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Taylor County Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
1. Taylor County Veterans Memorial
Inscription.

This memorial is dedicated to all men and women of Taylor County who have served in the armed forces of their country

Those names of men and women inscribed hereon gave their lives in the cause of freedom as the result of enemy action or as a prisoner of war.

Chateau–Thierry St. Mihiel Belleau Wood Pearl Harbor Midway Guadacanal Anzio Bataan Tarawa Leyte Gulf Iwo Jima Normany Bastogne North Africa Seoul Da Nang Long Binh

Korea
Joe W. Akins Ellsworth Alderman Alton R. Bell Euell C. Booth, Jr. Charles R. Brown James H. Franks Vance W. Gwinn Allen Henslee Melvin M. Johnson Vance R. McQuiston Richard D. Melton Robert A. Nolan Joe Harry Powers, Jr. Harry S. Soladay John R. Stovall, Jr. Weldon G. Turner

World War I
Robert F. Banner William M. Batjer William W. Blount Arthur S. Brown John B. Coil Ben W. Fuller Ben H. Gibson Noel H. Graham Duncan V. Heyser Felan W. Kilgore Robert L. Lackey Jasper C. Miller Claud Milner John W. Newton Herman R. Patterson Alton C. Poe Martin L. Powers George F. Ridenoer Clyde E. Shaw Buford R. Tripp

World War II
Hugh E. Addison William R. Agnew Eldon L. Allen J.W. Anderson W.M. Antilley, Jr. Edward
Taylor County Veterans Memorial Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
2. Taylor County Veterans Memorial Inscription
L. Atkinson James A. Bailey Hugh E. Balfanz R.L. Berry Thomas W. Bertram James L. Bex Harris B. Birdwell George H. Blackburn, Jr. Vernia O. Bradford Calvin Brooks Guy W. Brown Leahmon E. Bryant Clifford G. Bunch J.B. Bunch James H. Burleson Ira E. Butler Faustino L. Carrasco Carl U. Carrington Ostel W. Carter Homer D. Childress Richard I. Collier, Jr. Glenn R. Collins Arlie O. Copeland Hance B. Copeland Jewel D. Craig Clyde W. Dees Charles J. Dick, Jr. Grisham C. Dowell Lupe G. Duran Walter A. Edwards Wade H. Ensminger, Jr. Lavern E. Farquhar Samuel B. Fike Gephus B. Fisher Meador D. Francis Thomas R. Francis Harold L. Freeman Harold A. Garrison S.G. Gentry, Jr. William A. Graham, Jr. Justin Gray, Jr. Brevis M. Gregston Guy W. Griffin Rudyard K. Grimes Burney F. Hagins James R. Haile Ebby L. Hamilton Roscoe V. Hampton Clarence A. Harrell Donald Heleman A.V. Hendricks, Jr. Henry F. Henington, Jr. R.P. Hervey, Jr. Clante E. Higginbotham, Jr. Clifford Hinds Victor V. Hollar, Jr. Bryant Holloway Robert Hopper, III Raymond C. Howard H. Frank Hubbard Albert F. Hurt Dan R. Ivey Robert H. Jackson Talmadge H. Jackson Robert S. Jarrell George M. Jenkins Granville Johnson Levon R. Johnson Reubin F. Johnson William E. Johnson James O. Jones, Jr. Verba
Taylor County Veterans Memorial Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
3. Taylor County Veterans Memorial Inscription
D. Jones Robert C. Jordan William M. Keener Guy H. Kemper Fred D. Kilpatrick Edward R. Know Clayton M. Leach Bud G. Lilly Charles B. Little Julian O. Long H.C. Lowery, Jr. Eugene Mantooth Allan E. Markowitz Walter F. Marshall Henry F. Martin J.B. McBride John I. McCall Milton H. McClain Ray E. McClure Bobby G. McCracken Thomas M. McIver Ira C. McWilliams Jessie L. Miles Melvin R. Millard Bert D. Miller Glen E. Moore Angel Y. Moreno Clarence W. Morris James M. Morris John B. Morrison Walter L. Morrow Robert B. Murphy Paul R. Nail John F. Neuroth William R. Newberry J. Arvill Pace Floyd M. Patton Ramon Y. Perez Jack F. Perry Eldon A. Plumlee Douglas H. Powers James E. Pruitt William A. Pruitt Billy R. Ramsey Junior R. Rankin James Wilbert Raynes, Jr. Milton B. Reese Gerald D. Reeves Herbert W. Reue Edward R. Reynolds Homer H. Reynolds Lee M. Reynolds Herman V. Richards, Jr. James C. Ridge Carl L. Riggan Robert S. Roderick Ivan P. Rogers, Jr. Robert V. Rucker Bedford E. Russell John C. Sanford Buford L. Schoolcraft William R. Scott Gene A. Scruggs Eugene P. Sellers, Jr. William L. Sikes, Jr. William H. Singleton James G. Smith Malcolm E. Smith William F. Smith John F. Sneed Kermit G. Thornton Doyle G. Tucker Ray F. Turner Willie D. Tyler
Memorial Walls image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
4. Memorial Walls
Juan G. Vallejo Oscar B. Vossler Vernon J. Voyles Johnnie L. Walden Jim B. Wheeler Charles E. White Alvin R. Williams Wyman P. Wiliams Willie W. Woods, Jr. Charles W. Yates Gaston E. Pitts

Southeast Asia
Sam S. Allison Wayne R. Baker Michael D. Bird Danny R. Bishop Stephen L. Braddock Sam T. Curiel Victor L. DeFoor Henry H. Delano Reyes C. Flores Terrell W. Hale Jackie B. Hall James R. Harrison Francisco Herrera Phillip D. Johnson Doward L. Jones Arden E. Kersey, Jr. Robert E. Lackey Danny L. Little Evaristo Martinez, III Ronald G. McBeth Douglas P. McCorkle, Jr. George E. Menninger Jesus F. Ochoa Edgar L. Peterson, Jr. Floyd L. Pitre Alvin L. Raper Norman R. Reagan William R. Reese William T. Roberson James L. Russell Joseph H. Shelton, III W.D. Tyrone Charles D. Ward Tommy R. Warren Alton K. Woolf, Jr. Robert L. Daugherty Paul E. Leary

Other Conflicts
Martin D. Denson – Panama
 
Location. 32° 26.81′ N, 99° 43.998′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Oak Street and S. 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the north side of the Taylor County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Oak St, Abilene TX 79602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Memorial Wall of Korea and World War I image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
5. Memorial Wall of Korea and World War I
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honoring E Battery Lost Battalion WWII (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat" (about 400 feet away); 45th Infantry Division at Camp Barkeley (about 500 feet away); Site of Curfew by John J. Clinton (about 600 feet away); Site of Thornton's Store (about 600 feet away); The Texas & Pacific Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pine Street Shootout (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
More about this marker. The bronze statue of the soldier and the stainless steel eagle statue were created by Abilene artist Terry S. Gilbreth.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Memorial Wall of Southeast Asia image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
6. Memorial Wall of Southeast Asia
Memorial Wall of Other Conflicts image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
7. Memorial Wall of Other Conflicts
Taylor County Veterans Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
8. Taylor County Veterans Memorial Plaza
Taylor County Veterans Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
9. Taylor County Veterans Memorial Plaza
Donors Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2014
10. Donors Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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