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Williams County Korean War Memorial

 
 
Williams County Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 11, 2021
1. Williams County Korean War Memorial
Inscription.  
As part of the Japanese surrender at the end of WWI; the Korean peninsula was divided along the 38th Parallel, with Communist Russia placed in a protectorate state over the north and the United States over the south. An election was to determine the type of government a unified Korea would have, but Russia installed a communist dictatorship in control of the north. In the early morning hours of June 25th, 1950 North Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, invaded South Korea. the Republic of Korea, and soon pushed the poorly manned and equipped Republic of Korean Army and its American advisors south to an area around Pusan.

General Douglas MacArthur, commander of United Nations forces sent to retake South Korean territory and prevent spread of Soviet Communism by force, then conducted an amphibious landing at the port city of Inchon, cutting off the North Korean army's supplies and driving the North Koreans back across the 38th parallel and to the Yalu River bordering China. China then entered the war on the North Korean's side and after especially bitter winter fighting around the Chosin Reservoir, pushed the United
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Nation forces back across the 38th Parallel. Fighting continued until July 27th, 1953 when an Armistice was signed at Panmunjom resulting in an uneasy ceasefire at roughly the same boundary that originally existed between North and South Korea.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. A significant historical date for this entry is June 25, 1950.
 
Location. 41° 35.247′ N, 84° 35.845′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Ohio, in Williams County. Memorial is on East Main Street (Ohio Route 107) just north of Henry Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 875 E Main St, Montpelier OH 43543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peace Keeping & Cold War Service Memorial (here, next to this marker); Williams County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Williams County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Williams County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Great War (here, next to this marker); Williams County Vietnam War Memorial (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Williams County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Entry of The United States (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
 
Williams County Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 11, 2021
2. Williams County Korean War Memorial
Williams County Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 11, 2021
3. Williams County Korean War Memorial
Williams County Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 11, 2021
4. Williams County Korean War Memorial
Williams County Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 11, 2021
5. Williams County Korean War Memorial
Williams County Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 11, 2021
6. Williams County Korean War Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 4, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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