ONLY unit of the Kentucky National Guard to actually serve in Korea - Glasgow, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 36° 59.730 W 085° 54.733
16S E 596793 N 4094926
Quick Description: One of two memorial plaques mounted on the courthouse behind the Civil War memorial.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2010 5:37:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM8DTX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
623rd Field Artillery Battalion
Reorganized from the 106th A A Automatic Weapons BN and redesignated as the 623d F A Battalion. federally recognized January 29, 1947 with headquarters at Glasgow re-entered federal service January 23, 1951 at Glasgow. The only unit of the Kentucky National Guard to actually serve in Korea during the Korean War. Arriving there in December 1951 and taking part in the following campaings.
Second Korean Winter
Korea Summer-Fall 1952
Third Korean Winter
Korea Summer 1953
Awarded the Navy Unit Commendation and the Korean Presidential unit citation.
A list of unit members names is given.
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A link to Korean era unit members (http://www.koreanwar.org/html/units/623fab.htm)
Type of documentation of superlative status: plaque

Location of coordinates: plaque

Web Site: Not listed

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