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South Carolina State Vietnam War Memorial

 
 
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By Nick Hansen, November 10, 2008
1. South Carolina State Vietnam War Memorial Marker
Inscription. In memory of the sons and daughters of South Carolina who lost their lives in the service of their country in Vietnam.
 
Erected 1986.
 
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. Touch for map. Columbia City Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1450 Gadsden Street, Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
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 - Burna - 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); Korean War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Early Howard School Site (about 700 feet away); R.L. Bryan Co. Warehouse (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
More about this marker. A square granite column is the centerpiece of this memorial. The column
South Carolina Vietnam War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nick Hansen, November 10, 2008
2. South Carolina Vietnam War Memorial Marker
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.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
South Carolina Vietnam War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nick Hansen, November 10, 2008
3. South Carolina Vietnam War Memorial Marker
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By Nick Hansen, November 10, 2008
4. South Carolina Vietnam War Memorial Marker
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By Nick Hansen, November 10, 2008
5. South Carolina Vietnam War Memorial Marker
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By Nick Hansen, November 10, 2008
6. South Carolina Vietnam War Memorial Marker
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By Nick Hansen, November 10, 2008
7. South Carolina Vietnam War Memorial Marker
They shall grow not
old as we that
are left grow old.
Age shall not weary
them, nor the years
condemn at the going down
of the sun and in
the morning we will
remember them.

Laurence Binyon
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By Nick Hansen, November 10, 2008
8. South Carolina Vietnam War Memorial Marker
This is my commandment, that
ye love one another, as I have
loved you. Greater love hath no
man than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends.

John 15:12-13
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By Nick Hansen, November 10, 2008
9. South Carolina Vietnam War Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2008, by Nick Hansen of Lake Ozark, Missouri. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 32 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.
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