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Kansas Korean War Memorial

1950 - 1953

 

—Groundbreaking July 27, 1996 • Dedication June 2, 2001 —

 
Kansas Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Kansas Korean War Memorial
Inscription.
This memorial is dedicated as a lasting tribute to all the service men and women of the United States Armed Forces from the State of Kansas and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice with their lives on the battlefields of North and South Korea, so that the Republic of South Korea shall remain free.

Date of the Korean War (June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953)

The American Creed

I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the People, by the People, for the People, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign nation of many sovereign states, a perfect union, one and inseparable, established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support it's Constitution, to obey it's laws, to respect it's flag and defend it against all enemies.
Composed by William T. Page 1917

United States Army [Honor Roll of Kansans KIA]
Total U.S. Army Deaths (KIA) from Kansas - 254

United States Marine Corps [Honor Roll of Kansans KIA]
Total U.S. Marine Corps Deaths (KIA) from Kansas - 60

United States Navy [Honor Roll of Kansans KIA]
Total
Kansas Korean War Memorial Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. Kansas Korean War Memorial Dedication
U.S. Navy Deaths (KIA) from Kansas - 10

United States Air Force [Honor Roll of Kansans KIA]
Total U.S. Air Force Deaths (KIA) from Kansas - 16

POW-MIA
United States Army

Total U.S. Army POW-MIA Deaths from Kansas - 73

United States Marine Corps
Total U.S. Marine Corps POW-MIA Deaths from Kansas - 5

United States Navy
Total U.S. Navy POW-MIA Deaths from Kansas - 7

United States Air Force
Total U.S. Air Force POW-MIA Deaths from Kansas - 12

Republic of Korea
To imprint deeply in history, we the Kansas Korean-Americans, dedicate this bronze panel honoring the sacrificial spirit of the American Heroes who fought the Korean War to preserve freedom and world peace.

On June 25, 1950, troops of the communist North Korea, with Soviet and Chinese backing, stormed across the 38th Parallel and invaded the Republic of South Korea in an effort to spread the seeds of totalitarian communism. This invasion was successfully repelled by the Armed Forces of South Korea, the United States of America and fifteen other nations under the United Nations Command.

The Korean War was one of the most bitter conflicts in history. For three years the fighting continued - spreading from the Pusan Perimeter in southern Korea to the Yalu River in northern Korea. After
Kansas Korean War Memorial US Army KIA Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
3. Kansas Korean War Memorial US Army KIA Marker
casualties of four million civilian and military lives, the United Nations and North Korea signed a truce on July 27, 1953 allowing South Korea to retain it's freedom and independence.

This memorial was constructed from donations by State of Kansas Citizens to honor all men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States and in memory of those who gave their lives for their country.

[Casualty totals for]
United Nations Armed Forces Command

[not transcribed]
Communist Armed Forces Command
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Major United States Military Units Involved in the Korean War
[not transcribed]

[Chronology of] The Korean War
1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953

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Erected 2001 by Citizens of Kansas and Concerned Groups and Organizations.
 
Location. 37° 41.429′ N, 97° 20.694′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Click for map. Monument is in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 339 North Greenway, Wichita KS 67202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War and Homefront Memorial (a few steps from this marker); American Gold Star Mothers
Kansas Korean War Memorial USMC KIA Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
4. Kansas Korean War Memorial USMC KIA Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fleet Marine Force Navy Hospital Corpsmen (within shouting distance of this marker); USN Armed Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); MK-14 Submarine Torpedo (within shouting distance of this marker); Marine Corps Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Submariners On Eternal Patrol Since World War II (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita. (Submitted on July 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. American Battlefield Monuments Commission Korean War Searchable Database. (Submitted on July 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Korean
 
Kansas Korean War Memorial US Navy KIA Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
5. Kansas Korean War Memorial US Navy KIA Marker
Kansas Korean War Memorial USAF Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
6. Kansas Korean War Memorial USAF Marker
Kansas Korean War Memorial POW-MIA Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
7. Kansas Korean War Memorial POW-MIA Marker
Kansas Korean War Memorial ROK Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
8. Kansas Korean War Memorial ROK Marker
Kansas Korean War Memorial Sponsors Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
9. Kansas Korean War Memorial Sponsors Marker
Kansas Korean War Memorial Casualties & US Units Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
10. Kansas Korean War Memorial Casualties & US Units Marker
Kansas Korean War Memorial Chronology Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
11. Kansas Korean War Memorial Chronology Marker
Kansas Korean War Memorial East Gate image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
12. Kansas Korean War Memorial East Gate
Looking west into the memorial grounds
Kansas Korean War Memorial Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
13. Kansas Korean War Memorial Statue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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