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Friday, August 21, 2020  |  Permalink

Harnett County Seeking Nominations for Wall of Heroes

Harnett County will be displaying a Veterans Wall of Heroes at the new Harnett County Resource Center & Library, located at 455 McKinney Parkway, Lillington.  The Veterans Wall of Heroes will provide an opportunity to commemorate Harnett County veterans and honor those who received a Medal for Heroism. Nominations can be made for an individual who served in any of our 5 military branches.

Nominations will be accepted starting September 1, 2020. All nominations can be emailed to Eric Truesdale at etruesdale@harnett.org or mailed to Harnett County Veteran Services, P. O. Box 232, Lillington, NC 27546. Nominations can also be dropped off at the Veterans Services Office, located at 817 South 8th Street, Lillington, NC 27546. 

To be nominated, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Time frame: WWI and forward
  • Discharge: Honorable only
  • Rank: Nominee can be of any rank
  • Residency Criteria: Former or current resident of Harnett County and has been established as a resident for 5 years
  • Nominee can be living or deceased.
  • Awarded one of the Medals for Heroism depicted below.

° Medal of Honor
° Silver Star
° Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross
° Any award with a V or Valor device with the exception of unit awards w/V
° Soldier’s Medal, Airman’s Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Medal, Coast Guard Medal

All nomination forms should include documentation, discharge (DD Form 214), and award citation, if possible.

For more information on the Harnett County Veterans Wall of Heroes, contact Harnett County Veterans Services at 910-893-7574 or visit www.harnett.org/veterans.

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