Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial, Taylorsville
The memorial to those who died in Korea and Vietnam is a tablestone style marker with a flat top on a single base with a concrete foundation. Above the inscription on the front appear incised coats of arms for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The primary inscription lists those who died in Korea and Vietnam. A secondary inscription near the marker bottom is to the memory of World War One and World War Two dead. The inscriptions are each framed by a close pair of incised lines with the area inside a lighter color.
Upper: IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES SO THAT WE MAY LIVE / KOREAN / BROWN, CLIFFORD / FOX, J.D. / MATLOCK, GLEN J. / WIKE, CARLIE A. / WIKE, JAMES W. / VIETNAM / AUTON, BOBBY M. / DANIELS, LUNAS J. / DANIELS, ROBERT / DEAL, TERRY / HAYES, ROBERT B. / JOLLY, ROBERT G. / KERLEY, STEVE JR. / MEADOWS, EUGENE T.
Lower: ALSO IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN OF / ALEXANDER COUNTY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN W.W. I AND W.W. II
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“Korean and Vietnam Memorial,” NCGenWeb Project, http://ncgenweb.us, (accessed November 10, 2016) Link
The memorial is located on the lawn of the Alexander County Courthouse, 29 W. Main Avenue in Taylorsville, NC. The marker stands at the intersection of S. Center Street and Main Avenue Drive, to the left when facing the courthouse main entrance. Nearby stand the World War I and World War II marker, and the Veterans Memorial Bell Tower. Across the courthouse lawn to the right are the Alexander County Confederate Monument and Civil War cannon and the Alexander County Confederate Dead memorial.
The memorial marker stands on the front lawn at a street corner.