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Near Westfield in Marquette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Korean War

 
 
Korean War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
1. Korean War Marker
Inscription. On June 25, 1950, Communist North Korea invaded the Republic of Korea. Backed by Soviet Russia, the North Koreans quickly overran most of the peninsula. South Korea appealed to the United States for assistance, and President Harry Truman immediately ordered General Douglas MacArthur to commit U.S. troops. The United Nations condemned North Korean aggression and solicited military aid from member nations.

Following a series of defeats, General MacArthur launched a daring amphibious landing at Inchon in September 1950 and advanced northward to the Yalu River. Then Communist China massively intervened, and the Allied forces retreated southward. The fighting eventually stabilized along the 38th Parallel, the original boundary between North and South Korea. After a long, bloody stalemate and protracted negotiations, an armistice was signed on July 27, 1953.

The Korean War – or “police action” as it was called – cost 33,629 Americans killed in action and another 103,000 wounded. More than 132,000 Wisconsinites were involved in this “forgotten war,” of whom 801 were killed in action and 4,286 were wounded. Another 111 were captured, and 84 remain listed as missing in action.
 
Erected 1990 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 294.)
Korean War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
2. Korean War Marker

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 57.026′ N, 89° 28.962′ W. Marker is near Westfield, Wisconsin, in Marquette County. Marker is on U. S. Highway 51 (Interstate 39 at milepost 117), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at Rest Area 82. Marker is in this post office area: Westfield WI 53964, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Footprints in the Sands of Time (a few steps from this marker); Russell Flats School (approx. 7.8 miles away); Sacred to the Memory of the Soldiers (approx. 11.8 miles away); Whistler Mound Group and Enclosure (approx. 12.3 miles away); Waushara County World War I Memorial (approx. 12.8 miles away); Waushara County Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.8 miles away); Waushara County Civil War Memorial (approx. 12.8 miles away); Pioneer Wautoma (approx. 12.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Westfield.
 
Additional keywords.
Blue Star Memorial Highway; Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway

 
Categories. War, Korean
 
Rest Area Markers image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
3. Rest Area Markers
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
4. Nearby Marker
Blue Star Memorial Highway A tribute to the Nation's Armed Forces who served in World War II. Sponsored by Wisconsin Garden Club Federation in cooperation with Wisconsin Highway Department
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,144 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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