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Korean War

Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
1. Korean War Marker
Inscription. The Korean War opened on 25 June 1950, when the armed forces of communist North Korea invaded South Korea and marked the first crisis faced by the newly formed United Nations. Led by the United States, a coalition of eighteen UN Nations provided troops to fight the North Koreans and restore peace to the Korean Peninsula.

With victory almost assured in November 1950, Communist Chinese forces intervened driving UN forces south. By mid 1951, the lines had stabilized around the original border along the 38th Parallel and peace negotiations had commenced but an armistice ending the war was not signed until 27 July 1953. By that time nearly 140,000 Americans had been killed or wounded.

Courage • Sacrifice • Duty


Allen, James R. • Alverson, R.C. • Burchfield, Edward E. • Buchanan, Ernest • Campbell, Charlie Ardwell • Cowan, Don A. • Crabtree, Morgan L. • Davis, Edgar E. Jr. • Gates, Thomas V • Gunter, William Howard • Heard, Delbert E. • Johnson, Herbert C. Jr. • McGamie, Kenneth E. • Mefford, Jake Jr. • Michael, William L. • Pogue, James F. • Posey, Nolan • Reese, Leon • Root, Voorhees S. Jr. • Spivey, Bobby • Spragins, Robert E. • Wance, Ralph R.
 
Erected 2011 by The Veterans Memorial Foundation.
 
Location.
Korean War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
2. Korean War Marker
34° 44.069′ N, 86° 35.311′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street Northwest and Washington Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east on Monroe Street Northwest. Click for map. Located in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Monroe Street Northwest, Huntsville AL 35802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War (a few steps from this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Time Capsule (a few steps from this marker); Persian Gulf War (a few steps from this marker); Global War on Terrorism (within shouting distance of this marker); Commitment/Oath, Creed, And Code of Conduct (within shouting distance of this marker); I am an American Warrior (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Battle Monuments Commission. Korean War Listing (Submitted on January 20, 2014, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial. (Submitted on January 21, 2014.)
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
3. Veterans Memorials
The Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial was officially dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011. The Veterans Memorial Foundation, a volunteer organization, was chartered to oversee the design and construction of the memorial by the City of Huntsville, the County of Madison and endorsed by the citizens of Madison in 2002. The memorial was funded entirely by the citizens,of Madison County and the Tennessee Valley and is maintained by the City of Huntsville. The 8 polished black granite markers are engraved with the names of over 365 Madison County servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The granite for these markers is from the same quarry that supplied the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. Engraved in limestone above the black granite markers is the timeline of all Wars from 1775 showing the nearly three million men and women who have died or been wounded in defense of our country. The Memorial honors and pays tribute to all veterans for their "Courage, "Sacrifice", and call to "Duty".
 
 
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