Uriel Parker, Andy Patterson, Bruce Patton, Percy Jr. Payne, Leroy Peak, Henry Petty, William Pigg, Ozro Pitts, Richard Pitts, Thomas Porter, Edward Potts, Ernest Powell, Virgil Pritchett, Lonzo Pulley, Hubert Ragland, Sam Rainwater, Robert Reed, Alton Rolfe, Frank Sanders, Nolan Schramsheu, Robert Sharp, John Shirley, Joseph Sims, Carl Sloan, Horace Smith, Henderson Smith, Herman Smith, Odell Snyder, Richard Spagins, W.E. Sparkman, Howard Jr. Speck, Dalton Statum, John Steakly, Wayman Stevenson, Johnnie Stewart, James Stewart, Thomas Suggs, Leroy Tate, Amos Jr. Tate, Glenn Taylor, James Taylor, Thomas Terry, S.E. Tharp, James Thompson, Wilfred Thornton, Albert Tidwell, Shelby Tipps, Lyman H. Tipton, Shelby Travis, Auston Tribble, James Usrey, Thomas Wade, Reubem Walker, Emmett Jr. Walls, Albert Warner, William Ward, Thurman Watkins, Everett Watkins, Hawthorne Webster, Robert Wells, William West, Duward Whitaker, James White, Burton White, George Wikle, Jesse Jr. Wilbourne, Henry Jr. Wilkinson, Bert Williams, Clifton Williams, Earl Wilson, Bufford Jr. Wilson, Knox Wood, William Woodward, Clinton Wright, Charles

Resource information: Madison County Military Heritage commission and the United States D.C.D.
Erected 2011 by The Veterans Memorial Foundation.
Location. 34° 44.066′ N, 86° 35.311′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street Northwest and Washington Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east on Monroe Street Northwest. Click for map. Located in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Monroe Street Northwest, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Time Capsule (a few steps from this marker); Persian Gulf War (a few steps from this marker); Global War on Terrorism (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Fountains (within shouting distance of this marker); Commitment/Oath, Creed, And Code of Conduct (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
More about this marker. Memorials in Veterans Park along the half circle wall behind fountain (left to right): WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf, Global War on Terrorism, Freedom Necessities.
Also see . . .
1. Alabama Casualties of Alabama. The following list is set up as follows. Last Name, First Name, Rank, Branch,County,/City , Cause of Death (Submitted on January 20, 2014.) 

2. Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial. (Submitted on January 20, 2014.)
Categories. War, World II
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