The Vietnam War Memorial is made up of two vertical gray granite slabs with a black vertical slab in the center. Two benches are available. The black center section, on the back, contains a Department of Defense logo, the inscription "Thy Will Is Our Peace," and a dedication "This Tribute In Loving Memory of Our Sons...The Gold Star Mothers." The grey sides on the front of the monument are inscribed with the names of the 17 local residents who were killed in Vietnam along with the monument's title and the dates "1964-1973." Left Panel James R. Rutledge • Robert E. Craythorne • Cecil D. Belt, Jr. • Ralph E. Mabry • Jimmy W. Boggs • Charles Seaton • Robert Van Pack • Ronald A. Sehested Right Panel Ronnie D. Shaw • Teddy Hargrove • Dennis Ray Forney • David Mark Steele • Patrick D. Robirds • Jimmy Don West • Robert Dean Frost • Gerald W. Byrns, Jr The black middle section of the front is inscribed with a very large Star of Bethlehem type star and the inscription: "May we then hold a tender thought, they would not wish that be sad: but cherish that for which they fought, and gave up all on earth they had."
Organization Responsible for Installation:
Duncan's Gold Star Mothers
Memorial War Era(s):
Along US 81 in the middle of Duncan Duncan, Oklahoma
Published on January 21, 2019