Korean War Memorial - Scott County Veterans Memorial Fountain - Benton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 05.782 W 089° 33.796
16S E 272197 N 4108637
Quick Description: Originally built as a World War memorial and fountain. Plaques for the 52 who lost their lives in WWI were added in 1940. Then plaques for Korea and Vietnam added later.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/12/2019 7:22:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM11RRK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of Memorial: Scott County
Location of Memorial: 131 S. Winchester St. (US 61), courthouse lawn, Benton
A concept for the memorial was recently developed by the committee created to head the project. The design will use the existing concrete structure and fountain, but add more plaques and update plumbing and lighting to the area.

Last month the Scott County Commission announced it wanted to pursue updating the memorial on the courthouse lawn. It was unveiled in 1940 with the names of veterans from the county who died in World War I.

Since then, the memorial has fallen into disrepair. Now the commission wants to update it with the names of veterans from Scott County killed in all American wars since World War I and repair the monument.

SCOTT COUNTY RESIDENTS
Who Lost Their Lives in
The Korean War
. . . . . . .
Dave Allen, Jr.
Gerald Lester Beggs
Charles H. Dunlap
Narciso G. Guzman
Robert Hanna
Welton B. King
Gaylon L. McClaine
Clay Alexander Mitchell, Jr.
George L. Modglin
William A. newton
Dwight Richardson
Judith R. Statler
Donald R. Sturm
Harold W. Venson

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Common sense and good manners, memorial located on the courthouse lawn.


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Zero


Type of memorial: Monument

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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