Korean War - Carbondale, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 43.630 W 089° 12.933
16S E 304749 N 4177854
Quick Description: The story of Korea, part of a larger memorial.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2008 5:19:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM4XAD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 13

Long Description:

Memorial Erected by: VFW Teeter-Carter-Watson Post #2605; Carbondale Main Street; Carbondale Lions, Rotary, & Kiwanis; Woodmen of the World; Walker Funeral Home; Tablescapes 2004.
Date Memorial Dedicated: May 30, 2005.
County of Memorial: Jackson County.
Location of Memorial: Main St., Central Plaza, Carbondale.

Plaque Text:


On June 25, 1950 North Korean armed forces invaded South Korea. To contain Communist aggression, President Harry Truman ordered American forces to defend South Korea. The UN called on all member nations to help repel the invaders. Fifteen responded, but the US provided most of the troops for the UN Command. UN forces stopped the invasion at the Pusan Perimeter and launched a counterattack and amphibious landing at Inchon. They pushed deep into North Korea halting at the Yalu River, the border with Communist China. Major units of the Chinese Army crossed the Yalu and entered the war. They drove UN forces back to the 38th Parallel where the war stabilized. Armistice was signed on July 27, 1953.
US losses: 33,629 KIA, 7,140 POW, and 8,200 MIA.

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Type of memorial: Memorial Wall

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