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)

KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL
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)

THEIR SACRIFICE - OUR FREEDOM
KOREAN WAR

PFC James D. Bell
1922-1951
17th Infantry Regiment
TNK CO
7th Infantry Division
United States Army
Killed In Action

SFC William Wayne Hamilton
1932-1952
38th Infantry Regiment
G Co 2 Bn
2nd Infantry Division
United States Army
Killed In Action

MSG Charles Carroll Twigg
1922-1951
5th Cavalry Regiment
L Co 3 Bn
1st Cavalry Division
United States Army
Killed In Action

PFC Alfred Earl Warmouth
1932-1950
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


Entrance fees (if it applies):
none


Type of memorial: Monument

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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