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Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

 
 
Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
1. Korean War Memorial
Inscription.  
Estimated totals
Killed: 36,574 Wounded: 103,284

The reasons for the Korean war were varied, complicated and involved several countries with vastly different forms of government. The war officially began on June 25, 1950, when North Korea invaded South Korea, an ally of the United States. The United States saw this as an attempt to expand communism and began military operations in July 1950. North Korea allied with China and Russia - all communist nations - while South Korea allied with the United States and other countries of the United Nations. The signing of an armistice on July 27, 1953, ended direct military action and the 38th parallel was established as the border of North and South Korea.
 
Erected 2016 by Henry Gene Ray.
 
Location. 33° 38.378′ N, 95° 31.397′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Memorial can be reached from South Collegiate Drive north of Jefferson Road (County Road 1507), on the right when traveling
Korean War Marker behind the Ring of Honor in back left. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
2. Korean War Marker behind the Ring of Honor in back left.
north. Located at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2025 South Collegiate Drive, Paris TX 75460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Global War on Terror (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War (here, next to this marker); World War II European Theater (here, next to this marker); World War II Pacific Theater (a few steps from this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); Spanish-American War (a few steps from this marker); American Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
More about this marker. Photos at top: 45th ID; 6th Tank Battalion.
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
Nearby Korean War panel of names on Ring of Honor. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
3. Nearby Korean War panel of names on Ring of Honor.
Entrance to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
4. Entrance to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on January 8, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on January 5, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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