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West Virginia

South Charleston, WV

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This memorial is faced with 248 engraved bricks identifying local veterans who died during the Korean War. These include their names, rank, date of death and cause of death. They are grouped alphabetically by the county they came from. One of these was one of WV's four Medal of Honor heroes from the Korean War. There a small bronze plaque for him under the arch. There is also a small bronze plaque dedicated to Army nurse Col Ruby Bradley, who was known to be the most decorated Army female at the time she retired.

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Memorial designed and photographed by P. Joseph Mullins

West Virginia Veterans Memorial

The West Virginia Veterans Memorial is a two-story oval shaped monument honoring more than 10,000 West Virginians who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending the nation in twentieth century conflicts. Composed of four limestone monoliths surrounded by a reflecting pool, the interior walls are faced in polished black granite etched with the names of these men and women. The Memorial was designed by P. Joseph Mullins, who also sculpted the four figures representing the four major twentieth century conflicts and the four major branches of military service.

Begun as a privately funded undertaking, the Veterans Memorial Commission spearheaded these efforts as it undertook compiling the names to be honored on the Memorial. After the official groundbreaking ceremony on June 22, 1990, the foundation was completed the year after and the monolith cores in 1992. Work was performed under direction of ZMM, Inc. architects and G & G Builders. The 1994 legislature provided for lottery revenues to supplement fund-raising efforts, moving the project to a more rapid completion. With installation of the final sculpture in 1999, the cost of the Memorial and data on the inscribed names approached four million dollars. The project continues through the work of the Veterans Memorial Archives, which compiles additional background information on each veteran honored on the Memorial, to be placed in a database and accessible to the public through the West Virginia State Archives.

Click this link to go to the official Website

Korean War - Those Enshrined on the Memorial (Killed or Missing in Action)

Korean War - West Virginia's Medal of Honor Recipients


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