Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
South Carolina State Vietnam War Memorial
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, Vietnam.
Location. 34° 0.145′ N, 81° 2.525′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Gadsden Street, on the right when traveling south. Columbia City Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1450 Gadsden Street, Columbia SC 29201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tribute To All U.S. Military Personnel On This Day Of Infamy (within shouting distance of this marker); China - Burma - India Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); The Columbia (S.C.) Holocaust Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Columbia CL-56 (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Spirit of the American Doughboy " (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zion Baptist ChurchKorean War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Early Howard School Site (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
More about this memorial. A square granite column is the centerpiece of this memorial. The column is flanked by two polished freestanding granite walls containing the names of the 980 South Carolinians who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The names are listed by county of residence and date of death or date they became MIA. The names of MIA's are denoted by a star that precedes their name. The column has scenes reminiscent of the war etched into the surface.
The map of South Vietnam with the Corps areas depicted is set into the plaza that is in front of the memorial.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2008, by Nick Hansen of Lake Ozark, Missouri. This page has been viewed 1,289 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 11, 2008, by Nick Hansen of Lake Ozark, Missouri. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.