The "What's in a Name?" Project

The War Memorial of Korea in Seoul has a gallery outside the museum’s main building that lists the names of over 38,000 men who, as part of the UN coalition forces sent to Korea from 1950-1953, fought and died to help save South Korea. The names are listed by country, and for those from the United States, they are also listed by home state. 

Knowing that many families will never get the opportunity to visit Korea, we are happy to take a picture of your loved one's name and post it on our website so you can download it.  

If you would like us to take a picture for you, please email us at ned@nedforney with the following information: 

  • Full name of fallen serviceman 
  • Home country
  • Home state of record (US servicemen only)
  • Your name and email address (Just in case we have further questions)
  • A picture and sentence or two about the serviceman for us to share with our readers. 

We will be posting pictures on our website around the end of every month. We'll also put notifications of recent postings on our Facebook page  and in our bi-monthly newsletter.

The lighting in the gallery isn't always ideal, and we're definitely not professional photographers, but we'll do our best. We are posting a few pictures below so you can get an idea of what they'll look like. Click on any picture for a larger image. 

We are happy to be able to honor the memories of all those who gave their lives "for a country they never knew and a people they never met." Thank you for your interest, and you can email us if you have any questions. 

*All photos below are courtesy of Ned Forney.