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  • Monument Name

    Haywood County Korean War Memorial, Waynesville

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Waynesville

  • County

    Haywood

  • Description

    Three tablets stand vertically atop a wide base. The black central tablet contrasts with the light gray flanking tablets, which are slightly shorter. All three are mounted on a light gray stone base. The central tablet features the seal of the US army, the start and end dates of the war, and a simple outline of North and South Korea. Each flanking tablet bears a list of 13 names.

  • Inscription

    Central tablet: KOREAN WAR / JUNE 25 1950 / JULY 27 1953 / ERECTED BY CITIZENS / OF HAYWOOD COUNTY / 2003

    Left tablet: COGDILL, KENNETH C. / CONRAD, LESTER / GREEN, GROVER G. / HOLLIFIELD, JAMES R. / MESSER, RAYFORD K. / SAUNDERS, JAMES / HANNAH, JACK L. /WELCH, WILLIAM C., JR. / BROWN, CHARLES / RHINEHART, BILLY C. / MORGAN, ARNOLD L. / WILSON, CHARLES B. / ISRAEL, PAUL E.

    Right tablet: COLEMAN, WILLIAM N. / DOLEN, BOBBY J. / HEADRICK, HERMAN / SANFORD, BOBBY R. / CAGLE, ERASTUS E. / WOOD, GERALD D. / BURGESS, CHARLES E. / SIZEMORE, ZEMERA V. / MILLER, BOBBY / ROGERS, GERALD E. / MESSER, BILLY / STILES, FRANK E. / SUTTON, JOHN R.

    Base: BRAVELY THEY SACRIFICED GRATEFULLY WE REMEMBER

  • Custodian

    Haywood County

  • Dedication Date

    2003

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.492550 , -82.987090 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

      “Haywood County Korean War Memorial,” Markeroni, (accessed May 9, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Stone

  • Location

    The monument is located to the left of the Old Haywood County Courthouse entrance, 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC. The eastern-facing monument stands directly next to the Haywood County All Veterans Memorial. Also nearby is the Memorial Tablet to Revolutionary Soldiers, the Haywood County Confederate Monument, and the Haywood County Vietnam Memorial.

  • Landscape

    The monument is located on the landscaped grounds of the Old Haywood County Court House.

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