Korean War - Terre Haute, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 27.942 W 087° 24.861
16S E 464357 N 4368539
Quick Description: A very impressive memorial
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 12/23/2014 9:24:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMN454
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 8

Long Description:

County of memorial: Vigo County
location of memorial: 3rd St. & Ohio St., courthouse lawn, Terre Haute
Artist: Bill Wolfe, sculptor
Memorial dedicated: 2001

Proper description: This memorial is in two parts. The first is a monolith column for the Korean War Veterans wo died from Vigo county
The seconed part is a statue on a column of Charles Abrell a MOH recipient from Terre haute

Memorial text:
(obverse):

KOREAN WAR
Killed In Action
From Vgo County
(reverse): Charles G. Abrell • Herbert D. Akers • William Bellinger • Joseph A. Bray • Norwood C. Cooper • John H. Cowger • William Cunningham • Charles E. Drake • William B. Everson • Gilbert L. Harmon • Jerry L. Horrall • Cecil E. Johnson • Raymond Lingston • Robert L. Orman • Taylor O. Pierson • Thomas E. Reed • Johnnie E. Reynolds • Jack A. Shorter • Myron D. Smith • Jerome Stephens • Charles E. Williams • William Wittenmyer • Robert E. Van Hook

Text on Statue Base:

CPL CHARLES G. ABRELL
USMC
MEDAL OF HONOR
JUNE 10, 1951
KOREA.


Grave site: Charles Abrells
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a fire team leader in Company E, in action against enemy aggressor forces.

While advancing with his platoon in an attack against well-concealed and heavily fortified enemy hill positions, Cpl. Abrell voluntarily rushed forward through the assaulting squad which was pinned down by a hail of intense and accurate automatic-weapons fire from a hostile bunker situated on commanding ground. Although previously wounded by enemy hand grenade fragments, he proceeded to carry out a bold, single-handed attack against the bunker, exhorting his comrades to follow him.

Sustaining two additional wounds as he stormed toward the emplacement, he resolutely pulled the pin from a grenade clutched in his hand and hurled himself bodily into the bunker with the live missile still in his grasp. Fatally wounded in the resulting explosion which killed the entire enemy gun crew within the stronghold, Cpl. Abrell, by his valiant spirit of self-sacrifice in the face of certain death, served to inspire all his comrades and contributed directly to the success of his platoon in attaining its objective.

His superb courage and heroic initiative sustain and enhance the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country." - USMC


Herber D. Akers "Herbert D Akers from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 16314622. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private First Class. Served with 2nd Infantry Division unit 0082. Service occupation of Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Crewman. Casualty on December 01, 1950. This occurred in or around North Korea. Circumstances of death attributed to .. "Captured". ~ HonorStates.org


William Bellinger from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 15081767. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Sergeant. Served with 1st Cavalry Division Infantry unit 0005. Service occupation of Light Weapons Assault Infantryman. Casualty on February 28, 1951. This occurred in or around South Korea." ~ HonorStates.org


Joseph Albert Bray from West Terre Haute, Indiana. Service number 1139182. Enlisted in the Marine Corps. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Corporal. Served with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marines, Company C. Casualty on September 30, 1951. Circumstances of death attributed to .. "Killed in Action". Awarded, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal." ~ HonorStates.org


Norwood C Cooper from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 16333324. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private E-2. Served with 24th Infantry Division unit 0021. Service occupation of Light Vehicle Driver. Casualty on April 25, 1951. This occurred in or around South Korea. Circumstances of death attributed to .. "Captured". ~ HonorStates.org


John Harold Cowger from Terre Haute, Indiana. Service number 619868. Enlisted in the Marine Corps. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Corporal. Served with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 5th Marines, Company C. Casualty on November 28, 1950. Circumstances of death attributed to .. "Killed in Action". Awarded, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal. ~ HonorStats.org


William Cunningham from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 15276473. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private First Class. Served with 7th Infantry Division unit 0032. Service occupation of Light Weapons Infantryman. Casualty on December 02, 1950. This occurred in or around North Korea. Circumstances of death attributed to .. "MIA Missing in Action". ~ HonorStates.org


Charles E Drake from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 16336097. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private First Class. Served with 25th Infantry Division unit 0014. Service occupation of Light Weapons Infantryman. Casualty on October 11, 1951. This occurred in or around North Korea. Circumstances of death attributed to .. "Seriously wounded in action by missile". ~ HonorStates.org


William B Everson from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 35971991. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Corporal. Served with 1st Cavalry Division Infantry unit 0005. Service occupation of Light Weapons Infantryman. Casualty on February 11, 1951. This occurred in or around South Korea. ~ HonorStates.org


Gilbert Larry Harmon from Terre Haute, Indiana. Service number 1123570. Enlisted in the Marine Corps. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private First Class. Served with 1st Marine Division, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, Company I. Casualty on July 26, 1953. Circumstances of death attributed to .. "Missing in Action and Presumed Dead". Awarded, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal. ~ HonorStates.org


Cecil E Johnson from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 16396877. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private E-2. Served with 45th Infantry Division unit 0180. Service occupation of Light Weapons NCO or Heavy Weapons Infantry Leader. Casualty on February 24, 1953. This occurred in or around North Korea. Circumstances of death attributed to .. "Seriously wounded in action by missile".


Jerry L. Horrall - sorry no information found


Raymond Lingston - sorry no information found


Robert L Orman from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 16314736. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private E-2. Served with 2nd Infantry Division unit 0009. Service occupation of Light Weapons Infantryman. Casualty on August 12, 1950. This occurred in or around South Korea. Circumstances of death attributed to .. "MIA Missing in Action".


Taylor O Pierson from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 16314717. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private E-2. Served with 2nd Infantry Division unit 0023. Service occupation of Light Weapons Infantryman. Casualty on September 08, 1950. This occurred in or around South Korea.


Thomas Edward Reed from Terre Haute, Indiana. Service number 1218205. Enlisted in the Marine Corps. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private First Class. Served with 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, a forward observer team from Battery F. Casualty on July 07, 1952. Circumstances of death attributed to .. "Killed in Action". Awarded, Purple Heart, Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal.


Johnnie E. Reynolds - sorry no information found


Jack A Shorter from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 16412617. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private E-2. Served with 40th Infantry Division unit 0223. Service occupation of Light Weapons Assault Crewman. Casualty on November 06, 1952. This occurred in or around North Korea.


Myron D Smith from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 2202600. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Second Lieutenant. Served with 25th Infantry Division unit 0024. Service occupation of Field Communications Chief. Casualty on August 10, 1950. This occurred in or around South Korea.


Jerome Stephens from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 16310490. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private First Class. Served with 1st Cavalry Division Infantry unit 0007. Service occupation of Light Weapons Infantryman. Casualty on September 10, 1950. This occurred in or around South Korea. Circumstances of death attributed to .. "Seriously wounded in action by missile".


Charles E Williams from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 16331975. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private First Class. Served with Infantry Regiment unit 0005. Service occupation of Light Weapons Infantryman. Casualty on April 04, 1951. This occurred in or around North Korea.


William Wittenmyer from Vigo county, Indiana. Service number 55232333. Enlisted in the Army. Served during the Korean War. Rank of Private First Class. Served with 7th Infantry Division unit 0017. Service occupation of Light Weapons Infantryman. Casualty on October 18, 1952. This occurred in or around North Korea. Circumstances of death attributed to .. "Seriously wounded in action by missile".


Robert E. Van Hook - sorry no information found

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