The State of Georgia Salutes - Rest Area 19, I-475 N/B, Bibb Co., GA
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N 32° 52.029 W 083° 45.220
17S E 242338 N 3639921
Quick Description: Plaque mounted on the wall of the facilities at Rest Area 19, I-475 north bound near Macon, GA. The plaque honors the more than 1,700,000 men and women of Georgia that served their country.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/17/2010 6:34:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM8VP1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Plaque mounted on the wall of the facilities at Rest Area 19, I-475 north bound near Macon, GA.

This plaque is dedicated to the more than 1,700,000 men and women of Georgia who severed in WW I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the Cold War. It lists how many men and women from Georgia served in each of the wars, the number, Killed in action (KIA), wounded in action (WIA), taken prisoner (POW) and missing in action (MIA). In also provide additional information on POWs and MIAs in these wars and in the American Revolution and Civil Wars. This plaque is a great educational resource.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
American Revolution, War Between the States, WW I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the Cold War.


In Honor Of: Georgians who severed in WW I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the Cold War.

Marker Text:
The State of Georgia Salutes.

The 77,000 Georgians who severed in World War I; the 1.937 KIA; 3,319 WIA; 67 Ex-POWs and 54 MIA.
The 324,373 Georgians who severed in World War II; the 6,781 KIA; 11,650 WIA; 652 Ex-POWs and 364 MIA.
The 75,000 Georgians who severed in the Korean War; the 740 KIA; 1,1040 WIA; 97 Ex-POWs and 174 MIA.
The 228,000 Georgians who severed in the Vietnam War; the 1,584 KIA; 8,534 WIA; 21 Ex-POWs and 38 MIA and 13 Remains ID
The 28,000 Georgians who severed in the Persian Gulf; the 13 KIA; 14 WIA; 2 Ex-POWs and 0 MIA.
The 1,000,000+ Cold War veterans and the 660,900 (7/1/99) veterans living in Georgia.

POWs/MIAs in History
WAR Years POW Died in Captivity Unaccounted for / MIA
Revolutionary 1775-83 20,000 8,500 Unknown

War between the States 1861 194,000 (Union) 30,218 6,750
214,000 (Confederate) 25,976 (Combined)

WWI 1917-18 4,120 147 3,350

WWII 1941-45 93,941 (Europe) 1,121 78,773
27,465 (Pacific) 11,107 (Combined)

Korean 1950-53 7,140 2,701 8,177

Vietnam 1961-75 766 114 2,583 (1,970 6/1/01)

Persian Gulf 1990-91 23 0 0


Date of dedication: unknown

Who Put it Here?: Unknown

Description of Memorial:
Plaque mounted on a wall at the west entrance to the building.


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