NJ Korean War Memorial Committee
The Korean Veterans Memorial Committee was established by Governor Christine Todd Whitman and the Legislature on July 22, 1996, to create a "fitting acknowledgment of the valor displayed by our military personnel who served in Korea." The committee is responsible for selecting a site; developing and administering a competition for the design of the memorial; and raising the funds to build it.
The committee consists of 15 members: two each from the Senate and Assembly; eight members from recognized veterans groups; one public member; and two ex officio members, the Secretary of State and the Adjutant General of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
The committee was formed because it was felt that New Jersey veterans of the Korean War "had not received the recognition they deserved and that it was proper that the citizens of the state pay tribute to the sacrifices that were made by the men and women of this state who served in Korea and to commemorate the courage they displayed."
THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
Major General Paul J. Glazar, The Adjutant General
Colonel (Ret) Michael L. Warner, Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs
THE NEW JERSEY KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
E. Larry St. Laurent, Chairman
Deforrest B. Soaries, Secretary of State, Ex Officio
Senator Garry J. Furnari, Senate, 36th District
Senator Louis Kosco, Senate, 38th District
Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez, Assembly, 5th District
Assemblyman Kenneth C LeFevre, Assembly Majority Whip, 2nd District
Cris M. Boutilette
Brig Gen Frank B. Holman
Patrick T. McGahn, Jr. (Deceased)
Richard E. Squires
Robert H. Yancey, Sr.
LIAISONS TO THE COMMITTEE
New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
COL Stephen G Abel (USA, Ret)
James L Brey
LTC Wayne R Hunt, Sr.
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
City of Atlantic City
Jay T. Fiedler
MEMORIAL DESIGN BY
J. Tom Carrillo and Thomas Jay Warren
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN BY
DHM Design Corporation
J. Tom Carrillo with Sarah Maloney:
The Memory Group, The Sentry, The Urn and Flame
Thomas Jay Warren:
The Mourning Soldier, The Wounded Soldier, The Medal of Honor Relief
Robert Pinsky, Thirty-Ninth Poet Laureate of the United States
SPECIAL THANKS TO
COL Kathleen A. Morrissey, Former Liaison
Diane T. Donahue, Executive Secretary