Sunday, May 20, 2018

Honor Roll: Amherst County, Virginia, Vietnam Memorial

Amherst County, Virginia, was created in 1761 from Albemarle County, and is located in the Piedmont region of the commonwealth. In the early days the main crop was tobacco, which my Jennings ancestors raised on their farms.

Last month, during a trip to the county courthouse to photograph and transcribed documents related to my ancestors, we located this Vietnam memorial in the Town of Amherst, which is the county seat.

County of Amherst Vietnam Memorial, Amherst, Virginia;
personal collection

Vietnam War

"Acknowledging heroic acts of men and
women who have fallen in freedom's battles
through out thoughts, prayers, deeds, and 
institutions is a necessity to sustain
democracy for future generations."

Lynchburg MOPH Chapter #1067

Vietnam Memorial
All Gave Some, Some Gave All.
Gone, But Not Forgotten.

VFW Post 9877, Amherst, VA

PFC Roger L. Floyd, U.S. Army
8/11/1941 -- 11/12/1965

SP4 Raymond M. Thompson, U.S. Army
2/12/1944 -- 8/25/1966

PFC Harvey Johnson, III, U.S. Army
3/24/1947 -- 11/21/1966

SP4 Harry W. Branham, U.S. Army
2/12/1946 -- 3/18/1967

Cpl. Andrew J. Cooper, USMC
7/3/1946 -- 5/13/1967

SSGT William E. Tyree, USAF
4/17/1938 -- 6/9/1967

SP4 Donnie J. Lawhorne, U.S. Army
4/21/1949 -- 8/20/1968

PFC Curtis O. Miller, U.S. Army
3/10/1948 -- 10/2/1968

PFC Everette W. Briggs, U.S. Army
8/25/1947 -- 3/27/1969

Cpl. Ronald E. Robertson, U.S. Army
1/8/1945 -- 6/30/1969

PFC William D. Sirocco, Jr., U.S. Army
11/28/1948 -- 11/1/1969

This post was written as a contribution to the Honor Roll Project, which was created by Heather Wilkinson Rojo, author of Nutfield Genealogy.

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