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War Memorial

May We Never Forget That Freedom Is Not Free

 
 
War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
1. War Memorial
Inscription.
It is to the members of our Armed Forces from the City and County of Kenosha who sacrificed their lives defending our freedom that this memorial is dedicated. It stands as a tribute to all of our veterans.

[Roll of Honored Dead]

Mexican War 1846 - 1848
Civil War 1861 - 1865
Spanish - American War & Philippine Insurrection 1898 - 1902
World War I 1917 - 1918
World War II 1941 - 1945
Korean War 1950 - 1955
Vietnam War 1964 - 1975
Persian Gulf War 1990 - 1991
Iraq War 2003 -


The panels on the front of this memorial commemorate all of the wars fought by the United States of America since 1776 as well as the total casualties of each war

Revolutionary War 1775 - 1783
4,435 KIA 6,188 WIA

War of 1812 1812 - 1815
2,260 KIA 4,505 WIA

Mexican War 1846 - 1848
13,283 KIA 4,152 WIA

Civil War 1861 - 1865
Union 364,511 KIA 281,881 WIA
Confederate 275,175 164,000 WIA

Spanish-American War 1898
2,446 KIA 1,662 WIA

Philippine-American War 1899-1901
1,108 KIA 2,779 WIA

World War I Apr. 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918
116,516 KIA 234,428 WIA

World War II
Dec. 8, 1941 - Sept. 2, 1945
407,316
War Memorial Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
2. War Memorial Honor Roll
KIA 671,846 WIA 139,709 MIA

Korean War June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953
54,246 KIA 103,284 WIA 8,177 MIA

Vietnam War 1964 - 1975
58,325 KIA 304,704 WIA 1,815 MIA

Persian Gulf War 1990 - 1991
293 KIA 467 WIA
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Civil War
Manassas
July 21, 1861
Union 460 KIA 1,124 WIA
Confederate 387 KIA 1,582 WIA

Shiloh April 6-7, 1862
Union 13,047 KIA & WIA
Confederate 10,699 KIA & WIA

Antietam Sept. 17, 1862
Union 2,100 KIA 9,550 WIA
Confederate 1,550 KIA 7,750 WIA

Vicksburg Campaign May 18-July 4, 1863
Union 4,550 KIA & WIA
Confederate 31,275 KIA & WIA

Gettysburg July 1-3, 1863
Union 3,155 KIA 14,529 WIA
Confederate 3,903 KIA 18,735 WIA

Chickamauga Sept. 19-20, 1863
Union 11,413 KIA & WIA
Confederate 16,986 KIA & WIA

South Surrenders Apr. 12, 1865

World War I
Belleau Wood
June 1918
1,811 KIA 7,966 WIA

Marne July 15, 1918-Aug. 5, 1918
12,000 KIA & WIA

Somme Offensive Aug. 8-Oct. 19, 1918
11,500 KIA & WIA

Meuse-Argonne Offensive Sept. 26, 1918
26,277 KIA 95,786 WIA

German
War Memorial Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
3. War Memorial Honor Roll
Surrender Nov. 11, 1918

World War II
Pearl Harbor Attack
Dec. 7, 1941
3,077 KIA 1,268 WIA
5 Battleship 3 Destroyer 3 Cruiser

Midway June 4-7, 1942
307 KIA
1 Destroyer 1 Carrier

Guadalcanal Aug. 7, 1942-Feb. 9, 1943
2,142 KIA 5,472 WIA
24 Ships

Saipan June 15-July 9, 1943
3,426 KIA 13,099 WIA

Tarawa Nov. 20-24, 1943
3,373 KIA 2,292 WIA

Guam July 21-Aug. 10, 1944
1,744 KIA 5,256 WIA
Canine Corps 25 KIA

Peleliu Sept. 15-Nov. 6, 1944
1,529 KIA 6,282 WIA

Leyte Gulf Oct. 23-25, 1944
3,500 KIA
3 Destroyers 2 Carriers

Iwo Jima Feb. 19-March 26, 1945
7,721 KIA 17,000 WIA

Okinawa April 1-June 17, 1945
12,520 KIA 36,500 WIA

Japan Surrenders Aug. 15, 1945

Sicily Campaign June 9, 1943
3,118 KIA

Naples Foggia Campaign
Sept. 9, 1943-Jan. 21, 1944
6,266 KIA 14,642 WIA

S.S. Rohna Sunk Nov. 26, 1943
1,015 KIA

Anzio Jan. 22-May 24, 1944
5,538 KIA 14,830 WIA

Rome-Arno Campaign Jan. 22-Sept. 9, 1944
11,393 KIA 28,124 WIA

D-Day Invasion June 6, 1944
Omaha Beach 4,649 KIA Utah Beach 200 KIA

Battle
War Memorial Panels Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
4. War Memorial Panels Marker
of St.-Lo
July 7-20, 1944
11,000 KIA & WIA

N. France Campaign
July 25-Sept. 14, 1944
17,844 KIA 47,469 WIA

Rhineland Campaign Sept. 15, 1944-March 1945
50,410 KIA 165,965 WIA

Huertgen Forest Nov. 2-Dec. 15, 1944
24,000 KIA 5,000 WIA

Battle of the Bulge
Dec. 16, 1944-Jan. 25, 1945
19,246 KIA 60,050 WIA

Central Europe Campaign
March 22-May 11, 1945
15,009 KIA 42,568 WIA

German Surrender May 15, 1945

Korean War
Chosin Reservoir
Nov.-Dec. 1950
2,692 KIA 5,000 WIA

Battle of Inchon Sept. 15-28, 1950
740 KIA 2,032 WIA

Puson Perimeter Aug. 1950

Pork Chop Hill Nov. 1951-April 1953

Heartbreak Ridge Sept.-Oct. 1951

Vietnam War
Tet Offensive
Jan. 1968
1,536 KIA 7,764 WIA

Saigon March 7, 1968
1,218 KIA

Siege of Khe Sahn January 1968

Battle of Hue March 1968

Hamburger Hill May 1969
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Tribute to Kenosha's Fallen Heroes

In the early days of our nation, our forefathers created the Bill of Rights.

It was designed to provide freedom and justice to all Americans.
War Memorial Revolutionary War Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
5. War Memorial Revolutionary War Marker
However, it was the soldiers who went into the battlefields and fought, often giving their lives, that made the Bill of Rights a reality and gave Americans the freedoms they enjoy.

America's Armed Forces on land, the High Seas, and in the air enforced the cause of freedom. Throughout the history of this country, it has been the American Armed Forces that protected those rights and made our country what it is today.

Because of the soldier, we have earned the right to be what we are...free Americans.
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It is the Soldier...
It is the Soldier
not the reporter
who has given us freedom of the press

It is the Soldier not the poet
who has given us freedom of speech

It is the Soldier not the campus organizer
who has given us freedom to demonstrate

It is the Soldier not the lawyer
who has given us the right to a fair trail

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag
who serves under the flag
whose coffin is draped by the flag
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Charles M. Province

 
Location. 42° 35.277′ N, 87° 49.179′ W. Marker is in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Marker is at the
War Memorial War of 1812 and Mexican War Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
6. War Memorial War of 1812 and Mexican War Marker
intersection of 52nd Street (State Highway 158) and 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 52nd Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenosha WI 53140, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Operations Desert Shield / Storm Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Remember Pearl Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Naval Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The United States Marine Corps (about 300 feet away); Kenosha (Southport) Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kenosha County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kenosha.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWar, World IWar, World II
 
War Memorial Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
7. War Memorial Civil War Marker
War Memorial Spanish-American War Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
8. War Memorial Spanish-American War Marker
War Memorial WWI - WWII Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
9. War Memorial WWI - WWII Marker
War Memorial Korea - Vietnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
10. War Memorial Korea - Vietnam Marker
War Memorial Persian Gulf Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
11. War Memorial Persian Gulf Marker
War Memorial Manassas - Shiloh Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
12. War Memorial Manassas - Shiloh Marker
War Memorial Antietam - Vicksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
13. War Memorial Antietam - Vicksburg Marker
War Memorial Gettysburg - Chickamauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
14. War Memorial Gettysburg - Chickamauga Marker
War Memorial Belleau Wood - Marne Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
15. War Memorial Belleau Wood - Marne Marker
War Memorial Somme - Meuse-Argonne Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
16. War Memorial Somme - Meuse-Argonne Marker
War Memorial Pearl Harbor - Midway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
17. War Memorial Pearl Harbor - Midway Marker
War Memorial Guadalcanal - Saipan Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
18. War Memorial Guadalcanal - Saipan Marker
War Memorial Tarawa - Guam Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
19. War Memorial Tarawa - Guam Marker
War Memorial Peleliu - Leyte Gulf Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
20. War Memorial Peleliu - Leyte Gulf Marker
War Memorial Iwo Jima - Okinawa Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
21. War Memorial Iwo Jima - Okinawa Marker
War Memorial Sicily - Naples Foggia Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
22. War Memorial Sicily - Naples Foggia Marker
War Memorial SS Rohna - Anzio Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
23. War Memorial SS Rohna - Anzio Marker
War Memorial Rome-Arno - D-Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
24. War Memorial Rome-Arno - D-Day Marker
War Memorial St. Lo - N. France Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
25. War Memorial St. Lo - N. France Marker
War Memorial Rhineland - Huertgen Forest Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
26. War Memorial Rhineland - Huertgen Forest Marker
War Memorial Bulge - Central Europe Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
27. War Memorial Bulge - Central Europe Marker
War Memorial Chosin - Inchon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
28. War Memorial Chosin - Inchon Marker
War Memorial Pusan - Pork Chop - Heartbreak Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
29. War Memorial Pusan - Pork Chop - Heartbreak Marker
War Memorial Tet - Saigon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
30. War Memorial Tet - Saigon Marker
War Memorial Khe Sahn - Hue - Hamburger Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
31. War Memorial Khe Sahn - Hue - Hamburger Marker
War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
32. War Memorial
War Memorial Tribute image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
33. War Memorial Tribute
War Memorial "It Is The Soldier" image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
34. War Memorial "It Is The Soldier"
War Memorial Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 7, 2013
35. War Memorial Statue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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