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North Carolina


Fayetteville - Freedom Memorial Park

A special ceremony was held in "Freedom Memorial Park", Fayetteville, North Carolina at 3: PM July 27, 2003, fifty years after the armistice was signed. The monument is 7 foot-high, 12 food wide black and gray granite .Engraved on the top of the memorial is the simple phase. "The Forgotten War" and at the base reads "Freedom is not free". It shows all the major units from that war and list the casualties.


The Memorial


The memorial w/ chairman of the Korean War Memorial.


82nd Airborne band from Ft. Bragg, NC


POW’s from the Korean War and the Korean Association


Invocation by the Korean pastor


 


 


 

Photos courtesy CSM R Tom Twomey

Mint Hill Korean War Memorial

Construction on the North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial is now underway in Mint Hill Park on land donated by the town.  The location is at the intersection of North Carolina Highway 218 and Interstate 485.  The memorial has been in the planning stages for five years.  It is the only one in North Carolina specifically dedicated to the Korean War.  A five-ton granite monument carved and engraved by Lexington Blue Granite from Ellberton, Georgia was delivered to the site just before Christmas 2010.  By August of 2011, the planners were halfway to their goal of raising $510,000 to build the monument.

North Carolina lost 789 KIA and MIA in the Korean War.  The memorial will also honor all Korean War veterans who served in South Korea's defense.  Chapter 265 of the North Carolina Korean War Veterans Association is spearheading the drive to build it.  The architect is Vietnam veteran and Silver Star recipient Kent Goolsby.

Contact information: Billy J. Reid Colonel USAF (Ret), 704-392-4981, billr@jacksonpark.or or Don G Putnam Capt USAF KW VET, 704 496 4709, donput@juno.com.

 

 

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