Andrews County Veterans Memorial
"Events have brought our American democracy to new influence and new responsibilities. They will test our courage, our devotion to duty, and our concept of liberty to that end. We will devote our strength, our resources, and our firmness of resolve. With God's help the future of mankind will be assured in a world of justice, harmony, and peace"
Harry S. Truman
27 June 1950 - 31 January 1955
U.S. President Harry S. Truman
Five years after the end of WWII, 25 June 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. Two days later, 27 June 1950, President Truman authorized the use of American forces to aid the South Korean army and appointed General Douglas MacArthur as commander. American soldiers encountered climatic and geographic conditions that were hostile. Although American casualties were high, the survival rate was higher than WWII. For the first time, the injured were airlifted from the battlefield by helicopters to mobile army surgical hospitals (MASH). More than 7,000 soldiers were taken as prisoners of war with many dying because of the inhuman conditions they faced during captivity.
We embrace the brave soldiers who
served, who died, and who remain
missing in action during all military
wars conflicts or contingency operations.
Bobby D. Tompkins · Frank Helvey · George J. Miller · William E. (Bill) Shipman
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean.
Location. 32° 19.04′ N, 102° 33.253′ W. Marker is in Andrews, Texas, in Andrews County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Broadway Street and NW 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on West Broadway Street. The marker is on the grounds of the Andrews County Chamber of Commerce. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andrews TX 79714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I (here, next to this marker); American Civil War / Spanish American War (here, next to this marker); Fight Against Terrorism (here, next to this marker); World War II (here, next to this marker); Andrews County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War (a few steps from this marker); C.E. Carruth Bi-Centennial Building (within shouting
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