Documenting the American South

Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina
Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina
Commemorative Landscapes banner
  • Monument Name

    Corpsmen Memorial, Jacksonville

  • Type


  • Subjects

    Proposed/Incomplete Monuments

  • Creator

    Abbe Godwin, Sculptor

  • City


  • County


  • Description

    The proposed monument depicts the figures of two Marines: an injured marine, struggling and in agony, is shielded from further harm by a Corpsman. When built, the memorial will commemorate the courageous service of all corpsmen who have served the Marines from the past into the future. The finished memorial will be constructed from bronze.

  • Custodian

    Lejeune Memorial Gardens

  • Dedication Date

    The effort to raise funds and design the memorial began in 2008.

  • Decade


  • Supporting Sources

      Cpl. Wright. G. "Fundraising continues for planned Corpsmen Memorial," The Globe, Landmark Military Newspapers of North Carolina, Jacksonville, NC., (accessed December 28, 2013) Link

      Lance Cpl. Wright, Jonathan G. "Corpsmen Memorial to be in Lejeune Memorial Gardens," "Marines," The official website of the United States Marine Corps, September 22, 2010, (accessed January 15, 2014) Link "Corpsmen Memorial," Forum post, (accessed December 28, 2013) Link

      NC Corpsmen Memorial, Inc. "Introduction,", (accessed December 28, 2013) Link

      The Globe, Sgt. Bryan Peterson. "Country concert to boost support: Corpsmen Memorial, USO to benefit from proceeds," (accessed December 28, 2013) Link

      WNCT9, Smitha Rao. "Group Hoping to Build Memorial for Navy Corpsmen," March 16, 2011, (accessed December 28, 2013) Link

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques


  • Sponsors

    Corpsmen Memorial Committee

  • Monument Cost

    As of June 2011, $40,000 had been raised toward the cost of constructing the memorial.

  • Subject Notes

    The sculptor, North Carolina native Abbe Godwin, has been recognized nationally for her work. Other sculptures by Godwin include Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Peacekeeper statue at the Beirut Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. statue.

  • Location

    Lejeune Memorial Gardens sits within a triangular area bounded by Lejeune Boulevard, Montford Landing Road, and Highway 17.

  • Landscape

    The 9/11 World Trade Center Beam Memorial and the Beirut Memorial are located nearby the expected site in the Gardens.

Icon for reporting missing/incorrect information Know anything else about this monument that isn't mentioned here? If you have additional information on this or any other monument in our collection fill out the form at the Contact Us link in the footer. Thank you.