Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
[Top left plaque:]
First African American Hero of WWII
In Recognition of Extraordinary
Courage in Battle
Aboard the U.S.S. West Virginia
December 7, 1941
[Bottom left plaque:]
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
In memory of
West Virginia University students
who died in the service of
the United States of America
By J.W. Horne
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1963.
Location. 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.
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 150 times since then and 15 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.