The Korean War
Lindner Veterans Plaza
In June of 1950, the Korean War began with a surprise attack by the North Korean people’s Army. North Korean soldiers poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south. This invasion was the first military action of the Cold War. By July, American troops had entered the war as allies of South Korea. After an epic back-and-forth struggle across the 38th parallel, the fighting stalled and casualties mounted. In July of 1953, the Korean War ended without either side achieving victory, and the Korean Peninsula is still divided today.
United States Casualties and Statistics
54,246 Killed in Action
103,284 Wounded in Action
7,827 Missing in Action (MIAs)
7,000 Prisioners of War (POWs)
1,823 Ohio Casualties
Freedom is Not Free
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1950.
Location. 39° 11.531′ N, 84° 24.202′ W. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spanish American War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Honor Roll (here, next to this marker); The Vietnam War (here, next to this marker); Deer Park (approx. one mile away); Pleasant Ridge - World War One Marker (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) / SNDdeN Educational Works (approx. 2.6 miles away); Blue Ash (approx. 2.7 miles away); Voorhees Town / Plan of the Town of Reading (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silverton.
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