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  • Monument Name

    Nash County Korean War Memorial, Nashville

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    Korean War

  • City

    Nashville

  • County

    Nash

  • Description

    This memorial plaque is dedicated to men from Nash County who gave their lives in military service during the Korean War. The marker is made of bronze or brass, with raised lettering, and the bas-relief figure of the American eagle adorns the top of the frame.

  • Inscription

    KOREAN WAR / 1950 - 1953 / IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE KOREAN WAR / AND TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / SO THAT OTHERS MIGHT ENJOY THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY, / THIS TABLET IS LOVINGLY DEDICATED. / DAVID AVENT WILLIAM H. JONES / MARK B. BULLUCK JAMES E. MANN / WILLIE G. BUNN HAROLD B. MURRAY / JACK H. COLLINS JOSEPH F. PHILLIPS / MORTON C. DAVIS JOHN B. RANDOLPH / ROGER W. DICKERSON MCDONALD SANDERS / WILLIE G. EVANS LEONARD E. TANT / JAMES H. JEFFREYS FLETCHER R. THOMPSON / THE NAMES INSCRIBED ABOVE ARE / THOSE MEN FROM NASH COUNTY WHOSE LIVES WERE LOST / IN THE VARIOUS BRANCHES OF THE SERVICE. / ERECTED ON THE BEHALF OF THE COUNTY / BY ORDER OF ITS BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS / ON 10/01/01

  • Custodian

    Nash County

  • Dedication Date

    October 1, 2001

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.975480 , -77.968320 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Borden, Sidney, Steven Chickos, and Daniel Jourdan. "The Korean War: North Carolina's Commemoration of the 'Forgotten War'," uploaded February 4, 2014, YouTube, (accessed February 4, 2014) Link

      NCGenWeb Project. "NASH AND EDGECOMBE COUNTY MEN WHO DIED IN THE KOREAN WAR, 1950 – 1952," Nash County, NCGen Web, (accessed January 12, 2014) Link

      Nash County [North Carolina] Board of Commissioners. "Regular Meeting Minutes March 12, 2001," (accessed November 18, 2013) Link

      Nash County [North Carolina] Board of Commissioners. "Regular Meeting Minutes October 1, 2001," (accessed November 18, 2013) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze or brass

  • Sponsors

    Nash County Board of Commissioners

  • Monument Cost

    $2,500

  • Subject Notes

    The effort to memorialize Korean War veterans and those fallen in the war from Nash County was taken up by the County Board of Commissioners at the request of Chairman Mayo. Separate plaques for the Korean and Vietnam Wars were sponsored by the board at a combined cost of $2,500.

  • Location

    The plaque sits on the exterior wall at the entrance to the Nash County Courthouse.

  • Landscape

    The entrance to the courthouse is surrounded by manicured lawn and plantings, and Visquesney's Spirit of the American Doughboy statue sits several feet to the left side of the pillars at the entrance.

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