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  • Monument Name

    Columbus County Korea and Vietnam War Memorial, Whiteville

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Whiteville

  • County

    Columbus

  • Description

    This monument consists of two abstract figures, one arch and one vertical column, both of stone. Beneath the arch, a stone tablet names the war casualties.

    Images: Stone tablet with the Korean and Vietnam wars casualties from Columbus County, NC

  • Inscription

    IN MEMORY OF / BRAVE COLUMBUS COUNTY MEN / THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES SO THAT / OTHER MEN MIGHT LIVE FREE / KOREAN CASUALTIES [7 names] / VIETNAM CASUALTIES [24 names]

  • Custodian

    Columbus County

  • Dedication Date

    1980s [?]

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.339010 , -78.703530 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Columbus County Korea and Vietnam Dead," markeroni.com, (accessed June 11, 2014 Link

      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

      Folder 0296: Whiteville: Columbus County Courthouse: Scan 1, in the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Link

      Gilchrist, Mark. "Plaques and Monuments." mycapture.com, (accessed June 11, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Stone

  • Location

    The monument sits on the north-west lawn of the Columbus County Courthouse, in the midst of a small commercial area.

  • Landscape

    A diamond-shaped raised bed of oranmental plants surrounds the monument.

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