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Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Vietnam War Memorial

1959 - 1975

 

—Sebastian County, Arkansas —

 
Vietnam War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
1. Vietnam War Memorial
Inscription.

This monument is dedicated to the brave sons of Sebastian County, Arkansas, who, in the defense of freedom in South Vietnam, made the supreme sacrifice. In a controversial, complex and diverse struggle, they answered the call of their country in a manner consistent with the finest traditions of our homeland. On this date, your brothers and sisters pay homage to your efforts and sacrifice in the sincere belief that your sacrifice will one day, ultimately, allow men to live as brothers and peace reign everywhere. We will never forget you.

CAPT Karl Edward WORST, U.S. Air Force
MIA 2 Mar 1966

PFC Leroy KOLB, Jr., U.S. Army
9 Apr 1966

SSGT Andrew Thomas BEST, U.S. Army
25 Jun 1966

LCDR Richard Allan MORAN, U.S. Navy
MIA 7 Aug 1966

PFC Marvin Ray COLE, U.S. Marines
21 Feb 1967

SP4 Charles Eugene METCALF, U.S. Army
24 Nov 1967

PFC Danny Ray WEST, U.S. Army
1 May 1968

PVT John Edward RICE, U.S. Marines
28 Jul 1968

PFC Ledell JOHNSON, Jr., U.S. Marines
4 Aug 1968

BM2 William Anthony HANNA, U.S. Navy
28 Feb 1969

SFC Elbert James SAULS, U.S. Army
14 Mar 1969

SGT Roy Arnold WOMACK, U.S. Army
30 Mar 1969

HM3 Frederick Edward FURR, U.S. Navy
29 Apr 1969

LTC Garland Bryan KING, Jr., U.S. Army
19 Jun 1969

PFC John Victor

Vietnam War Memorial Roll of Honored Dead image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
2. Vietnam War Memorial Roll of Honored Dead
GILKER, U.S. Marines
24 Jun 1969

CPL Stephen Allen SNIDOW, U.S. Army
12 Aug 1969

SP4 Carl Calvin BATES, Jr., U.S. Army
17 Aug 1969

CPL Billy Duane CRELIA, U.S. Army
16 Feb 1970

SP5 Kevin Reynolds KELEHER, U.S. Army
30 Apr 1970

SSGT Arthur Houston PRICE, U.S. Army
26 Dec 1970

LCDR Paul Amos STOKES, U.S. Navy
17 Oct 1971

These [following] individuals, though not officially listed with Home of Record as Sebastian County, Arkansas, lived here, went to school here, and had family here. They, too, are Sons of Sebastian County.

SP4 Richard Bert BRUCE, U.S. Army
18 Mar 1969

LJG David Phillip NEISLAR, U.S. Navy
20 Feb 1969

PFC Oscar C. PHILLIPS, Jr., U.S. Army
21 Feb 1967

Dedicated 6 Dec. 92
 
Erected 1992.
 
Location. 35° 23.138′ N, 94° 25.593′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street (State Highway 255) and Parker Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 6th Street. Touch for map. Monument is on the county courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 South 6th Street, Fort Smith AR 72901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moon Tree (a few steps from this marker);

Vietnam War Memorial Roll of Honored Dead image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
3. Vietnam War Memorial Roll of Honored Dead
Sebastian County Seat of Justice (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 50 Year Concrete Street Service Award • 1963 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sebastian County California Gold Seekers (about 300 feet away); United Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); The Trail of Tears (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Smith.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam
 
Vietnam War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
4. Vietnam War Memorial
County courthouse in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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