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,
firstname.lastname@example.org or Don G
Putnam Capt USAF KW VET, 704 496 4709,