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New Jersey Korean War Memorial

 
 
Freedom is Not Free! Photo, Click for full size
By R. C., October 20, 2007
1. Freedom is Not Free!
Inscription.
Freedom is Not Free

[Following the title is a list of New Jersey veterans who died in the Korean War. See link below for a list of "those who did not return."]
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 39° 21.367′ N, 74° 25.867′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlantic City Boardwalk and Park Place on Atlantic City Boardwalk. Click for map. Memorial is located in Brighton Park on the Atlantic City Boardwalk end of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. They Called It “KY & The Curb” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pierre Hollingsworth (approx. 0.2 miles away); How Chicken Bone Beach Got Its Name (approx. mile away); James L. Usry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jeremiah Leeds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanish War Marker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of the Miss America Pageant (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Boardwalk (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
Also see . . .
1. The New Jersey Korean War Veterans Memorial Website. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Dedication Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By R. C., October 20, 2007
2. Dedication Plaque
The New Jersey Korean War Memorial was made possible by the State of New Jersey with the assistance of generous contributions from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, The City of Atlantic City, New Jersey corporations, organizations, and citizens.

This memorial was built in honor of all those from the state who served with courage, dignity, and patriotism in the Armed Forces of The United States of America during the Korean War.

2. Those who did not return.. A list of the honored Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines whose names are engraved on the Memorial. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Edward Clyde Benfold. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
4. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Sergeant Nelson V. Brittin. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
5. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Private Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
6. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, First Lieutenant Samuel S. Coursen. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Korean
 
American Soldier, Korean Era Photo, Click for full size
By R. C., October 20, 2007
3. American Soldier, Korean Era
Notice the boots on the soldier. This was still the "Brown Boot Army."
A Fallen Comrad Photo, Click for full size
By R. C., October 20, 2007
4. A Fallen Comrad
Detail of Amerian Korean War Soldier Photo, Click for full size
By R. C., October 20, 2007
5. Detail of Amerian Korean War Soldier
He's holding the "dogtags" of his fallen brothers.
Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Photo, Click for full size
By R. C., October 20, 2007
6. Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
Edward C. Benfold Nelson V. Brittin Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. Samuel S. Coursen
See links above to view their Medal of Honor Citations
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,633 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 28, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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