Corpsmen Memorial, Jacksonville
Abbe Godwin, Sculptor
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.
Lejeune Memorial Gardens
The effort to raise funds and design the memorial began in 2008.
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
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NC Corpsmen Memorial, Inc. "Introduction," nccorpsmenmemorial.net, (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
Corpsmen Memorial Committee
As of June 2011, $40,000 had been raised toward the cost of constructing the memorial.
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.
Lejeune Memorial Gardens sits within a triangular area bounded by Lejeune Boulevard, Montford Landing Road, and Highway 17.