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Marion in Smyth County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Smyth County War Memorial

Smyth County War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 4, 2011
1. Smyth County War Memorial
South Side
Dedicated by the people of Smyth County in reverent and enduring memory of her loyal sons who made the supreme sacrifice and also those who served their country in World War I World War II and the Korean Conflict Vietnam Conflict

They counted not their lives dear unto themselves

Sponsored by American Legion Post No. 18

A list of those who served is recorded in the Clerk's Office.

West Side

Bowen P. Aker, Jr. • Marvin J. Anderson, Jr. • Thomas D. Anderson • Thomas E. Anderson • Randall E. Arnold • Willie F. Authenreith • Homer J. Blevins • James A. Blevins • William H. Blevins • Edward H. Brookman • James L. Burke • William P. Cahill • James D. Campbell • Fred H. Cassell • Garnett G. Chapman • Ben W. Church • Robert E. Clapp • Thomas E. Coe, Jr. • Howard F. Combs • Wayman L. Creger, Jr. • Larry B. Crewey • William f. Cruey, Jr. • Charles B. DuBord, Jr. • Sherman T. Dinkins • James B. Dixon • Samuel L. Doane • Daniel B. Dutton, Jr. • Robert S. Dutton • James H. Everhart • Garland R. Farris • George F. Ferguson • James H. Flournoy • Cecil L. Ford • Johnnie B. Freeman • Thomas L. Gillespie • Fleming C. Goolsby • John D. Green • James E. Grey • Joseph E. Grinstead • Clarence L. Hamm • Charles R. Hankla, Jr. • Ira I. Harden • Earl K. Hart • Carl H. Hash • Millard Hayes • Elmer B. Heath • Henry G. Hicks • Carroll H. Holloway • Fred G. Holman • Claude H. Horne • Carl E. Huffman • Hiram S. Hutton • Junior R. Jones • William W. Jones, Jr.

North Side

George W. Arden • Charles Atkins • O.J. Burkett • Joe Crewey • Jas. M. Gass • W.H. Grubb • Joe S. Olinger • Ben Parson • Camel Poe • Carl Repass • Robert Rector • John G. Spangler • Emory C. Shrader • Marvin Testerman • C.A. Vogt • Charles A. Whiteley • Arthur G. Cress


Billy G. Anderson • Franklin D. Burgess • Roy M. Frazier • William C. Holmes • Carl R. Keesee • Elden L. Miller • Lowell T. Poore • Victor H. Price • Ernest L. Romans • leslie L. Russell • Baxter N. Surber • William F. Tibbs • Franklin E. Weaver • Herbert H. Williams • Coy F. Firestone

East Side

Robert L. Keith • Cecil E. Keith • Amick H. Lilly • Raymond P. Little • James W. McFall • Clarence H. Mairs • John O. Maloyed • Thurman H. Marion • Luther E. Martin, Jr. • Preston H. Martin, Jr. • Mack H. Moore • John G. Osborne • Charles T. Parks • Conley C. Pennington • Robert A. Pennington • Blaine H. Perkins • Earnest E. Poole, Sr. • Charles K. Powell • Richard T. Pruitt • Lewis G. Pulliam • Clifford B. Rector, Jr. • Andrew E. Rhudy • Lawrence C. Richardson • Wade M. Richardson • Charles W. Roberts • Letcher C. Ross • Willard Severt • Harold C. Sheffey • Lawrence R. Shortt • Glen R. Shuler • Melvin C. Shuler, Sr. • Raleigh A. Shoupe • Robert. G. Shupe • James E. Simmerman • Norman B. Smith • Elbert J. Sowers • David H. Sprinkle • Melvin E. Stump • Ricahrd O. Sturgill • Ray C. Sutherland • Earl Testerman, Jr. • Balfour Thomas • Frank R. Walden • Henry T. Ward • George F. West • Emmette A Wheeler • James B. Williams • Thomas H. Williams • Fred J. Wilson • Junior J. Wolfe • James W. Woodward • Harold L. Worley • George A Wright, Jr. • Charles E. Wyatt


Ronald W. Blevins • Roger L. Dillman • Blake W. Farris, Jr. • Herbert A. Frye • Troy R. Hayden • David C. Johnson • Joseph William Buchanan • Albert M. Keen, Jr. • William C. Meek • Billy R. Morris • Frank Roop • Grover Thompson • Harold A. Williams
Erected by American Legion Post No. 18.
Location. 36° 49.964′ N, 81° 31.221′ W. Marker is in Marion, Virginia, in Smyth County. Marker is on West Main Street (State Highway 16) west of Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Memorial is located on the front lawn of the Smyth County courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Marion VA 24354, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smyth County Revolutionary War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Marion (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. William Elisha Peters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Col. Arthur Campbell (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Colonial Home (approx. 1.3 miles away); Royal Oak Presbyterian Church (approx. 1½ miles away); Sherwood Anderson (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
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