The Tuscaloosa County (Alabama) Veterans Memorial is located in Tuscaloosa. The memorial includes the mainmast and a 5-inch gun from USS Tuscaloosa. Pictures are provided by Rhett D. Harrell, Jr. (Rhett's late father served on Tuscaloosa from May 1942 to December 1945). Rhett describes the location of the memorial as being in front of the University Mall off McFarland Blvd (off I-59) before you get to the University of Alabama. It would be on the right side of the road, along with a jet plane and a helicopter.
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The memorial site is described by this marker.
The Tuscaloosa's mainmast rises elegantly against this overcast sky.
One of Tuscaloosa's 5-inch guns as preserved at the memorial.
A marker describing the 5-inch gun.
A marker briefly describing the service of Tuscaloosa (with a reflection of the mast visible).