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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Veterans Memorials

 
 
Dorie Miller and VFW Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, April 2, 2021
1. Dorie Miller and VFW Markers
Inscription.  
[Top left plaque:]
Doris "Dorie" Miller
First African American Hero of WWII

In Recognition of Extraordinary
Courage in Battle

Aboard the U.S.S. West Virginia

Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941

[Bottom left plaque:]
Presented by the
Veterans of Foreign Wars
and Ladies Auxiliary
Department of West Virginia
in honor of all West Virginians
who have served in
the Armed Forces of our country

May 11, 1963

[Center plaque:]
Roll of Honor

In memory of

West Virginia University students
who died in the service of
the United States of America
during wartime

[Right plaque:]
USS West Virginia Crew lost at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

By J.W. Horne
12-7-2007

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, World IIWaterways & VesselsWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1963.
 
Location.
Roll of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, April 2, 2021
2. Roll of Honor Marker
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39° 38.142′ N, 79° 57.237′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Memorial is on College Avenue east of University Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1917 College Avenue, Morgantown WV 26506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mast of the Battleship West Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Oglebay Hall (a few steps from this marker); Bell of the Armored Cruiser U.S.S. West Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Chitwood Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism (about 300 feet away); Woodburn Circle (about 300 feet away); Eberly College of Arts and Sciences (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
West Virginia University Veterans Memorials Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, April 2, 2021
3. West Virginia University Veterans Memorials Marker
USS West Virginia Crew lost at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
West Virginia University Veterans Memorials image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, April 2, 2021
4. West Virginia University Veterans Memorials
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on April 6, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   2. submitted on April 5, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   3. submitted on April 8, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   4. submitted on April 2, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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