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MEMORIAL WALL CLOSEUP

MEMORIAL WALL CLOSEUP

Honoring Citizens of Irving Who Gave Their Lives in Service to our Country

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it.
And one path we shall never choose...is the path of surrender, or submission.
-President John F. Kennedy
October 22, 1962

WWI

Earl G. Conaway ~ Noah R. Story

WWII

Glen W. Austin ~ Robert M. Barren ~ Charles F. Barton ~ Frank N. Broach, Jr. ~ James B. Candy
Bobbie C. Canon ~ Marvin A. Carlisle ~ Glen L. Collett ~ W. Fred Cox ~ Ernest B. Cribbs
Harry C. Crump, Jr. ~ Walter P. Crump ~ Harold C. Donaldson ~ William W. Doss ~ Lenox B. Drake, Jr.
William C. Gresham ~ William H. Harris ~ Austin P. Jeter ~ Morgan R. Lyon ~ Joseph H. Mathis
Kenneth McLemore ~ Warren M. Mozley, Jr. ~ Durward L. Oilar ~ Garland H. Palmer
Glen W. Paradise ~ Vernon D. Paradise ~ Albert F. Sain ~ Thomas H. Schmitt ~ Gerald Scott
John W. Simmons, Jr. ~ Milton Strong ~ Alton Walker ~ Virgil D. Williams

KOREAN WAR

Robert A. Churchill ~ Louis C. Stark, Jr.

VIETNAM WAR
Michael P. Aaron ~ Paul H. Abraham ~ John S. Alling, Jr. ~ Robert L. Bone ~ Robert O. Buckner, Jr.
William M. Cain ~ C. Don Champion ~ Gary G. Currier ~ Wilhelm K. Dammer ~ Roger D. Davenport
Joe. R. Dominguez ~ Carl W. Dorries ~ Martin W. Droigk ~ Jerry L. Ervin ~ Terry A. Hale ~ Clarence L. Harlow
Ivan D. Homsley ~ Roger R. Jacks ~ Don Jenkins ~ Jerry W. Jenkins ~ Stephen L. Lane ~ Edward J. LaTour
Paul B. McKinley ~ Herman A. Miller II ~ Thomas G. Modisette ~ Walter L. Moore ~ Jorge L. Nieves
Charles A. Paradise ~ Dennis M. Phillips ~ Don M. Robertson ~ Robert T. Russell II ~ Larry D. Schumacher
Varde W. Smith III ~ Tommy D. Walker ~ Arlon D. Wall, Jr. ~ Steven A. Wessel ~ Albert D. Wester

POST-VIETNAM WARS
M. Ardell Ward, Jr. ~ Linda D. Green ~ Josiah H. Vandertulip ~ Nazario Serrano
J. Adan Garcia ~ Paul T. Sanchez




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WORLD WAR I WALL

WORLD WAR I WALL
This wall is comprised of 4 black granite graphics panels that are each 3' wide for a total of 12'

WORLD WAR II WALL

WORLD WAR II WALL
This wall has 5 black granite graphics panels for a total of 15'

KOREAN WAR WALL

KOREAN WAR WALL
This wall has 4 black granite graphics panels for a total of 12'

VIETNAM WAR WALL

VIETNAM WAR WALL
This wall has 4 black granite graphics panels for a total of 12'

POST VIETNAM WARS WALL

POST VIETNAM WARS WALL
This wall has 4 black granite graphics panels for a total of 12'

9.23.2009

WWI Wall Photos



Claybon Wallis (left) was born in 1894 in Estelle, now part of west Irving.  While fighting in France in the U.S.Army during WWI, he sustained lung injuries during a gas attack.  Wallis returned to Irving after the war and married; however, he never fully recovered his health and died from the effects of the gas in 1933 at age 39.


 
Carl Range, who came to Irving with his family in 1910, served in the U.S. Navy during WWI.  After the war, he returned to Irving where he and his brother opened a service station in 1919.  In the early 1930's, he went to work for the U.S. Post Office in Irving.  In 1939, Range was appointed Irving's postmaster; he held that position until 1956.  The Carl Range Postal Center in Irving is named in his honor.

 
In 1917 Dallas's Love Field was established to train military pilots for WWI.  Irving resident and U.S. Air Service member Clarence Range works on a JN-4 biplane at Love Field.


 
Noah Story was from a pioneer family that settled in this are in 1855.  He was born here in 1895.  He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army in France during WWI.  Story survived the war, but he contracted influenza while he was on a troop transport waiting to return home.  At the end of WWI, an influenza pandemic that swept the world killed over 50 million people between 1918 and 1920.  Story was treated in France, but he died on February 5, 1919.

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