conference examines the impact of the Korean War on Horry County | myrtle beach

CONWAY — The impact of the Korean War on Horry County will be the subject of a lecture at 1 p.m. July 9 at the McCown Auditorium.

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation will present the talk by Nicholas Gallagher and Brogan Will.

Both Gallagher and Will were Prince Fellows during the 2021-2022 academic year at Coastal Carolina University and conducted extensive research on Horry County during the Korean War.

Gallagher is a history major at CCU and will graduate in December. He is a researcher in South Carolina and a member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society. Her research project examines the collective memory, as well as the impacts, of the Korean War on Horry County.

Will recently graduated with a BA in History from CCU and is currently enrolled as a graduate student at CCU in the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Will’s research project examines the life, death and repatriation of Master Sergeant Ernest Grainger, a soldier who was missing in action in Korea until his remains were returned in 2012.

The auditorium is located at 805 Main Street, Conway. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email [email protected]

For a full list of programs, visit the museum’s website at

Angela C. Hale