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40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial

 
 
40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 20, 2010
1. 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial Marker
Inscription.
40th Infantry Division
Korean War
Memorial

 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 34° 44.174′ N, 120° 32.09′ W. Marker is in Vandenberg AFB, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is at the intersection of California Boulevard and Nebraska Avenue, on the right when traveling north on California Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lompoc CA 93437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Cooke Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Curtis P-40 (approx. 0.2 miles away); USAF Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. half a mile away); American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Historic Aerospace Site (approx. half a mile away); Space Launch Complex 10 (approx. 5.4 miles away); La Purisima Mission ← 3 Miles (approx. 5.9 miles away); Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site (approx. 6 miles away); First Successful Cement Job (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vandenberg AFB.
 
Also see . . .  The 40th Infantry Division's March to the Korean War. (Submitted on December 14, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 20, 2010
2. 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial Marker
Camp Cooke California
1 September 1950

This memorial is dedicated to the citizen soldiers of the 40th infantry division, who came from all parts of this great nation. They fought with great determination, courage and honor against an aggressor nation, during the Korean War, and to all those citizen soldiers who have followed.

Dedicated 1 September 2000
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If you look through the 40th Infantry patch, through the Oriental Lantern, across the Pacific Ocean, and if you use your imagination, you may see Korea - the land of the morning calm
The monument is oriented to 265, 5,792 miles from Korea.
40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 20, 2010
3. 40th Infantry Division Korean War Memorial Marker
Korea
January 1952 - July 1953

Campaigns
Second Korean Winter-Korean Summer-Fall 1952
Third Korean Winter-Korean Summer-1953

Major Engagements
Heartbreak Ridge, Sandbag Castle,
Kumwha, Chorwon

Distinguished Unit Citation 140th Tank Battalion

Meritorious Unit Commendation
760th Ordinance Company
40th Quartermaster Company

342 Days of Combat
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376 Men Killed in Combat
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1457 Wounded in Action
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3 Medals of Honor
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9 Distinguished Service Crosses
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246 Silver Stars
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675 Bronze Stars for Valor
Infantry Regiment Insignias image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 20, 2010
4. Infantry Regiment Insignias
40th Infantry Division Medal of Honor Recipients Korean War image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 20, 2010
5. 40th Infantry Division Medal of Honor Recipients Korean War
40th Infantry Patch and Oriental Lantern image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 20, 2010
6. 40th Infantry Patch and Oriental Lantern
Oriental Lantern image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 20, 2010
7. Oriental Lantern
Organization of 40th Infantry Division<br> 1 September 1950 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 20, 2010
8. Organization of 40th Infantry Division
1 September 1950
Memorial Pavers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 20, 2010
9. Memorial Pavers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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