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Laurens in Laurens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Korean Conflict

The Forgotten War

 

—June 26, 1950 - July 27, 1953 —

 
Korean Conflict Marker - Detail Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
1. Korean Conflict Marker - Detail
Inscription.
To cherish
liberty one
need only
remember how it
was earned.
Laurens County shall
never forget their
own who have served
their country
in war and peace.

 
Erected 1991 by Laurens County Citizens and Veterans Organizations.
 
Location. 34° 29.933′ N, 82° 0.852′ W. Marker is in Laurens, South Carolina, in Laurens County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 76), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in the southeast corner of the court house square, near the intersection of Laurel and East Main Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Laurens SC 29360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laurens County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Laurens County World Wars I & II Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Watts Mills' World War II Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurens County / Laurens Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker);
Korean Conflict Marker - Front Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
2. Korean Conflict Marker - Front
The seals on the left are, from top to bottom: United States Army, United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard.
Masonic Lodge #19 / Samuel Saxon (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurens County Veterans Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Legion Post 25 Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); A.I. (Gus) Mason Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Watts-Todd-Dunklin House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Laurens.
 
Also see . . .
1. Korean War. The Korean War refers to a period of military conflict between North Korean and South Korean regimes, with major hostilities lasting from June 25, 1950 until the armistice signed on July 27, 1953. (Submitted on October 4, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. The Korean War. Information compiled by Ed Evanhoe, Life Member: Special Forces and Special Operations Associations. (Submitted on October 4, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyWar, Korean
 
Map of Korea on Reverse Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
3. Map of Korea on Reverse
Korean Conflict Marker - Reverse Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
4. Korean Conflict Marker - Reverse
The medals on the right are, from top to bottom: Korean Service Medal, Nstional Defense Medal, United Nations Medal for Service in Korea (Standard Issue).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 927 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on , by David Emerson Burns of Powder Springs, Ga.. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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