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Scott County Veterans Memorial Fountain - Benton, MO
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N 37° 05.782 W 089° 33.796
16S E 272197 N 4108637
Quick Description: Originally built as a World War memorial and fountain. Plaques for the 52 who lost their lives in WWI were added in 1940.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2013 9:45:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMJC7X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

County of Memorial: Scott County
Location of Memorial: 131 S. Winchester St. (US 61), courthouse lawn, Benton
A concept for the memorial was recently developed by the committee created to head the project. The design will use the existing concrete structure and fountain, but add more plaques and update plumbing and lighting to the area.

Last month the Scott County Commission announced it wanted to pursue updating the memorial on the courthouse lawn. It was unveiled in 1940 with the names of veterans from the county who died in World War I.

Since then, the memorial has fallen into disrepair. Now the commission wants to update it with the names of veterans from Scott County killed in all American wars since World War I and repair the monument.

World War I names can be read here: Scott County War Memorial

The adding of the 139 additional names in news photo here: Southeast Missourian

Who Lost Their Lives in
. . . . . . .
Charles Abbott
Patrick H. Adams
Frank M. Alexiou
Mitchell Edwin Andrews
Harold W. Blatz
Dennis Bates
James R. Baugus
Harlin A. Bell, Jr.
Fred Boyer
George P. Buchanon
Roy Gilbert Bullinger
Leonard Burgess
Robert L. Burnett
Paul J. Caldwell
James P. Capps
Walter D. Carter
Wilburn E. Cockrel
William Lester Conner
Charles M. Conyers
Benjamin D. Cook
Harold L. Cooper
Jesse H. Cunningham
Leo H. Dannenmueller
Carol E. Davis
Robert L. Davis
Lawrnece J. DeHart
George G. DeLisle
Owen J. Deal
William Daris Dennis
J.O. Dick, Jr.
Sylvester Joseph Diebold
L.P.J. Dryden
Vane C, Dye
Clint H. Estes
Sammy Farmer
Clarence E. Felker, Jr.
Hershel G. Freed
Harvey Gentry
Seibert A. Gipson
Talmadge D. Glueck
Lewis A. Graham
Manville E. Gray
Cline F. Griffith
James L. Groseclose
Delbert F. Gwinn
James R. Hailey
James Hathcox
Ewell L. Hinch
Glennon Hinkebein
Harold L. Hodges
Richard H. Holstein
George N. Hooker
Link P. Hopper
Gordon W. Huffman
William Edward Hughes
James R. Jester
Thomas W. Kelly
Joseph O. Koch
Andrew L. Lasater
William P. Laseter
Albert E. Martin
Leonard E. Matthews
William W. McMullin
Joe E. Moss
Joy E. Mouser
Densil L. Murphy
Ricahrd Douglas Murphy
Lloyd K. Olson
Ethel D. Owens
Kenneth Morris Payne
Buster Perry
William L. Phillips
John E. Pryor, Jr.
Charles L. Revelle
Howard E. Robertson
Howard R. Roden
Robert W. Rowlett
Richard R. Royall, Jr.
Thomas J. Sawyer
Emanuel F. Schorle
Lester F. Sellers
Vernon A. Selph
Everett V. Shackles
Jake M. Sitzes
Cleo M. Slinkard
Ernest L. Smith
John Earl Smith
Frederick A. Spiess
Raymond Leslie Stalcup
Frenchy Spradling
Wayne W. Stephens
Thomas Eugene Streeter
Wallace J. Tenkhoff
Ernest Melvin Tubbs
Phillip J. Turno
Frank William Van Horne, Jr.
Ardell Vanover
Harry L. Waldman
Leroy M. Welter
Harold Westrich
Cecil E. Williams
Murl Melvern Wondel
Mason O. Yarbrough
William O. Welty

Who Lost Their Lives in
The Korean War
. . . . . . .
Dave Allen, Jr.
Gerald Lester Beggs
Charles H. Dunlap
Narciso G. Guzman
Robert Hanna
Welton B. King
Gaylon L. McClaine
Clay Alexander Mitchell, Jr.
George L. Modglin
William A. newton
Dwight Richardson
Judith R. Statler
Donald R. Sturm
Harold W. Venson

Who Lost Their Linves in
The Vietnam War
. . . . . . .
David Lee Blattel
Michael Kenneth Boardman
Virgil Burks, Jr.
Curters Joseph Burnett
Ronald Gene Dobbs
James Lee Ferrell
Alan Hill, Jr.
Wayne Hyde
Leslie Leroy Karnes
Clude Lee Keith
Joseph Dean Mack
Larry Hunter Marshall
Robert McFall
Clifford Truman Mullen
Thomas Jack Pennington
Clarence Dean Russell
Ronald Dennis Slayton
james Edward Thompson
Dwight D. Woolf
James Edward Wyatt

Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I World War II Korea War Vietnam

In Honor Of: Scott County Residents who lost their lives

Marker Text:
please see above

Date of dedication: 1922

Who Put it Here?: Scott County Commission

Description of Memorial:
Large white wall, plaster and concrete, made to look like a grotto - and was also a fountain. Sometime in the 1990's the water stopped flowing, but in 2011 (when I was there) the water flowed again.

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