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Dayton in Rhea County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Rhea County Veteran's Memorial

Rhea County Veteran's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 8, 2012
1. Rhea County Veteran's Memorial Marker
In honor of the gallant men and women
of Rhea County
who participated in the struggle
to keep American mighty and free
(left plaque)
U.S. Army
Allen, Glen C. • Atkins, William M. • Baker, John C. • Bales, James H. • Blake, Arnold F. • Boles, James • Boles, Roy • Byron, Ellis Courtland • Byron, Jack E. • Clingan, David A. • Cobble, Harry L. • Cofer, William C. • Colvin, Charles E. • Cunningham, Joe R., Jr. • Davault, Warren G.H. • Dodson, Joe E. • Edington, Eugene • Edmondson, Chester • Elsea, Earl • Elsea, Harding • Evans, James F. • Filyaw, Tillman L. • Galbraith, James Lee • Gallagher, Johnny J. • Graham, Russell F. • Grasham, Earl • Hale, James O. • Harris, Coy • Heiskell, James Fred • Hickey, Claude D. • Hill, Haskell • Hood, Ralph F. • Kincannon, Alfred D. • Knight, Harold • Lamson, Dave • Lanier, James • Leuty, John Stanton • Lloyd, Wallace C. • McClendon, Eugene

(right plaque)
U.S. Army
McClendon, Bruce • McClure, Dallas T., Jr. • McCuiston, Elzie • McCuiston, George N. • Miller, Lawrence • Miller, William H. • Mincy, Otha D.
Left Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 8, 2012
2. Left Plaque
• Mize, Carl E. • Montgomery, Wallace F. • Olham, Edward • Potter, Clyde M. • Reed, Robert W. • Revis, Jones • Reynold, LeRoy • Roddy, Seaborn M. • Runyan, James H. • Schlemmer, F.A. • Sedman, Leonard L. • Sharpe, John E. • Shreve, Joe F. • Smith, James C. "Dobie" • Tankersley, Thomas D. • Taylor, Ralph C. • Thomas, Issac A. • Villeneuve, Francis D. • Wilson, Jessie James • Wilkey, Arnold E. • Worthington, Arnold

U.S. Navy
Carney, William Henry, Jr. • Sneed, Kenneth Junior • Sneed, Wallace Franklin • Williams, James Ueal

U.S. Marine Corps
Day, Oral G. • Griffith, Gorden L. • Kincannon, D. Spence

(left column)
Brady, Fred W. • Bruce, Tom • Garrison, John • Gill, Alvin • Guth, Fred C. • Hudson, Leroy • Miller, Clint B. • Sharp, Charles R.

(right column)
Shipley, Charles T. • Brooks, Raymond

Hayes, Jesse B. • Perry, Randall E. • Smith, David • Johnson, Bill J. • Pelfrey, Johnny L. • Maynor, Roy L. • Reed, Jackie K.
Erected by The Dayton Junior Chamber of Commerce through the Co-operation of the Citizens of Rhea County.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Korean
Right Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 8, 2012
3. Right Plaque
War, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II.
Location. 35° 29.686′ N, 85° 0.749′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Tennessee, in Rhea County. Memorial is at the intersection of Market Street and 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Market Street. Located in front of the Rhea County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1475 Market Street, Dayton TN 37321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rhea County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); William Jennings Bryan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Scopes Trial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bryan College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Smith’s Crossroads (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Cornerstone / Smith's Crossroads (approx. 0.7 miles away); Graysville Academy (approx. 4.9 miles away); Blythe Ferry (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Additional comments.
1. Harding Elsea
Hello, I am doing extensive research genealogy on Elsea. My surname. Pvt. William Harding Elsea was my second cousin. He is listed as Army. He was a United States Marine. Pvt. W. Harding
Left Column image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 8, 2012
4. Left Column
Elsea was killed in action on Peleliu in the S. Pacific 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, 1st Division. For the record. I would not expect the marker to be changed. But thought is might be noted. Thoughts of all these brave men, forever young. In our hearts & prayers. GOD Bless The United States of America and the men who made the supreme sacrifice. DLE. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 6, 2015, by David L. Elsea of Argyle, Texas.
Right Column image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 8, 2012
5. Right Column
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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