Johnston County War Dead, Smithfield
The memorial is a thin horizontal granite slab with a lectern shaped top standing on a single base. Two deep incisions divide the slab into three sections. The primary inscription appears on the lectern top while the lists of those who died grace the front. The memorial lists Johnston County war dead beginning with World War Two.
Images: Johnston County War Dead memorial and WWII and Korean War Dead flagpole | View of memorials in front of the Johnston County Courthouse
Top: JOHNSTONIANS WHO PAID THE SUPREME / PRICE FOR OUT FREEDOM
Front, left section: KOREA [List of 13 names]
[List of 8 names from Iraq and Afghanistan]
Front, center section: WORLD WAR II / [Three columns listing 147 names]
Front, right section: VIETNAM / [List of 35 names]
May 23, 2010
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“Johnston County Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony - Dad Accepting Jamie's Plaque,” youtube.com, (accessed November 15, 2016) Link
Johnston County Veterans Organizations
The memorial is located on the Market Street side of the Johnston County courthouse, 207 E. Johnston Street, Smithfield, NC. It stands directly in front of the entrance. The courthouse grounds also hold a World War One Doughboy statue, Veterans Memorial, a plaque commemorating General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, a memorial flagpole to World War Two and Korean War dead, and World War One Memorial Drinking Fountain.
The memorial stands on a paved walkway leading to the main entrance of the courthouse building.