Kino Korean War Memorial - Tucson, AZ
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N 32° 10.712 W 110° 55.889
12S E 506459 N 3560227
Quick Description: "Easy" Company 13th Infantry Battalion - United States Marine Corps Reserve Memorial Dedicated to the Twelve "Easy" Company Marines Killed in Action 1 June 2002 Kino Korean War Memorial 2805 E. Ajo Way
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2009 7:38:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM7RYV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
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Long Description:
"Our nation has a proud military history of men and women of different backgrounds, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in life. This memorial represents our deepest gratitude to all who have served so bravely and courageously in the name of freedom around the world.

This Kino Veterans Memorial was solemnly dedicated on the morning of June 2, 2002 in honor of 12 local soldiers, who answering the call to service sacrificed their lives so other may life free.
We never forget these fallen soldiers or the thousands of others who also have paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep peace.

The Easy Company Marines left Tucson on July 31, 1950. A good chunk of them shipped directly to Japan, where they were spread among a number of Marine companies and sent into battle, many of them taking part in the amphibious landing at Inchon on Sept. 15.

By the end of September, Seoul had been recaptured by United Nations' forces and four E Company Marines had been killed - Pfc. Corbett B. Robertson, Pfc. Emilio A. Ramirez, Pfc. Raymond C. Hubbard and Sgt. Jesus R. Carrasco. By the time an armistice was signed on July 27, 1953, Pima County would lose 82 of its young men, including the 12 E Company Marines.

The Korean Memorial is located at the corner of Ajo Way and Forgeus Street.

The black-and-white tiles depicting the faces of the men were designed by Tucson artist Steve Farley.

Sgt Raul B. Babasa
Sgt Jesus R. Carrasco
PFC Raymond C. Hubbard
PFC Alphonso E. Lopez
Sgt Johnson McAfee, Jr.
PFC Manuel H. Moreno
PFC Richard L. Nickles
PFC Emilio A. Ramirez
PFC Corbett B. Robertson
PFC Malcolm J. Schaeffer
PFC Antonio Y. Urbalejo
PFC Joe M. Valenzuela
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Type of memorial: Monument

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