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Near Carthage in Moore County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

East Meets West

 
 
East Meets West Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, September 4, 2015
1. East Meets West Marker
Inscription.  Sen. Harris Blake and Dr. Lian Xie have worked tirelessly since 2006 to maintain good will between the U.S. and Hunan Provence, China. Both countries fought together to defeat Japan in WWII. 60 years after the war, a relationship was renewed when a fallen soldier from Moore County, Lt. Hoyle Upchurch, was identified in Hunan through DNA.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
Location. 35° 20.449′ N, 79° 26.208′ W. Marker is near Carthage, North Carolina, in Moore County. Memorial is on Gilliam McConnell Road, 0.2 miles west of Dowd Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is next the parking lot within the Gilliam-McConnell Airfield. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 194 Gilliam McConnell Rd, Carthage NC 28327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lt. Robert "Hoyle" Upchurch (here, next to this marker); Biography of Robert Hoyle Upchurch (here, next to this marker); James McConnell (here, next to this marker); James Rogers McConnell
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(here, next to this marker); Ret. SFC Zeb D. Harrington and The "Junkyard Dog" (here, next to this marker); Buggy Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named James McConnell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Plank Road (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carthage.
 
East Meets West Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, September 4, 2015
2. East Meets West Marker
Marker is behind the two stone markers in the front.
East Meets West Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, September 4, 2015
3. East Meets West Marker
Close up of a marker sent by the people of the Republic of China in honor of Lt. Robert Upchurch.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2017, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2017, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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