Korean War Memorial - Kiwanis Memorial Park, Paris, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member switzr1
N 39° 38.263 W 087° 41.603
16S E 440500 N 4387778
Quick Description: Memorial to Edgar County natives whose lives were lost in the Korean War
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2016 4:22:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMRN5F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 1

Long Description:
Located at the Kiwanis Memorial Park in Paris, Illinois, on the north edge of town, just north of the lake. The Park and the monuments were dedicated on May 15, 2010. Two nice, modern plaques on the wall with a reflective finish. The inscription on the memorial reads:

(Plaque One)

This memorial is dedicated to honor the spirit and sacrifice of the brave men and women of Edgar County who lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces during the War in Korea 1950-1953

(Plaque Two)


PFC James D. Bell
17th Infantry Regiment
7th Infantry Division
United States Army
Killed In Action

SFC William Wayne Hamilton
38th Infantry Regiment
G Co 2 Bn
2nd Infantry Division
United States Army
Killed In Action

MSG Charles Carroll Twigg
5th Cavalry Regiment
L Co 3 Bn
1st Cavalry Division
United States Army
Killed In Action

PFC Alfred Earl Warmouth
5th Cavalry Regiment
B Co 1 Bn
1st Cavalry Division
United States Army
Missing In Action

The park also has monuments for World War 1 & 2, Vietnam, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, where our local National Guard unit lost seven citizen-soldiers.

Information on soldiers obtained from "Korean War Project"
List if there are any visiting hours:
none - public park

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Type of memorial: Monument

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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