Korea and Vietnam War Memorial, Roanoke Rapids
The Korean and Vietnam War memorial consists of two black granite panels on a double base. The lower base is gray granite and the upper base is black granite. The left panel has KOREA in white letters across the top with a Korean War campaign tab beneath. In the center are images of a Battlefield Cross comprised of Korean War era rifle, helmet and boots. To the left of the cross is Korean War era tank and to the right a Lockheed Starfire Jet. In the lower left corner is a POW/MIA logo.
The right panel has Vietnam in white letters across the top with a Vietnam War campaign tab beneath. In the center are images of a Battlefield Cross comprised of Vietnam War era rifle, helmet and boots. To the left and right of the cross are images of Bell UH-1 Huey Helicopters. In the lower right corner is a POW/MIA logo.
Left Panel: KOREA
Right Panel: VIETNAM
Base: DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED
City of Roanoke Rapids
36.461030 , -77.655030 View in Geobrowse
“Korea/Vietnam,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed February 20, 2022) Link
Black and gray granite
The memorial is located in the Roanoke Rapids Veterans Park on Roanoke Avenue near the intersection with West 7th Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
The city block with the park is mostly a paved parking lot. The park occupies a narrow strip along Roanoke Avenue. Two large trees and shrubbery decorate the plot. . The "Lest We Forget" Veterans memorial, an Afghanistan/Iraq/War on Terror memorial and another small Veterans Memorial most likely relocated from another site occupy the park. A walkway intersects the park, connecting all the memorials.