Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
African American Veterans of the Korean War
Dedicated to all African American Veterans of the Korean War, 1950-1953, for your valor, pride, patriotism and professionalism.
Your pioneering efforts and sacrifices have contributed immensely to the development of today's Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Merchant Mariners: the World's Finest!
Erected 2001 by Department of Defense, United States of America.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
Location. 38° 52.508′ N, 77° 4.497′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is in Section 21 of the National Cemetery off Lawton Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Borinqueneers" (a few steps from this marker); Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurses (a few steps from this marker); Task Force Smith (a few steps from this U.S. Fourth Infantry Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish American War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Nurses Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Bulge Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 1961 - 1975 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Also see . . . Executive Order 9981...July 26, 1948. (Submitted on September 8, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
The Korean War years (1950-1953) marked the U.S. Armed Forces' transition from a long-standing policy of racial segregation to one of equal employment opportunity with their belated implementation during that period of President Harry S. Truman's de-segregation directive, Executive Order 9981 of 1948.
— Submitted September 7, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Additional keywords. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Executive Order 9981, Harry S. Truman, Desegregation
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