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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. 1 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
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 932 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 23, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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