Honoring all Veterans and Their Families
Concept Designer:Sissy Birindelli
Sculptor: Stephen Spears
The Fairhope Veterans Memorial Committee
Wishes to thank all our supporters, with special thanks to :
The City of Fairhope
The Single . . . — — Map (db m128892) WM
As the U.S. Army modernized at the turn of the 20th century, so too did its military posts. In the stratified society of this period, separate and distinct areas for the various classes of individuals were developed. The Army was little different, . . . — — Map (db m70104) HM
Built by U.S. Army engineers over the summer of 1824, Three Notch Road has served as Bullock Countys major transportation route throughout its history. It was constructed to facilitate military communication between Pensacola . . . — — Map (db m89638) HM
Built by U.S. Army engineers over the summer of 1824, Three Notch Road has served as Bullock Countys major transportation route throughout its history. It was constructed to facilitate military communication between Pensacola . . . — — Map (db m89637) HM
The Legacy of the Military
On the other side of Anniston, the Army constructed an Ordnance Depot on 15,000 acres west of the city during WWII. Over time, the depot evolved into the region's largest employer. The economic and community . . . — — Map (db m106619) HM
Dedicated to the memory
of all our servicemen
who were in the
Revolutionary War 1775-1783
War with Great Britain 1812-1814
Indian wars - various 1813-1837
War with Mexico 1846-1848
War Between the States 1861-1865
Spanish-American . . . — — Map (db m156266) WM
Obtained from Ft. Rucker, AL by American Legion Post No. 31
April 28, 1999
*Weapons: 105 mm rifled cannon. 7.62 mm and .50 caliber machine guns.
*Engine: 750 hp. 12 cylinder air-cooled diesel.
*Crew-4 men: Weight-107.900 lb.: Speed-30 mph: . . . — — Map (db m107646) HM
Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company D, 1st
Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry
Division, Tay Ninh Province, Republic
of Vietnam, 18 July 1969.
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and . . . — — Map (db m99522) HM WM
The name Florala came from combining the names of Florida and Alabama. Lake Jackson, located in Florala, is the state's largest natural lake. It is named for Andrew Jackson, who in 1818 camped on the lake with his soldiers while en route to . . . — — Map (db m83457) HM
Dedicated To The Recipients Of The
Nation's Oldest Military Decoration
"The Purple Heart"
Combat Wounded Veterans
Military Order of
the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932
My stone is red for
the . . . — — Map (db m101168) WM
In Honor and Memory of
our Veterans who Served in
the Korean War
1950 — 1953
✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯
Against overwhelming odds our valiant
service men and women withstood
the . . . — — Map (db m82043) WM
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends. St. John, 15-13
Erected in grateful humility to the enduring
memory of those of Dallas County whose
names appear hereon who made the supreme . . . — — Map (db m83522) WM
The fort, consisting of a log house and large stockade, was built in 1838 by order of General Winfield Scott, commander of military forces responsible for the removal of Cherokee Indians.
Soldiers occupying the fort were commanded by Captain . . . — — Map (db m28030) HM
On 6/18/1942 the U.S. took possession of 36,300 acres in Etowah and adjoining St. Clair County to establish Alabama's first Chemical Warfare Center. The area was dedicated on 12/25/1942 and named for U.S. Army M/G William Luther Sibert, first Chief . . . — — Map (db m33304) HM
Disabled American Veterans Formed December 25, 1920.
Birmingham Chapter No. 4 Chartered January 25, 1926.
This Memorial Dedicated To Our Military Forces And To All Who Have Given Their Blood And Lives That The Republic Might Live . . . — — Map (db m24347) WM
In memory of Lamar County's honored dead
Bowen, Elzie Ray
Hays, Robert A.
Mixon, Herman L.
Pickens, Freddie F.
Rushing, Larry W.
In memory of Lamar County's honored dead . . . — — Map (db m96851) WM
In Memory of Lamar County's Honored Dead
World War One and Two
Allen, Othar J. Conner, Herbert C.
Atkins, A. Lincoln Conner, James Box
Avers, Cicero Cox, William Lloyd
Baughn, Claudie Cowart, Milo K. . . . — — Map (db m96852) WM
Approximately one-half mile north of this location is the birthplace of Hugh Pate Harris. He was born there on June 15, 1909. At a young age, Hugh and his family moved to Lawrence County, Tennessee. After graduating from . . . — — Map (db m69499) HM
The 1,900 lb. HC (High Capacity) Mark 13 shore-bombardment projectile is fired from the Mark 7, 16” .50-caliber gun. The HC round can create a crater 50 wide and 20 deep. The 16” gun turret weights 1,708 tons. The barrel weighs 267,904 . . . — — Map (db m69660) HM
The AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile was the United States first Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM). It was made to deliver W28, 4-megaton nuclear warheads. North
American Aviation was contracted in 1956 to build the protoype. The AGM-28 was put into . . . — — Map (db m69655) HM
This is a T-3 (T-78) Experimental anti-tank gun. It fired a 76mm round of ammunition. Being a towed weapon
limited it to being used defensively, and its lack of mobility meant it could be easily outflanked. Towed anti-tank artillery disappeared . . . — — Map (db m69661) HM
Hugh P. Harris became a four-star general in 1964, the 66th officer to receive this rank. A leader in the development of the airborne concept, he held such important post as Commanding General, U.S. Continental Army Commander. — — Map (db m71487) HM
In 1976, Fran McKee became the first woman line officer promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy. A wide range of opportunities for women in the Navy is a result of her personal example and her work on the Navy's Equal Rights Committee. — — Map (db m38648) HM
The M50 Honest John was the U.S. Armys first nuclear-armed surface-to-surface rocket. It was an unguided 762mm artillery rocket, powered by an M6 solid-fuel rocket engine.
The Honest John was developed at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, . . . — — Map (db m69656) HM
The Hawk Missile was the first mobile medium-range, guided, anti-aircraft missile deployed by the U.S. Army in August 1959. The Hawk is a surface-to-air missile powered by a solid-propellant rocket motor and controlled in flight by its large tail . . . — — Map (db m69652) HM
To Honor All Combat
We were boys and we were young
We became men on that hill we overran
Some of us lived, many of us died
For a moment with us abide
and join in prayer with me
to honor those of the . . . — — Map (db m156897) WM
In May 1838 soldiers, under the command of U.S. Army General Winfield Scott, began rounding up Cherokee Indians in this area who had refused to move to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. About 16,000 Cherokees were placed in stockades in Tennessee and . . . — — Map (db m33318) HM
This plaque was placed here by
Citizens of Huntsville and
Madison County, Alabama,
In Honor Of
Major General H.N. Toftoy, USA.
Who was Commanding General
of Redstone Arsenal
from September 1, 1954, to March 31, 1958.
It was unveiled . . . — — Map (db m27906) HM
The Memorial Fountain System begins with a flow of water cascading over the continuous weir, which is punctuated by 8 Black Granite Markers. This flow symbolizes the blood which has been spilled defending our nation's freedom and flows into the . . . — — Map (db m68728) WM
(Side A) This area's proximity to the Tennessee River and Indian trails made it a crossroads for early habitation, settlement, and trade. Archaeological studies reveal it was first inhabited about 12,000 years ago by Paleo-Indians. They . . . — — Map (db m33305) HM
When British forces arrived at Mobile Bay to assault Fort Bowyer on Mobile Point, half of the British army under the command of Sir John Kean, who was recovering from wounds suffered during the defeat at New Orleans, was landed on Dauphin Island to . . . — — Map (db m122427) HM
Civil War Dead
An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . — — Map (db m162406) HM
This building is named for Horace O. David whose dedication and estimable service to the USS Alabama Battleship Commission enhanced the memories of the personnel, who served aboard the USS Alabama and the honor of the people of the Great State for . . . — — Map (db m50427) HM
The Fallen Guardians Monument
Dedicated to the personnel who lost their lives
while performing Coast Guard missions in Alabama
Eternal Father, Lord of Hosts, watch oer the ones who guard our coasts, protect them from the raging seas and give . . . — — Map (db m136756) WM
The monument is dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor agencies who have served their nation from facilities in Mobile in an unbroken chain since the assignment of the revenue cutter "Alabama" to the port city in . . . — — Map (db m162425) HM WM
This monument is dedicated in honor of Airman First Class John L. Levitow of Hartford, Connecticut, the first Air Force enlisted man to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. On the night of 24 February 1969, Airman First Class Levitow was a . . . — — Map (db m95394) HM
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross
Technical Sergeant Keary J. Miller distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force near . . . — — Map (db m116584) HM
The 4th Aviation Squadron was an all African-American unit established at Maxwell Air Force Base on June 10, 1941, and it was one of the first African-American units established in Alabama. Though its official mission was stated as . . . — — Map (db m158650) HM
Dhahran Saudia Arabia
25 June 1996
Eglin AFB Florida
MSgt Kendall K. Kitson, Jr.
TSgt Daniel B. Cafourek
TSgt Patrick P. Fennig
TSgt Thanh Van Nguyen . . . — — Map (db m95392) WM
Dedicated to the enlisted men and women who served honorably in the Korean Theater of Operation.
The medal is suspended by a ring from a silk moire ribbon composed of white piping on the ends and . . . — — Map (db m95387) WM
Dedicated to all the enlisted men and women who valiantly participated in the liberation of Kuwait. You are the symbol of freedom.
God Bless America
The medal is suspended from a sand colored ribbon with . . . — — Map (db m95388) WM
Established here in 1931, was the birthplace and nurturing ground of American air doctrine. In the ferment of a decade of thought and debate, the Air Corps Tactical School gave rise to concepts for the strategic and operational deployment of U.S. . . . — — Map (db m79085) HM
World War I
Camp Sheridan was the site of the August 1917 organization of the Buckeye Division, made up of Ohio National Guardsmen who previously had been serving on the Mexican Border.
After training, the 37th went to France in June 1918, . . . — — Map (db m38895) WM
The 9th Division was organized on 18 July 1918 at Camp Sheridan for service in World War I. When the War ended, 11 November 1918, deployment of the Division to France was canceled and it was demobilized on 15 February 1919. Reactivated on 1 August . . . — — Map (db m76161) HM
From Division Headquarters, located at this point from August 1917 to May 1918, was directed the training of the Thirty Seventh Division, National Guard Troops of Ohio, for Service in the World War.
The Relief map below indicates the locations . . . — — Map (db m38899) HM
The six streets which cross Dexter Avenue between Court Square and the State Capitol are named for Oliver Hazard Perry, James Lawrence, Thomas Macdonough, Issac Hull, Stephen Decatur and William Bainbridge, all naval officers of . . . — — Map (db m99545) HM
The M601A Tank was manufactured by
Chrysler Detroit Tank Plant in Michigan in the 1960's.
The M60 became the US Army's first generation
"Main Battle Tank". The improved suspension and armor
protection was introduced in the new turret design . . . — — Map (db m165156) WM
This park is dedicated to all Morgan County Veterans who have given their lives while serving in the armed forces of the United States of America during active wartime. Each of the five black granite monuments on the inner circle represents the five . . . — — Map (db m165155) WM
On August 10th, 1990, the 101st Congress passed U.S. Public Law 101-335,
recognizing the National League of Families POW/MIA Flag and designating
it as a symbol of our Nations concern and commitment to resolving as
fully as possible the fate of . . . — — Map (db m165176) WM
Alexander, Jr John PVT World War I
Alford, George PFC World War II
Alford, Ottis F CPL Korean War
Ayers, Thomas P PFC World War II
Baker, Fred S PVT World War I
Bartlett, Richard G PFC World War II
Bennett, . . . — — Map (db m165179) WM
Alexander, Bobby Ray CPL Vietnam War
Blevins, James H PFC World War II
Brindley, Warren B PFC World War II
Burgess, Percy B PFC World War II
Carithers, Marvin L B CPL World War II
Hendrix, Paul G SSGT Vietnam War
Hendrix, . . . — — Map (db m165166) WM
Baker, Dorsey M EM, C World War I
Blankenship, Theron A S1C World War II
Bussey, Ewell SA World War I
Curbow, Charles C S1C World War II
Fields, Ezell W SM1C World War II
Hoff, Atlee H LT World War II
Houser, Joseph T A0M1 . . . — — Map (db m165175) WM
USS San Jose (AFS-7)Anchors
The USS San Jose was a Mars-class combat stores ship acquired by the
U.S. Navy in 1970. She served as a navy ship until November 1993 and
was involved in the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War. She was . . . — — Map (db m165160) WM
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . — — Map (db m120002) WM
This military graveyard was established soon after Fort Mitchell was built by General John Floyd of the Georgia Militia. Located just south of the stockade, the cemetery was used between 1813 and 1840 during the fort's occupation by Georgia and . . . — — Map (db m26122) HM
On behalf of a grateful nation in recognition of the men and women who bravely served their country during war and peace. Especially those who gave their lives as the ultimate sacrifice to preserve freedom throughout the world. — — Map (db m89727) WM
Seven Battle Stars
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
World War II
☆ Iwo Jima Operation
☆ Okinawa Gunto Operation
First of the 31 ship convoy with occupation troops
to dock at Yokohama on VJ Day, . . . — — Map (db m12212) HM
Lyman Ward Military Academy was founded in 1898 as the Southern Industrial Institute by Dr. Lyman Ward, a Universalist minister from New York. Dr. Ward established SII to educate the poor children of Alabama, many of whom had few opportunities due . . . — — Map (db m25501) HM
This 1916 gun was used by the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I as part of a horse drawn caisson. During the war, American forces were loaned guns, planes, and other equipment from the French arsenal.
This gun was moved to Veterans . . . — — Map (db m35506) HM
Built 1829 as University dining hall.
Remodeled as a residence 1840.
Occupied by Gorgas family 1879-1953
Preserved as a memorial to:
General Josiah Gorgas (1818-1883)
Chief of Ordnance, C. S. A. 1861-1865 . . . — — Map (db m29301) HM
5 inch / 25 caliber
“Dual Purpose” secondary artillery gun
The U.S.S. Tuscaloosa was equipped with eight such guns, located in single turrets, four on either side of the ship. Developed in the 1920s, its purpose was for both . . . — — Map (db m35507) HM
Initially Manufactured by Chrysler Corporation
Maximum Speed: 30mph
Weight: 57 tons
Maximum range: 260 miles
Armament: Main 105mm gun, Secondary 50 caliber machine gun, M240 coaxial machine gun.
The first M60 tanks were . . . — — Map (db m35512) HM
These gates are replicas of the gates for Northington General Hospital, a U.S. Army Hospital that operated on this site during World War II. From 1947 to 1952, Northington General Hospital was the temporary home of DCH Regional Medical Center while . . . — — Map (db m35517) HM
Provided by local veterans and other dedicated citizens, this memorial pays tribute to all veterans of Tuscaloosa County who were engaged in the nine major American wars, 1776-1976. Rising centrally is the mainmast of World War II heavy cruiser USS . . . — — Map (db m35475) HM
In 1940, the U.S. Army put out a call to automobile manufacturers to produce a fast, lightweight, all terrain vehicle. The answer came in the form of the Willys MB. The Jeep was instrumental in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam.
This . . . — — Map (db m35515) HM
Monument against east wall of house off Whittier Way:
This memorial is dedicated to all
Alaska Native Veterans,
Southeast who served in the
United States Armed Forces. Let us not dwell on their passing
but remember their . . . — — Map (db m69127) WM
The U.S. Navy's arrival in Juneau quickly followed the discovery of gold. Upon receiving word of the 1880 strike, the navy dispatched a steam launch, which anchored in the harbor. Disembarking here was a naval detachment under the command of Lt. . . . — — Map (db m181802) HM
This highway was constructed during World War II as a military supply route for interior Alaska Military and Airfields in 1942. 7 Army regiments and 42 Contractors and Public Roads Administrators working from Delta Junction South and Dawson Creek . . . — — Map (db m59840) HM
The U.S. Army arrived at Valdez during the Gold Rush to build a trail into the interior. They found the Valdez Glacier impassable much of the year. To bypass the glacier, they cut a narrow trail along the walls of rugged Keystone Canyon. The . . . — — Map (db m49611) HM
In Remembrance of Our Warriors
Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice and/or
Missing in Action,
They will never be forgotten
and to us they will always be young in our thoughts.
Nelson Lewis Walter Nelson Willie A. Notah Edie . . . — — Map (db m27911) HM
Situated on the southern route to the Pacific Ocean, it brought law and order to the Arizona Territory, protecting settlers, miners, travelers and immigrants. Its troops won the surrender of Geronimo. Generals Pershing and Wood served here.
As . . . — — Map (db m27897) HM