Korean War Memorial, Henderson
The memorial is a small granite slab that lists the names of the men from Vance County that died in the Korean War. The inscription includes their names, branch of the military that they served, and the dates of death.
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY 1950, 1955 KOREAN WAR: IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES IN / DEFENSE OF FREEDOM VANCE COUNTY, N.C. GENTILE, CHARLES M. PVT ARMY 6 SEPT 1952 HEARDIN, UNCAS B PFC ARMY 18 MAY 1951 HEFNER, IVAN F. CPL ARMY 12 OCT 1951 IVEY CHARLES E PFC ARMY 29 NOV 1950 JORDAN, FRED O. SGT ARMY 13 OCT 1951 JOHNSON, WILLIAM C. PFC ARMY 24 JUNE 1953 MITCHELL, RUSSELL Y. ILT ARMY 13 AUG 1950 SALTZ, EARL C. PFC ARMY 16 JULY 1953 WARD, JAMES E. PFC ARMY 21 JULY 1953 WATKINS, SMAUEL K. PVT ARMY 14 FEB 1951 ERECTED BY POST 60. THE AMERICAN LEGION 2003
September 30, 2003
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This monument was erected by Post 60 of the American Legion.
The monument is located across from the First United Methodist Church on Garnett Street. It stands in line with two other monuments: a WWII memorial and a monument to the Vietnam War. The Vance County Confederate Monument stands down an adjacent street, in front of the Courthouse.