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

Korean War

Andrews County Veterans Memorial

 
 
Korean War Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 10, 2020
1. Korean War Marker
Inscription.  

"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

Korean War
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.

Korean War Marker reverse image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 10, 2020
2. Korean War Marker reverse
On 27 July 1953 an armistice between the United States, North Korea, and China, who had joined the North Korean front in October of 1950, was signed.

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

Andrews County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 10, 2020
3. Andrews County Veterans Memorial
The Korean War Marker is on the left in this large group of markers.
distance of this marker); The J. S. Means Ranch House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andrews.
 
A nearby Korean War Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 10, 2020
4. A nearby Korean War Veterans Memorial
Andrews County Veterans Memorial Sign image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 10, 2020
5. Andrews County Veterans Memorial Sign
 
 
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