“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial

Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, September 5, 2010
1. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
The panel on the far right of the memorial. This is a listing of men from Jefferson County who were casualties in the Korean War.
JUNE 25, 1950 - North Korean Communist troops crossed the 38th Parallel, invading South Korea. Within days, the South Korean capital of Seoul fell into Communist hands.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1950 - Allied troops make very difficult amphibious landings by sailing from Japan to Inchon on the northwest coast of South Korea. This surprise landing behind enemy lines cut off North Korean troops, and was a major turning point in the war. Within days, Allied forces recaptured Seoul, marched into North Korea, and drove enemy troops to the Yalu River on the North Korean and Chinese border.
OCTOBER 14 - 20, 1950 - More than 300,000 Chinese Communist forces (CCF) began to infiltrate the North Korean border, entering into the war on the side of North Korea. Badly outnumbered, Allied troops are pushed back below the 38th Parallel over the next few months.
JANUARY 4, 1951 - The capital city of Seoul falls to Communist forces for the second time. Allied troops dug in approximately 25 miles south of Seoul to end the Allied retreat. Allied forces within days inflicted heavy losses on the enemy troops and began the Allied advance, retaking Seoul and moving a short distance into North Korea.
NOVEMBER 27, 1951 - An agreement was made that existing battle lines would be the final dividing line between North and South Korea.
Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, September 5, 2010
2. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
This agreement dramatically reduced combat because neither side had much to gain by winning ground it might later have to surrender. The actual truce was signed July 27, 1953 after much negotiation and additional bloodshed.
Donald Lee Abney * Ray M. Adams * John J. Aspden * Wilmer Bailey * William E. Barnes * Norman F. Barr * Courtenay Barrett * John H. Basham * Clifford D. Beasley * Willie Beckley * James E. Beville * James H. Blair * Clifford R. Bogard * Alfred G. Borkland Jr. * Raymond Trammell Bowers * Charles W. Bragg * Charles W. Brown * Meade M. Brown * Paul C. Bryant * Fred E. Burks * Jack W. Campbell * Jackie A. Campbell * Grant D. Carter Jr. * Norman G. Cawthorn * William R. Cluff * Charles Coleman * John Soulard Collins * George W. Conner * Harold R. Cooper * Ellis H. Copeland * David E. Crabtree * Chester Davidowski * William H. Dean * Eugene Dedman * Harold A. Duncan * Clyde G. Dunn * Joseph N. Eberle * Junior E. Ellefson * James A. Elliott * Edward Richard Evans * Raymond Fairchild * James Carl Farris * Herman G. Felhoelter * Clark Feltner * Chester A. Fields * Kenneth R. Flowers * Patrick H. Ford Jr. * Thomas O. Fowler * Harvey L. Frey * John William Gahan * George M. Gales * Henry C. Gamble * Koeling B. Gardner * Murrel Garvin * Richard E. Gerrish Jr. * Charles Everett Gettings * James Gidron * George D. Gillespie
Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, September 5, 2010
3. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
A closer-in view of the main panel of the memorial
Jr. * Vernon E. Girdley Jr. * Charles C. Goff * Melvin Eugene Goldsmith * Robert V. Goldsmith * Joseph M. Greenwell Jr. * James Allen Gregory * George H. Groomes * Douglas H. Haag * Garland R. Hall * Leonard J. Harmon * Jack Ray Harrison * David Thames Heer * John F. Herdlick * Allan Bennett Hoaglard * William G. Holloway * William T. Jackson * Charles Edward Jarrett * Charles W. Johnson * Richard W. Johnson * Vincent J. Johnson * Thomas Joyce Jr. * Charles R. Kastor * Donald J. Keefe * Charles E. Keeley * Merlin R. Kehrer * Lawrence Bertrand Kelly * Frank C. Kennedy * William O. Kolb * Louis Casper Kraus * Daniel L. Kremer * Earl B. Kresen * Clyde E. Lamkins * Vernon S. Ledford * Albert Leftwich * Ralph L. Leitner * William R. Liner * Stewart W. Long * Fred E. Mack Jr. * John J. Magda * Robert R. Martin * Joseph J. Mattimore * Gerald J. Mattingly * John R. Miller * Harold Clifford Minyard * James M. Mudd * Stacy A. Mullinax * Mike H. Mundy * Earl Eugene McCleavy * Neil S. McKenzie * John E. Nielsen * Calvin K. Nixon * Kenneth J. Ott * Robert L. Paulley * Charles G. Pence * Russell Gilbert Pittman * William Plotnick * Joseph C. Powell * Robert L. Prather * Thomas Jesse Price * Carroll O. Ramsey * Hugh Irwin Redmon * Jack B. Reesor * Lloyd W. Reid * Jack Renfro Jr. * William Edgar Rinehart * Charles E. Roach * Stanley E. Robinson * Charles A. Roy * Donald R. Rudolph * Eugene Louis
Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, September 5, 2010
4. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
This left section features an American flag in bronze, waving in the breeze.
Ruiz * Fostine R. Rutledge Jr. * William M. Schardein * Francis G. Schmitt * Kenneth R. Shaw * Velmer Shearer * Robert D. Sheedy * Paule Shelton * Charles Skrobanek * Edmund J. Smith * Joseph Arthur Smith * Carlton C. Stephens * Reno D. Stice * Marvin J. Summitt * Thomas J. Swindler * Charles A. Tabor * Charles Augusta Taylor * Earnest A. Taylor * Rodgers H. Taylor * Marvin Temple * Robert N. Thacker * Irvin J. Thibodeaux * Roland D. Thompson * Cornelius Trowel * Stanley E. Tucker * Samuel L. Vaughn * Everett W. Waford * George Earl Waggoner * Donald Morris Walker * Samuel L. Ward * Harold L. Watson * Leslie W. Westfall * Granvil Harry Whalin * William Sherman Whiteman * Joseph E. Whiteside * Thomas W. Williams * Howard A. Wilson * William Wirotzious * Siegfried A. Wolfe * James W. Woods * Morris Woodson * Ray B. Yates * Lawrence Joseph Zinner * George H. Grooms * Allan Bennett Hoagland * Carl C. Stevenson *
Location. 38° 6.36′ N, 85° 38.22′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on McNeely Lake Drive (Park Road) 0.4 miles south of Cooper Chapel Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The memorial is located in McNeely Park. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40228, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured
Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, September 5, 2010
5. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
Flags flying at the memorial site. Below the American flag is the flag of Jefferson County, and below that is the POW/MIA flag.
as the crow flies. Pennsylvania Run Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Morgan - On To Ohio (approx. 9.5 miles away); Ruff Memorial Wheelmen's Bench / Cycle Carnival 1897 (approx. 9.6 miles away); George Rogers Clark (approx. 10.5 miles away); Perryville Prelude (approx. 10.6 miles away); The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument (approx. 10.9 miles away); Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (approx. 11.8 miles away); The Galt House (approx. 12.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Louisville.
Additional comments.
1. Flags Represented on the Memorial
The various national flags shown on the memorial are, from left to right: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippine Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey.
    — Submitted September 7, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Categories. War, Korean
Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, September 5, 2010
6. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial Committee - This bronze plaque is on a separate pedestal, a few steps away from the main memorial.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,790 times since then and 157 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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