Case Studies

National Korean War Memorial

Project Team

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Louis Nelson Associates

General Contractor:

Faith Construction, Inc. and R.J. Crowley Inc.


Frank C. Gaylord, II

Thirty years after the American men and women of the Korean War came home, Congress at last recognized their sacrifice and record of selfless services by authorizing a new Korean War Veterans Memorial.

The Academy Black® granite wall etched with a symbolic mural, stands 165 feet long and ranging in height from eleven to 4 1/2 feet as the terrain rises.

Featured on the granite wall is a sandblasted mural which incorporates more than twenty four thousand faces computer-copied from anonymous photographs at the National Archives. Bands of Polished granite across the memorial’s ground suggest the tilled terrain in parts of Korea.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial honors those Americans who served our country under trying of circumstances, and those who gave their lives for the cause of freedom.

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