Marion in McDowell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
M/Sgt. Shufford Cline Rowe
M/Sgt. Shufford Cline Rowe, RA 1400 73 24
July 4, 1919-November 21, 1964
HQ CO 82 Airborne Division, World War II
Bronze Star Medal — Purple Heart — Oak Leaf Cluster
U. S. Army July 19, 1940-October 31, 1962
”A World Citizen”
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1918.
Location. 35° 41.034′ N, 82° 0.518′ W. Marker is in Marion, North Carolina, in McDowell County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of South Main Street (Business U.S. 221) and East Court Street (U.S. 70), on the right when traveling north. Marker and memorial flagpole are located directly in front of the McDowell County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 South Main Street, Marion NC 28752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McDowell County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Roy Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Kanipe (approx. half Pleasant Gardens (approx. 2.1 miles away); Carson House (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Carson House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cathey's Fort (approx. 8 miles away); Stepp Cabin (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
Also see . . .
1. Shufford C. Rowe - 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
SSgt Rowe participated in the D-Day jump into Normandy and was wounded in action on 3 July 1944. Cpl Jim Kurz (Co B) recalled the effects of a German tank shell entering the house where he and Rowe were: "Rowe had over one hundred pieces of shrapnel in him." Rowe was evacuated but returned to duty on 22 July.(Submitted on April 27, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
On July 4, 1967 a flagpole dedication service was held at the county courthouse, Marion, NC. The flagpole was erected in honor of Sgt Rowe's dedicated service to his country.
2. SMSGT Shuford Cline Rowe (Find A Grave). (Submitted on April 27, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.