Source: Korean War Memorial, Henderson
Vance County Korean War Memorial, Henderson
The memorial is a small granite slab that lists the names of the men from Vance County who 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 /
September 30, 2003
36.328320 , -78.400880 View in Geobrowse
"Vance County Korean War Memorial" by Lesley Looper, courtesy of Flickr.com, (accessed January 21, 2019) Link
Borden, Sidney, Steven Chickos, and Daniel Jourdan. "The Korean War: North Carolina's Commemoration of the 'Forgotten War'," uploaded February 4, 2014, YouTube, (accessed February 4, 2014) Link
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 - the Vance County WWII and Vance County Vietnam War memorials. The Vance County Confederate Monument stands down an adjacent street, in front of the Courthouse.
The memorial is surrounded by evergreen trees and shrubs.