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Welcome to the Rockingham County Korean War Era Veterans Project!
The Rockingham County Korean War-Era Veterans Project recognizes the service and sacrifice of Rockingham County, N.C. veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces between June 25, 1950 and July 27, 1953. An attempt has been made to locate all county veterans who served during the Korean War era, regardless of combat experience (some veterans declined to participate in this project). This project is also an attempt to recognize veterans of a brutal conflict that has not received as much attention as World War I & II, the Vietnam War, or the more recent wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Oral History Recordings
Select names below to listen to interviews. All interview files are .wav format and are compatible with PC and Mac computers.
ALEX BENNETT - Stokesdale, NC
U.S. Army, service from March 1952 - March 1955
BILL BROWN - Reidsville, NC
U.S. Army, service from 1953 to 1954
FRED BURTON - Reidsville, NC
U.S. Army, service from 1951 to late 1952
JIM CLARK - Stoneville, NC
U.S. Marine Corps, service from May 1953 to 1965
TALMADGE CURRY - Reidsville, NC
U.S. Army, service from January 1951 to December 1952
CURTIS FRETWELL - Reidsville, NC
U.S. Army, service from March 1951 to February 1954
MERTON GRIFFITH - Eden, NC
Service from April 1945 to 1946 (U.S. Navy) and from November 1948 to mid-1952 (U.S. Army)
BILL HICKS - Eden, NC
U.S. Army, service from 1951 - late 1953
WILLIE KNIGHT - Stokesdale, NC
U.S. Army, service from December 1952 to November 1954
ED McCOLLUM - Reidsville, NC
U.S. Navy, service from March 1951 to March 1955
THOMAS ROBINSON - Eden, NC
U.S. Navy, service from early 1950 to 1954
BILLY ROSS - Reidsville, NC
U.S. Army, service from February 1953 to February 1956