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Lexington County Veterans Monument

 
 
Lexington County Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
1. Lexington County Veterans Monument
Inscription.
Obelisk
[South]
"I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy."
Gen. Wm. C. Westmoreland

[East]
"In this column I want to tell you what the opening of the second front entailed, so that you can know and appreciate and forever be humbly grateful to those both dead and alive who did it for you."
Ernie Pyle, June 12, 1944

[North]
"Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn."
Gen. Douglas MacArthur

[West]
"Posterity: You will never know how much it has cost my
generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it."
John Quincy Adams

Dedication Inscriptions
[Left Inscription]
Dedicated to the members of the
Lexington Monument Fund Committee
1999 --- 2002
whose selfish dedicated and
Lexington County Veterans Monument -<br>Left Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
2. Lexington County Veterans Monument -
Left Inscription
work made
this monument a reality.

Thomas H. Comerford, Chairman
Betty J. Carson, Secretary
Ronald N. Szymczyk, Treasurer
Left Column: Gary R. Barer, Raymond S. Caughman, Betty J. DeShong, Fred S. DeShong, Hugh Gunter, Linda D. Gunter, Kate Y. Hansen, Roger F. Hansen

Right Column: Evelyn K. Heil, Robert L. Heil, Bill Mosher, Rita Mosher, Clydie Oswald, Redd Reynolds, Gordon P. Sheldon, Robert S. Szymczyk

Gordon P. Sheldon -- Monument Designer
Becky Hyatt Rickenbaker -- Illustrator & Graphic Designer

[Right Inscription]
Dedicated to the veterans and people on the homefront
during World war II, Korea, and Vietnam
provided through these
major contributors
[List of contributors]

Flag Dedications:
U.S. Merchant Marines:
Given by Tom Comerford
& Robert "Bob" Brandi

U.S. Air Force:
Given in Appreciation of the
Men and Women of our
United States Armed Forces
by
Howard N. Rawl

U.S. Marine Corps:
Given by Columbia Marines

POW/MIA:
MSG Michael Anthony Aun, Sr.
15 Feb 1911 --- 27 Dec 1997
Member of Essex Troop, 102nd
Cavalry H - Mecz Silver Star
Bronze star and Purple Heart
North Africa and
Lexington County Veterans Monument -<br>Right Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
3. Lexington County Veterans Monument -
Right Inscription
Europe

U.S.A.:
Given by Walter P. Rawls & Sons
in Memory of Walter P. & Ernesting P. Rawl
and
Mary Ellen "Sue" Rawl Wingard

South Carolina:
Given by Doris & Redd Reynolds
in Memory of our Parents
Ernestine P. & Walter P. Rawl
Lottie & Henry Reynolds

U.S. Army:
In Memory of
Cpl. W. Louis DeBruhl, Sr.
Served 4 Oct 1943 --- 21 Apr 1946
Born 15 Nov 1924
Died 4 Jul 2000

U.S. Navy:
In Memory of
Perrin R. (Rick) Love II
14 Jul 1973 --- 21 May 1999
US Navy Jan 1992 --- Jan 1996

U.S. Coast Guard:
Given in honor of
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Jack Clifton, US Navy Retired
and in memory of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Wingard, Sr.
by Bob and Charles Wingard

 
Erected 2002 by Lexington Monument Fund Committee.
 
Location. 33° 58.767′ N, 81° 14.183′ W. Marker is in Lexington, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is on South Lake Drive (State Highway 6), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington SC 29072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lexington County Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away, measured
Lexington County Veterans Monument -<br>Dedication Inscriptions image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
4. Lexington County Veterans Monument -
Dedication Inscriptions
in a direct line); Lexington County World War I Monument (about 400 feet away); Lexington Courthouses (about 600 feet away); Lexington Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Time Religion (approx. mile away); St. Stephen's Church (approx. mile away); Tomb of Dr. E.L. Hazelius (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hazelius House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Daniel Koon House (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Fox House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Westmoreland. William Childs Westmoreland (March 26, 1914 – July 18, 2005) was an American General who commanded American military operations in the Vietnam War at its peak from 1964 to 1968, with the Tet Offensive. (Submitted on September 6, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Ernie Pyle. Ernest Taylor Pyle (August 3, 1900 – April 18, 1945) was an American journalist who wrote as a roving correspondent for the
Lexington County Veterans Monument -<br>Southeast Corner image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
5. Lexington County Veterans Monument -
Southeast Corner
Scripps Howard newspaper chain from 1935 until his death in combat during World War II. (Submitted on September 6, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Douglas MacArthur. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur [1] (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) was an American general, United Nations general, and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. (Submitted on September 6, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. John Quincy Adams. John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was the sixth President of the United States from March 4, 1825 to March 4, 1829. (Submitted on September 6, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
Lexington County Veterans Monument -<br>Northeast Corner image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
6. Lexington County Veterans Monument -
Northeast Corner
 
 
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