Korean and Vietnam Wars Monument, Durham
This three-sided obelisk is a memorial to those from Durham who lost their lives in the Korean and Vietnam wars. One side commemorates the 23 who lost their lives in the Korean War while another is dedicated to the 39 from Durham who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. On the third side is inscribed a quotation. An eagle sits with its wings spread atop the obelisk.
IN HONOR OF THOSE 23 / BRAVE HEROES FROM / DURHAM COUNTY WHO / DIED WHILE SERVING THE / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / AND MANKIND BY / DEFENDING FREEDOM IN / KOREA. / DEDICATED MAY 30, 1994 / KOREA / 1950-1954
Left Side: IN HONOR OF THOSE 39 / BRAVE HEROES FROM / DURHAM COUNTY WHO / DIED WHILE SERVING THE / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/ AND MANKIND BY / DEFENDING FREEDOM FOR / ALL MANKIND IN VIETNAM. / DEDICATED MAY 30, 1994 / VIETNAM / 1958-1975
Rear: For those who fight for it, freedom has a flavor that the protected will never know.
May 30, 1994
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Vaughan, Dawn. "Day to Pay Homage to Our Heroes," The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC), (accessed February 13, 2011) Link
Located in front of the Durham County courthouse, this monument stands next to the Durham County World War I and World War II monuments. There is a Confederate monument on the other side of the Old Durham County Courthouse building.