Marion County Vietnam Memorial
The Marion County Vietnam Memorial was dream of Alfred Knoll who served in Vietnam from 1968 - 1969. SP5 Knoll wanted the memorial to acknowledge and recognize the service and sacrifice of all Marion county soldiers who were killed in Vietnam. The monument was purchased on August 1, 1995 at Northern Granite Co. in Clarksburg WV and on October 1995 the monument was set in place. It is made of Ebony mist and grey. This monument is 6 feet x 10 inches x 4 feet and the base of it is 7 feet x 1 foot 4 inches x 10 inches. This monument is inscribed with all of the names of the military personnel from Marion County West Virginia that died in action. At this memorial there is also a huey from Vietnam. US Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 66-16109 was purchased by the US Army in March of 1967. In January of 1968, it went to Vietnam where it had logged 4908 hours in the air. In April of 1971, it left Vietnam for Ft. Worth, Texas until December of 1971. From there it then went on to Fort Rucker, Alabama until August 1996 when it came to Fairmont WV. On August 14, 1996, the Marion County Vietnam Veterans Memorial agreed to assume and pay all costs, charges and expenses incident to the donation, including the cost of any required demilitarization and preparation for transportation to Fairmont.