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Beallsville / Monroe County Honors Vietnam War Casualities

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
1. Beallsville / Monroe County Honors Vietnam War Casualities Marker
Inscription.
Side A
Beallsville/Monroe County Honors Vietnam War Casualities
With a population of 475 residents, the Beallsville community gained the unfortunate distinction of having suffered the highest known per-capita casualty rate during the Vietnam War. Six Beallsville men, all under the age of 21, were killed in action in Vietnam between 1966 and 1971, a profound tragedy for this close-knit community. In 1969 Beallsville citizens worked with congressional representatives to prevent further loss of life, to no avail. Five other Monroe County men lost their lives in the conflict as well, magnifying the loss for one of Ohio's least-populated counties. (continued on other side)

Side B
SSgt. Glenn E. McCammon, U.S. Army, Woodsfield, age 32 Killed in action in South Vietnam, November 17, 1965 Pfc. Jack Pittman, US. Army, Beallsville, age 20 Killed in action in South Vietnam, July 25, 1966 Pfc. Duane T. Greenlee, U.S. Marine Corps, Beallsville, age 19 Killed in action, Quang Nam, South Vietnam, August 25, 1966 Cpl. Charles G. Schnegg, U.S. Army, Beallsville, age 20 Killed in action, Kien Phong, South Vietnam, December 4, 1967 SP4 Richard L. Rucker, U.S. Army, Beallsville, age 20 Killed in action, Gia Dinh, South Vietnam, May 30, 1968 Hm3 William R. "Bobby"
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
2. Beallsville / Monroe County Honors Vietnam War Casualities Marker
Lucas, U.S. Navy, Beallsville, age 20 Died of wounds sustained in action, Quang Tri, South Vietnam, March 9, 1969 Cpl. Dwight H. Ball, U.S. Army, Sardis, age 20 Killed in action, Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, April 3, 1970 SP4 Stephen M. Janeda, U.S. Army, Brownsville, age 20 Killed in action, Pleiku, South Vietnam, May 26, 1970 SP4 Phillip M. Brandon, U.S. Army, Beallsville, age 19 Killed in action, Thua Thien, South Vietnam, March 7, 1971 Pfc. Dale R. Hood, U.S. Army, Lewisville, age 20 Non-battle ground casualty, Quang Tri, South Vietnam, April 7, 1971 SSgt. James A. Ravencraft, U.S. Army, Clarington, age 30 Killed in action, Phong Dinh, South Vietnam, March 31, 1975
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Village of Beallsville, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-56.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 50.911′ N, 81° 2.695′ W. Marker is in Beallsville, Ohio, in Monroe County. Touch for map. Located at the water tower in Veteran's Memorial Park just west of Beallsville off of OH 145. Marker is in this post office area: Beallsville OH 43716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
3. Beallsville / Monroe County Honors Vietnam War Casualities Marker
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are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beallsville Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sad Sam Jones, 1892-1966 / Mary Weddle-Hines (approx. 7 miles away); "Bent, Zigzag, and Crooked" (approx. 7.3 miles away); Frederick Kindelberger Stone House and Barn (approx. 7 miles away); Captina African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); Cedar Curve Cemetery / Funerals in the Early 1800s (approx. 11 miles away in West Virginia); American Legion Post 168 Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.6 miles away); Roby Cigar Museum (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
Beallsville / Monroe County Honors Vietnam War Casualities Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
4. Beallsville / Monroe County Honors Vietnam War Casualities Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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