“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Duncan in Stephens County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Duty, Honor and Country

War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
1. War Memorial
Dedicated to
the men and women
of the Armed Forces
who served their
country honorably
and who so nobly
gave their lives for
our country's

World War I
Nathaniel H. Adair ∙ Henry A. Bibles ∙ Frank Bibles ∙ R. T. Bibles ∙ John L. Bowlin, Jr. ∙ Albert Brewer ∙ Joe B. Brown ∙ Leo R. Chapman ∙ Hugh H. Cherry ∙ Daniel Y. Clements ∙ Terril A. Click ∙ Claud C. Courtney ∙ Bryce E. Davis ∙ Harry H. Dobbs ∙ John Doyle ∙ Fred H. Evans ∙ Herbert M. Evans ∙ Hugh I. Evans ∙ Grover R. Frazier ∙ Thadis O. Gilbert ∙ Joe V. Gilworth ∙ Mack Gow ∙ Willie D. Graham ∙ Ola Gunstanson ∙ Reuben C. Hall ∙ John E. Hammond ∙ Edgar L. Harris ∙ Benton Harris ∙ Pearl Howeth ∙ Fred Idlett ∙ Jesse L. Kincannon ∙ Dudley D. Malone ∙ Bennie R. Martin ∙ Ralph E. M. Lendon ∙ George O. Morgan ∙ James C. Raines ∙ Ben E. Royal ∙ Yount J. Shirley ∙ Herbert M. Stone ∙ John L. Talley ∙ Obe Tettleton ∙ Fred J. Tice ∙ Isaac W. Waller ∙ Willie Ward ∙ Hughey A. Weatherford ∙ Charles W. Williams ∙ William E. Wilson

War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
2. War Memorial
War II

Ona N. Acord ∙ Jay W. Adams ∙ Roy L. Adams ∙ Edward L. Albertson ∙ Robert Allen ∙ Terry J. Almond ∙ Lonnie E. Altom ∙ J. Bryant Ardrey ∙ Charles C. Ball ∙ William H. Barnes ∙ Clifford Barnett ∙ James A. Bearden ∙ Weldon H. Beck ∙ Charles C. Bell ∙ T. J. Bell ∙ Joe Benedict ∙ Joe Benedict ∙ Charley L. Bennight ∙ Ernest C. Bernard ∙ Simmons Bernnard ∙ Ernest E. Billingsley ∙ Lowell A. Black ∙ Alvin C. Booker ∙ Johnnie O. Borden ∙ John L. Bowlin, Jr. ∙ R. D. Boyd ∙ Jack T. Boyer ∙ James M. Branch ∙ Onie A. Briscoe ∙ W. J. Brock ∙ Calvin G. Brown ∙ Clyde F. Brown ∙ Jack B. Brown ∙ Cleo W. Bryant ∙ Billy L. Bunch ∙ Albert J. Burnham ∙ Wylie K. Butts ∙ Pete Calloway ∙ Leone J. Capehart ∙ Charles Carrol ∙ Robert D. Casey ∙ Royce H. Cash ∙ Wayland E. Chatham ∙ Thomas Chockpovah ∙ Richard A. Cohee ∙ R. J. Collins ∙ Joe Conderman ∙ Edward A. Coulter ∙ Leon Cowan ∙ Joe L. Cox ∙ L. L. Cox ∙ Benjamin F. Cox ∙ Robert W. Crowley ∙ Doe David ∙ Bethel W. Davis ∙ Elton Y. Dizmang ∙ James T. Donaldson ∙ Simmons C. Dunn ∙ Hal H. Dupuy ∙
Veterans' Section, Memorial Park, Duncan, Oklahoma image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
3. Veterans' Section, Memorial Park, Duncan, Oklahoma
Although there are veterans' monuments in other sections of the park as well, most are clustered here. This photo was taken look north from about the middle of the park. The monument which is the subject of this post can be seen farthest to the left in the photo.
Joe Dyer ∙ Daniel F. Elam ∙ Samuel E. Elkins ∙ B. H. Elvin ∙ Wayne Evans, Jr. ∙ Claud L. Farber ∙ Manton L. Fleming ∙ William K. Forbes ∙ William H. Frederick ∙ Lynn O. Frensley ∙ Quinnon V. Freudenrich ∙ Judson G. Fuller

World War II
Oral H. Gallop ∙ Dude J. Galmer ∙ Troy J. Garner ∙ Leon C. Gay ∙ Frank Gibson ∙ Silas J. Gilbert ∙ Herbert J. Glasgow ∙ Billy C. Grantham ∙ Clyde J. Green ∙ Norfleet Greenlee ∙ Truman L. Hall ∙ John L. Hancock ∙ Alice Harrison ∙ Stanley L. Hartley ∙ Charles R. Henderson ∙ Gordon H. Hendricks ∙ Jack C. Hickman ∙ Ot Holley ∙ Melvin L. Holman ∙ David Holt ∙ Leroy Hurst ∙ Robert H. Jackson ∙ Robert Jay ∙ David R. Johnson, Jr. ∙ John Kayser ∙ Emmett J. Kelly ∙ Wayne V. Kennedy ∙ Carl E. King ∙ Jack King ∙ Fred E. Kitchens ∙ John J. Knotts, Jr. ∙ Murphy K. Lents ∙ Billy Leonard ∙ Wilburn R. Lewis ∙ Maurice F. Little ∙ Eugene Lossen ∙ John T. McCay ∙ Donald F. McClain ∙ Eugene B. McGee ∙ James J. Meazell ∙ William H. Mills ∙ Glen F. Moore ∙ Kenneth H. Moore ∙ Ray L. Moore ∙ Luther Morrison ∙ Lewis A. Mount ∙ Bill L. Moyer ∙ Melvin Myer ∙ Bill L. Myers ∙ Wilson B. Neal ∙ George Newman ∙ James F. Nichols ∙ William B. Niven ∙ Jane Niven ∙ Eugene Nivens ∙ James C. Parker ∙ R. E. Parker ∙ Wyman L. Parks ∙ Paul D. Peck ∙ Paul E. Penrod ∙ Cheston G. Peppers ∙ Claude A. Person ∙ Joseph F. Pierce ∙ Otha H. Pierce ∙ Woodrow W. Presgrove ∙ Charles Probasco ∙ James C. Raines ∙ Harry Rankin ∙ John E. Reid ∙ William A. Reynolds ∙ Leslie T. Reynolds ∙ Melvin Rich ∙ Wallace Richardson ∙ Gus Ridley ∙ Fred R. Roach ∙ William B. Roark ∙ James W. Robertson ∙ Arlen W. Romans ∙ Wilburn W. Rozzell ∙ Phillip Sarrett ∙ Earl Seawright ∙ Darrell L. Selby ∙ Johnnie J. Sellers ∙ James Shelton ∙ Paul Shoemeyers ∙ J. B. Shrum ∙ Charles C. Shults ∙ Thomas F. Shuway ∙ Gene E. Smith ∙ Ralph Smith ∙ Edford Smith ∙ Louis K. Speer ∙ Sherman Sutherland ∙ Claud E. Suttle ∙ Jack C. Taliaferro ∙ Floyd E. Talley ∙ Willard G. Taylor ∙ James Thaw ∙ Roy Thompson ∙ Eddie Thurlough ∙ Howard R. Tillison ∙ Clarence W. Trenary ∙ Carl J. Vestal ∙ Henry J. Wright ∙ Gordon H. Warner ∙ J. W. Waynne ∙ Billy J. Wells ∙ Henry West ∙ Jack T. White ∙ Jimmy C. White ∙ Leonard L. Whitely ∙ Joe Whorton ∙ Willie D. Wilkes ∙ Chester W. Willard ∙ Charles A. Williams ∙ Hershall H. Williams ∙ Tom Williams ∙ William S. Wilson ∙ R. J. Winton ∙ Norman W. Woody ∙ Woodrow Woody ∙ William W. Woolley ∙ J. W. Wynna ∙ John J. Knott, Jr.

James H. Adams ∙ Charles L. Adams, Jr. ∙ Jimmie R. Cloughly ∙ Arnold Cornelius ∙ Horace G. Dyer ∙ Fred H. Myers ∙ Bobby R. Palmer ∙ Charles A. Stone ∙ George M. Thompson ∙ Richard H. Wright, Jr.

Gene Ardrey ∙ Cecil D. Belt, Jr. ∙ Jimmie W. Boggs ∙ Gerald W. Byrns, Jr. ∙ Robert E. Craythorne ∙ Dennis R. Forney ∙ Robert D. Frost ∙ Teddy E. Hargrove ∙ Ralph E. Mabry, Jr. ∙ Robert V. Pack ∙ Robert W. Perdue ∙ Patrick D. Robirds ∙ Donald R. Rose ∙ James R. Rutledge ∙ Charles Seaton ∙ Ronald A. Sehested ∙ Ronnie D. Shaw ∙ William H. Smock ∙ David M. Steele ∙ Tommy Trainham ∙ Jimmy D. West

Campaigns With None Lost
Lebanon - Laos
Desert Storm

Erected 1993 by American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS, American Priosners of War.
Location. 34° 30.674′ N, 97° 58.037′ W. Marker is in Duncan, Oklahoma, in Stephens County. Marker is on U.S. 81 north of West Pine Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the northern half of Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Duncan OK 73533, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Persian Gulf, Afghanistan & Iraq War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Lest We Forget (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); POW-MIA (within shouting distance of this marker); Erle P. Halliburton (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Park (about 600 feet away); Indian Base Line (about 700 feet away); Halliburton (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duncan.
More about this marker. The very top of the monument contains the Great Seal of the United States; underneath are seals representing each of the services. The side panels are also engraved with the seals of each of the sponsoring organizations as well as a Medal of Honor and a Purple Heart. The crossed flags of the United States and Oklahoma appear in the middle of the marker between the title and the words of dedication.

This is just one of many monuments and memorials in the park. Memorial runs for 7-8 blocks along US 81 in the middle of Duncan. It contains not only veterans' memorials, but also memorials and monuments dedicated to events and people of local historical significance.
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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