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Korean War Veterans Memorial

Freedom Is Not Free

 
 
Korean War Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
1. Korean War Veterans Memorial
Inscription.
Kansas honors her uniformed
sons and daughters
who answered their
country's call to
defend a country
they did not know
and a people they
had never met

Over a million and a half U.S. Soldiers
served in the Korean War, 1950-53.
36,940 lost their lives, including
415 from the State of Kansas.
8,171 are still Missing in Action (MIA).
This memorial is to honor them
as well as all members of the
Armed Forces who defended freedom in
Korea. Overland Park, Kansas Chapter
#1-181, Korean War Veterans Association
has erected this memorial to honor their
sacrifice in what many called,
America's "Forgotten War".
Korean War Veterans extend their gratitude
to all who helped make this
Place of Honor possible.

"The Korean landscape in the
early 1950's was rugged terrain
with numerous rocks and boulders.
Major battles were fought on
rocky Korean hills resulting in
many killed and wounded.
The rock hills you see here
are a representation of those
in Korea at that time."

These 38 pylons are symbolic.
They represent the 38th Parallel
which was of major significance in
bringing about the truce that ended
the Korean Conflict.
As of today, September
Korean War Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
2. Korean War Veterans Memorial
30, 2006,
this 15-mile wide Demilitarized Zone
still serves as the dividing line
between North and South Korea.

Medal of Honor [Recipients]

Adams, Stanley T.
Rank: Master Sergeant
(Then Sergeant First Class).
Organization: U.S. Army, Company A.
19th Infantry Regiment.
Place and date: Near Sesim-Ni
Korea, Feb. 4, 1951
[Citation not transcribed]

Davenport, Jack A.
Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Marine Corps.
Company C, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines,
1st Marine Division [Reinforced]
Place and date: Vicinity of Songnae-do
Korea, Sept. 21, 1951
[Citation not transcribed]

The Purple Heart
is awarded to those brave
soldiers who were wounded
or killed in military action.
The Kansas Korean War Veterans
recognize and honor the recipients
of this symbol of courage
and dedication.

Troops from many nations around the world aided in this effort

Australia Belgium Canada
Columbia Denmark Ethiopia
France Greece India Italy
Luxembourg New Zealand Norway
South Africa South Korea Sweden
Thailand The Netherlands
The Philippines The Republic of South Africa
Turkey United Kingdom United States of America

628,833 UN Soldiers were Killed in
Korean War Veterans Memorial Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
3. Korean War Veterans Memorial Dedication
Action
during the conflict

American Casualties
36,940 Killed by Enemy Action
103,200 Wounded
8,176 Missing in Action
7,140 Prisoners of War
2,701 Died in Captivity
Source - The Center for the Study
of the Korean War


 
Erected 2006 by Overland Park, Kansas, Chapter #1-181, Korean War Veterans Association.
 
Location. 38° 54.753′ N, 94° 40.643′ W. Marker is in Overland Park, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of West 119th Street and Lowell Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West 119th Street. Click for map. Memorial is adjacent to the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11902 Lowell Avenue, Overland Park KS 66213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Fe Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away in Missouri); New Santa Fe / Trail Remnants (approx. 3.9 miles away in Missouri); New Santa Fe (approx. 3.9 miles away in Missouri); Stanley Rural High School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Wagons and Coaches... ...to Trains and Planes (approx. 4 miles away); Two Routes from Westport
Korean War Veterans Memorial Honors image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
4. Korean War Veterans Memorial Honors
(approx. 4 miles away); Voices from the Trail (approx. 4 miles away); Opening the Floodgates (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Overland Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Korean War Veterans Association. (Submitted on October 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Korean War Medal of Honor Citations. (Submitted on October 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, Korean
 
Korean War Veterans Memorial Landscape image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
5. Korean War Veterans Memorial Landscape
Korean War Veterans Memorial<br>38th Parallel Pylons image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
6. Korean War Veterans Memorial
38th Parallel Pylons
Korean War Veterans Memorial<br>Pylons & Boulders image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
7. Korean War Veterans Memorial
Pylons & Boulders
Korean War Veterans Memorial 38th Parallel image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
8. Korean War Veterans Memorial 38th Parallel
Korean War Veterans Memorial<br>Kansas Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
9. Korean War Veterans Memorial
Kansas Wall of Honor
Korean War Veterans Memorial Casualties image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
10. Korean War Veterans Memorial Casualties
Korean War Veterans Memorial Remembering image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
11. Korean War Veterans Memorial Remembering
Korean War Veterans Memorial Remembering image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
12. Korean War Veterans Memorial Remembering
Stanley T. Adams, Medal of Honor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
13. Stanley T. Adams, Medal of Honor
Jack A. Davenport, Medal of Honor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
14. Jack A. Davenport, Medal of Honor
Korean War Veterans Memorial Medal of Honor image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
15. Korean War Veterans Memorial Medal of Honor
Korean War Veterans Memorial Purple Heart image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
16. Korean War Veterans Memorial Purple Heart
Korean War Veterans Memorial Map image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
17. Korean War Veterans Memorial Map
Korean War Veterans Memorial Events image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
18. Korean War Veterans Memorial Events
Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
19. Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall
Korean War Veterans Memorial Armed Forces image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
20. Korean War Veterans Memorial Armed Forces
KWVA Chapter 1-181 Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
21. KWVA Chapter 1-181 Bench
Korean American Ladies Foundation Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
22. Korean American Ladies Foundation Bench
Lt Col Robert C. Geer Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
23. Lt Col Robert C. Geer Bench
SSgt Thomas W. Stevens Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
24. SSgt Thomas W. Stevens Bench
Sgt Wayne A. Shireman Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
25. Sgt Wayne A. Shireman Bench
Donald Eugene Cornell - Representative Paver image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
26. Donald Eugene Cornell - Representative Paver
1st Lt Robert W. Jantsch - Representative Paver image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
27. 1st Lt Robert W. Jantsch - Representative Paver
Krumme Family Pavers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
28. Krumme Family Pavers
Korean War Veterans Memorial Appreciation image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 29, 2010
29. Korean War Veterans Memorial Appreciation
 
 
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