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Wayne County Veterans Memorial

 
 
Wayne County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
1. Wayne County Veterans Memorial Marker




Inscription.
We must honor those sons of ours who fought so bravely.
A Grateful Citizen (1925)

(Walkway plaque)
Most of them were boys when they died and they gave up two lives--the one they were living and the one they would have lived when they died. They gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for their country, for us. All we can do is remember.
Ronald Reagan

(1st Bronze plaque, far left)
In Honor Of The Sons Of Wayne
Who Served And Died In The World War
Jesse J. Baker               Harry B. Hood
Roscoe Benton             Sam G. Hummell
Andrew Best                 Cleon Ray Jones
James H. Blalock         Ezra A. Mayo
Willie L. Blalock            Ezra Moore
Bruce L. Blevins           Wm. O. Mozingo
Levi C. Branson           Chas. Raynor
Irving Bryant                 Fred Reed
Fred Lawson Casey    Mortimer Roscower
Carl B. Clingon            Jesse R. Ruffin
Eulas Lee Collins         Herman P. Shackleford
Roland Cox                  Chas. Dixon Shaver
John Creech                 Leslie Jurney Short
Marion Lee Daniels     King David Simmons
Daniel Davis                
Wayne County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
2. Wayne County Veterans Memorial Marker
Willie Simmons
Gaston L. Dortch        Foster B. Stevens
Mack Elliott                  Isaac Stevens
James Irvin Fulford      Elam Summerlin
Wm. James Gardner    James G. Summerlin
Adrian H. Grantham     Ben Ira Taylor
Moses Hadley                Nathaniel K. Thornton
Samuel Hadley             Arthur Turner
Herbert Lee Handley    William Walston
George R. Hardesty    R.H. Westbrook
Faison Harris                Grover Cleveland Wiggins
James Hill                     Major Williams
Sidney W. Hinson        Danzie Winn
Wyatt Hinson               Guy Winstead
James Herbert Hogan    Shade Wooten

(2nd Bronze plaque)
In Memory Of The Sons Of Wayne
Who Served And Died In World War II
And The Korean Conflict
World War II

Robert E. Abel                          Marvin L. Faircloth
Albert J. Adams                       Stephen P. Faircloth
Henry W. Allen, Jr.                   Joseph Farah
Bruce Anderson                     Louis H. Faulk
Raymond R. Anderson          Reulien R. Floyd
Cleveland C. Balkcum           Thurston D. Fogleman
George W. Barber                   Alleyne Foster
William A. Barwick                  Carl E. Franklin
Jerry H. Beamon                    Ralph Giddens
Benjamin
Wayne County Veterans Memorial plaque 1 , World War I image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
3. Wayne County Veterans Memorial plaque 1 , World War I

F. Bell                     George E. Grantham
William H. Bell                         Robert Greenfield
Robert O. Benton                   Clifton Hamm
J.R. Best                                  Thomas P. Harrison
Norman E. Best                      Robert R. Hatch
James Horace Blackman     Henry Edward Herring
James Lee Blackman           Cecil Hertford
Paul L. Borden, Jr.                 May S. Higgins
William Louis Britt                 David R. Hill
Ben R. Brock                           Ray Hill
Glennie M. Brock                   Liston Levi Hines
Lee Roy Brogden                  Wilbert O. Hodge
James L. Byrd                        John Hollingsworth
Archie B. Carter                     Horace Horton
Raeford L. Campbell            Roland W. Horton, Jr.
Carl C. Casey                         James L. Howell
Earl Chestnutt                       Charles M. Howell
Linwood Ray Combs           Ernest C. Howell
Harold Crawford                   George F. Howell
Lawton Crumpler, Jr.           W.A. Harry Hundley
Wayne Garland Crumpler    Alton Jarmon
Woodard W. Crumpler        Louis J. Jernigan
Edward Carlyle Daly           Douglas T. Johnson
Jake Davis                             Wayne Lee Johnson
I.D. Dickerson                       Jack
Wayne County Veterans Memorial,plaque 2, WWII and Korea image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
4. Wayne County Veterans Memorial,plaque 2, WWII and Korea




Jones
James Edmundson            Melvin B. Jones
Clarence M. Edwards         Roy Wayne Jones
Wayne Roland Edwards    J.C. Jones
William H. Ellis                      Charles C. Keller
Albert L. Ellington               Roscoe Kelly
Richard Elmore                   Charles S. Killette
Ray E. Eubanks                  Ben R. King
Gene J. Elzas                      Willie Lane
(continued on 4th plaque)

(3rd Bronze plaque)
In Memory Of The Sons Of Wayne County
Who Served And Died In The Vietnam War
Emmett E. Ballree               Casco D. Howell    George P. Power
Muray L. Borden, Jr.           Ernest R. Howell   James L. Ratliff
James R. Coates                Ralph Howell           Richard V. Riggs
William D. Crawford           Robert H. Irwin        William C. Sutton
Donald E. Daniels              Dan L. Jenkins        Edmund R. Toler
Edgar F. Davis                    Stokely J. Jones      Paul G. Underwood
James P. DeVaney            Wilbert E. Jones       Kenneth E. VanHoy
Robert A. Govan                Bobby R. Lane          Albert Vick Jr.
Joseph M. Grantham, III   Billy W. McKeel         Richard W. Watson
William W. Hail                    Rudolph S. Parrish
Phillip D. Hardy                  Herbert Pearsall,
Wayne County Veterans Memorial,center, Vietnam image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
5. Wayne County Veterans Memorial,center, Vietnam


Jr.
Joseph N. Hargrove         Phillip W. Pigford

(Small lower plaque)
These are the original bronze tablets recovered after the fire in 2004 destroyed the Wayne County Memorial Community Building. The first plaque commemorates the purpose and a chronology of the memorial. The other plaques name and honor those who died in combat.

(4th Bronze plaque)
In Memory Of The Sons Of Wayne
Who Served And Died In World War II
And The Korean Conflict
World War II
Harvey J. Langston             John Sauls
Raymond J. Langston        Leonard O. Savage
Charles C. Lassiter              Charles Marcus Scott
Henry H. Lee                         Neal Scott
Rayford S. Lynch                 Ira S. Smith
Gary L. MacDonald             L.L. Smith
Carl O. Martin                        Earl C. Smith
Hugh D. Marshburn            Levert L. Smith, Jr.
James T. Marshburn           Harold H. Smothers
Wilbert C. Massey, Jr.         Emmett Spicer
James P. McLamb               Kermit Stallings
Margus I. McCarty               Alvin T. Strickland
Tyson Hardy Mewborn      Richard Summerlin
James Allen Mozingo         Daniel C. Sutton
Earnest Newsome               Edd Leddell Sutton
Melville W. Odom                 Herbert A.
Wayne County Veterans Memorial Marker, WWII and Korea-continued image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
6. Wayne County Veterans Memorial Marker, WWII and Korea-continued
Sutton
James L. Parker                 James L. Taylor
William F. Parker                  Henry A. Taylor
Tryphon D. Peacock          Benjamin W. Taylor
Willis G. Peele, Jr.               Robert L. Taylor
Boddie Perry                       James A. Thomas
William J. Pierce                 James Richard Troutman
Charlie E. Pike                    Johnnie Joseph Turnage
Donald N. Pope                  Ira Wade
James A. Powell                 Charles Warren
Dudley A. Powell, Jr.          Henry Edwin Weeks
Leon Price                           Gordon Whitaker, Jr.
Charles Malcolm Price     Charles E. Wiegand
Royal Puckett                     Cecil H. Wiggs
Roscoe Quinn                    Robert E. Williams
Blanton E. Reaves            William C. Wilson, Jr.
Joe Renfrow                      Joseph D. Winchester
Bryant Roberts                  George B. Womble, Jr.
Willie Rogers                      Donza Wood
John C. Rose, Jr.              Bernice R. Wynn
John G. Rowe                     Ray Edwin York
Korean Conflict
James Elisha Bass         James Lee Kornegay
Daniel Joseph Carter     John W. Lamm
William Lloyd Howell      I.L. Littleton
John Henry King             James Merritt
Forrest L. Price

(5th
Wayne County Veterans Memorial Marker,Wayne County Memorial Community Building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
7. Wayne County Veterans Memorial Marker,Wayne County Memorial Community Building
The building became the focal point for the civic, recreational and patriotic life of Wayne County for almost eighty years. It was lost to fire in May, 2004.

Bronze plaque, far right)

Wayne County Memorial Community Building
1919
May-June Committee appointed by commissioners of county, by aldermen and Chamber of Commerce of Goldsboro to consider a memorial to the sons of Wayne who served and died in the World War. Committee recommended erection of a community building to be both a memorial and a means of service to the living.
August Report approved by above named bodies and committed authorized to proceed with undertaking.
October Campaign begun for funds to erect building. 81,000 dollars finally raised.
1924
January Contract for building awarded.
February 23rd Corner stone laid, civic organizations participating.
1925
June 26th Dedication


 
Erected 2011.
 
Location. 35° 22.95′ N, 77° 59.631′ W. Marker is in Goldsboro, North Carolina, in Wayne County. Marker is on East Walnut Street near North William Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goldsboro NC 27530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seymour Johnson AFB History / 4th Fighter Wing History Memorial (a few steps from this marker); North Carolina Press Association
Wayne County Veterans Memorial walkway plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
8. Wayne County Veterans Memorial walkway plaque
(within shouting distance of this marker); John Lawson (within shouting distance of this marker); Company E, 119th Infantry, Goldsboro Rifles World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Pentecostal Holiness Church Congregation (within shouting distance of this marker); Goldsboro (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wm. T. Dortch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles B. Aycock (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goldsboro.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Wayne County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
9. Wayne County Veterans Memorial Marker
On June 26, 1925, the Wayne County Memorial Community Building was dedicated on this site.
It was built by public contributions from grateful citizens throughout Wayne County to serve as a living memorial to its sons who died in World War I. It later served to honor those who lost their lives in subsequent wars. The building became the focal point for the civic, recreational and patriotic life of Wayne County for almost eighty years. It was lost to fire in May, 2004.
Citizens who entered this building each day saw these words carved above the entryway: Honor - Duty - Fraternity
Wayne County Veterans Memorial - Wayne County Memorial Community Building today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2013
10. Wayne County Veterans Memorial - Wayne County Memorial Community Building today
This memorial site was rededicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011 to once again commemorate those who made the Supreme Sacrifice. We honor all others who fought in the wars by preserving in this location the memories of their fallen comrades. It continues to be a place where our citizens can enjoy the Blessings of Peace; a place that will serve as a reminder of these sons and daughters of Wayne County who secured our past and safeguarded our future.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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