Twenty Campbell Countians lost their lives during the Vietnam War

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Memorial Day ceremony begins at 11am today on the courthouse lawn.

Among those Campbell Countians remembered will be the 20 young men who served and lost their lives during the Vietnam War. They are:

This monument was erected on Veterans Day 1991 by the Campbell County Veterans Memorial Committee, Ozell Bunch-Chairman.

Ronnie J. Daugherty

William D. Daugherty

Ernest Gibson

Woodrow Harris

George Heatherly

Robert J. Huddleston

James W. Hunley

John E. Lay

Roger Lay

Bill B. Long

Earnest L. Lowe

Reece L. Marple

Jerry E. Perkins

Dickie Reagan

Claude Reid

Lonnie J. Robbins

Carl L. Russell

Don Smith

Daniel E. Walden

Memorial Day was declared a national holiday through an act of Congress in 1971, and its roots date back to the Civil War era, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Banners of our heroes line the Central Avenue through La Follette.

Unlike Veterans Day, Memorial Day honors all military members who have died in while serving in U.S. forces. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/29/2023-6AM)