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  • Monument Name

    Vance County Korean War Memorial, Henderson

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Henderson

  • County

    Vance

  • Description

    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.

  • Inscription

    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 / 2003

  • Dedication Date

    September 30, 2003

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.328320 , -78.400880 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "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

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    This monument was erected by Post 60 of the American Legion.

  • Monument Cost

    $2,500

  • Location

    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.

  • Landscape

    The memorial is surrounded by evergreen trees and shrubs.

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