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The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing

for Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties

 
 
The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
1. The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing Marker
Inscription. Major U.S. Combat Unit Casualties in Korea
The units listed below account for 96% of the Americans killed by hostile actions in Korea. Wounded in action include only those actually hospitalized
2nd Infantry Division 7,094KIA 16,575WIA
1st Marine Division 4,004KIA 25,864WIA
7th Infantry Division 3,905KIA 10,858WIA
1st Cavalry Division 3,811KIA 12,086WIA
24th Infantry Division 3,735KIA 7,395WIA
25th Infantry Division 3,048KIA 10,186WIA
3rd Infantry Division 2,160KIA 7,939WIA
Far East Air Force 5th Air Force 1,200KIA 368WIA
5th Regimental Combat Team 867KIA 3,188WIA
45th Infantry Division 834KIA 3,170WIA
Naval Forces Far East 7th Fleet 458KIA 1,576WIA
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team 442KIA 1,656WIA
40th Infantry Division 376KIA 1,457WIA
1st Marine Aircraft Wing 258KIA 174WIA

29th RCT was attached to the 24th ID and later assigned to the 27th and 35th Inf Regts of the 25th ID. It lost 313 men KIA on July 25-26, 1950, alone. Figures are included above.

In addition to the units listed, 1,432 Army personnel assigned to outfits independent of the divisions and RCTs were also KIA.

Source: Battle Casualties of the Army, 30 September 1954 (Office Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, Dept. of the Army) and other sources.

Dedicated
The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
2. The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing
Looking east.
June 22, 2002
Re-dedication October 7, 2006

The memorial lists major events of the war as well as those from SE Pennsylvania who gave their lives in defense of the Republic of Korea.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 39° 56.695′ N, 75° 8.605′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 38th Parallel Plaza and Dock Street, on the left when traveling south on 38th Parallel Plaza. Click for map. Memorial is in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); “A Man Full of Trouble” Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (about 400 feet away); Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803) (about 400 feet away); Fraunces Tavern (about 600 feet away); Cruiser Olympia - Submarine Becuna (about 800 feet away); Society Hill / The New Market and Head House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Korean
 
The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Carolyn Martienssen, December 30, 2014
3. The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing Marker
The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
4. The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing
Looking west.
The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
5. The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing
Major U.S. Combat Unit Casualties in Korea Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
6. Major U.S. Combat Unit Casualties in Korea
Philadelphia Area Korean War Roll of Honored Dead Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
7. Philadelphia Area Korean War Roll of Honored Dead
Laser Engraved Photos on the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
8. Laser Engraved Photos on the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial
Laser Engraved Photos on the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
9. Laser Engraved Photos on the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial
Korean War Phases One and Two Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
10. Korean War Phases One and Two
Korean War Phases Three and Four Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
11. Korean War Phases Three and Four
Korean War Medals and Awards Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
12. Korean War Medals and Awards
The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
13. The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing Marker
Looking west.
President Kim Dae-jung's 50th Anniversary Proclamation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
14. President Kim Dae-jung's 50th Anniversary Proclamation Marker
Korean War Veterans Association Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
15. Korean War Veterans Association Marker
First Marine Division Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
16. First Marine Division Marker
Dedicated to those men of the First Marine Division, FMF, who gave their lives in the service of their country - World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Southwest Asia.
Korean War Nurses Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
17. Korean War Nurses Marker
Between 541 and 1502 nurses served in the Korean War. The Nurses Corps was involved in many combat situations during which they exhibited an undaunted spirit of dedication and bravery to our troops while assisting in the MASH units. Their bravery and courage under fire was unlimited. The nurses were the recipients of 9 Legions of Merit, 120 Bronze Stars and 173 Commendation ribbons. On behalf of a grateful nation, we thank them for their sacrifices. May God bless those who served and those who serve our armed forces.
The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial Dedication Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
18. The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial Dedication
The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial Rededication Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
19. The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial Rededication Marker
The Final Farewell, 2007 - Artist, Lorann Jacobs Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, May 12, 2009
20. The Final Farewell, 2007 - Artist, Lorann Jacobs
The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, May 12, 2009
21. The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing
The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Carolyn Martienssen, December 30, 2014
22. The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing Marker
 
 
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