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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Kern County Korean War Memorial

 
 
Kern County Korean War Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, November 26, 2009
1. Kern County Korean War Memorial Marker
Center Panel

Below the Panel are the emblyms of the United States Marine Corp, The U.S. Army and The U.S. Navy
Inscription.
[Center Panel:]
Korea
The Forgotten War

June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953

33,741 – Americans Killed in Action
2,835 – Non-Hostile Deaths
103,283 – Americans Wounded
───────────────────────

Kern County Killed in Action
[Left Column:]
Adams, Robert W. ∙ Blackmon, Thomas W. Jr. ∙
Blair, Paul L. ∙ Boese, Eldean E. ∙ Borunda, Carlos P. ∙ Bradley, Napoleon ∙ Broyles, Carrol R. ∙ Castro, Jesus B. ∙ Clark, Roosevelt ∙ Coffee, Robert G. ∙ Collins, Junior R. ∙ Collins, Scoop O. ∙ Cowden, Loyd Jr. ∙ Danel, Richard L. ∙ Diaz, Phillip R. ∙ Duck, Howard A. ∙ Faria, Joseph G. Jr. ∙ Fregeau, Arthur W. ∙ Fryling, Kyrle S. Jr. ∙ Garcia, Jose M. Jr.
[Center Column:]
Gardner, Beverly A. ∙ Gibson, Jim ∙ Gombos, Nicholas N. ∙ Granillo, Martin L. ∙ Hall, Leroy S. ∙ Harwell, Otis M. ∙ Hash, Eldon E. ∙ Holland, John D. ∙ Howard, John C. ∙ Howell, Gilbert L. ∙ Humphrey, Veloy G. ∙ Kasinger, James
Left Panel Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, November 26, 2009
2. Left Panel
Below the panel are the emblym of the United States Air Force and the Dedication:
Erected Through the
Donations of Community
Friends and Family
Feb. 2006
H. ∙ Kennedy, Jack S. ∙ Killian, Clarence S. ∙ King, Loyd Jr. ∙ Klase, Richard H. ∙ Klein, Roy D. ∙ La Forge, James W. ∙ Mathis, Roy L. ∙ McCarrell, Billie J.
[Right Column:]
McCormick, Theodore E. ∙ McDonald. Kenneth ∙ McGinnis, Thomas L. ∙ Norman, Carl L. ∙ Olague, Richard N. ∙ Payne, Eddie L. ∙ Potter, Calvin R. ∙ Roberts, Aubri ∙ Roberts, Raymond L. ∙ Snelling, Nolan H. ∙ Spradley, Glen L. ∙ Stanley, Pat M. Jr. ∙ Townsend, Clifford ∙ Tucker, J.D. ∙ Tulk, William A. Jr. ∙ Wands, Leroy ∙ Wedworth, Cecil ∙ Wheeler, Robert ∙ Whittaker, Edward H.

[Left Panel:]
Korean War Memorial
Dedicated to the Men and Women
Of Kern County who Served Their
Country During the Korean War

[Map of Korea]

United Nations Allies
Australia Belgium Canada Columbia Ethiopia France
Great Britain Greece Holland Luxemburg New Zealand
Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey
Medical Service
Denmark India Italy Norway Sweden

 
Erected 2006 by Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter No. 211, Kern County, Ca.
 
Location. 35° 
Right Panel Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, November 26, 2009
3. Right Panel

Freedom Is Not Free
Below the panel are the emblym of the United States Coast Guard and the Dedication:
Korean War Veterans Association
Charles N. Bikakis
Chapter No.211
Kern County, Ca.
22.411′ N, 119° 2.06′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Truxtun Avenue near Myrtle Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Memorial is located at Jastro Park just east of the tennis courts. Marker is in this post office area: Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Standard Oil Company Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kern County Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kern County Land Company Building (approx. mile away); Alphonse Weill Residence (approx. mile away); Bakersfield Californian (approx. 0.8 miles away); Colonel Thomas Baker (approx. 0.8 miles away); Livermore and Chester Store (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bank of Bakersfield (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Additional comments.
1. Memorial Benches
Memorial Benches are in Honor of:
Korean War Veterans Association VFW Post 7216, VFW Post 97, VFW Post 6742, VFW Post 1059, VFW Post 9791
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1468
PFC Jose M. Garcia, Jr. (In Memory of) 9th Infantry, 2nd Division Who Died in Korea 9/23/51 Fighting for Liberty The Garcia Family
Military Order of the Purple Heart Dedicated by the Bakersfield Chapter
Kern County Korean War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, November 26, 2009
4. Kern County Korean War Memorial
604 Tony Salazar – CMDR, Jim Anderson, Sr. – Vice CMDR, 1932-2007 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.
    — Submitted December 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories. War, Korean
 
Kern County Korean War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, November 26, 2009
5. Kern County Korean War Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,823 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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