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  • Monument Name

    Korean War Dead Memorial, Kenansville

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City


  • County


  • Description

    The Korean War Dead memorial is a thin slab of granite standing approximately eight feet tall. Incised with blackened lettering at the top is KOREAN WAR. Beneath this are two columns of names of those who died in military service during the war, with all serving in the army. Listed are their rank, date of birth and death, and their township.

  • Inscription

    KOREAN WAR / 1951 – 1953 / [Two columns of 15 names]

  • Custodian

    Duplin County

  • Dedication Date

    November 4, 2016

  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.962410 , -77.962290 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Tew, Elizabeth. “Duplin County Holds Memorial for Veterans Killed During Korean War,” WNCT, November 4, 2016, (accessed March 28, 2021) Link

      “Duplin County Historical Society,” Duplin County Historical Society, (accessed July 28, 2017) Link

      “Duplin County’s Korean War Dead, Kenansville,” The American Legion, (accessed March 25, 2021) Link

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques


  • Sponsors

    Duplin County Historical Society and Duplin County

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Harold Davis gave the address at the event. “They fought for us; they gave their lives for us,” said Davis. “What else could they give? The least we can do is pause to remember them.” After Davis’ address, family members of those listed on the monument performed the unveiling.

  • Location

    The memorial along with World War II, WWI, Vietnam, and Veterans Memorial are all located on the South Grounds of the Duplin County Courthouse in Kenansville. The courthouse address is 112 Duplin St, Kenansville, NC 28349.

  • Landscape

    The monument stands on the lawn of the Duplin County Court House.

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