Bristol in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Bristol Korean War Monument
1950 – 1953
Served With Honor
to those who died
Honor And Eternal Rest
to those still missing
Remembrance And Hope
to those who returned
Gratitude And Peace
[ plaque at the base ]
James E. Baehr • George L. Barnett, Jr. • Louis M. Caputo • John Z. Carros • Cristy A. Chekas • John E. Collette • Harold Couch • Donald P. Dumond • Wyman Goodenough • Raymond E. Lemaire • Frederick W. Lockshire • Joseph W. Lysaght • John A. Norris • Robert J. Roberge • David N. White
Erected 1995 by Korean Veterans Memorial Committee.
Location. 41° 40.147′ N, 72° 55.89′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Memorial is on Memorial Boulevard 0.2 miles east of East Street, on the right when traveling east. Located in Memorial Boulevard Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol CT 06010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bristol Vietnam Conflict Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Memorial Boulevard Veterans Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol Revolutionary War Plaque (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol Persian Gulf War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 1985 Bicentennial Time Capsule (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hiker (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
More about this monument. Korean War Monument - Dedicated on May 29, 1995 by Korean Veterans Memorial Committee in memory of those who fought and lost their lives while serving during the Korean War. Of the 16 servicemen listed on the monument, six of the 16 servicemen died in Korea. John Norris died from wounds received in action. Louis Caputo, David White, and John Carros were killed in action. Joseph Lysaght died in a barracks fire in Korea and George Barnett Jr. died in a POW Camp. The other nine : James Baehr, Cristy Chekas, John Colette, Harold Couch, Donald Dumond, Wyman Goodenough, Raymond Lemaire, Frederick Lockshire died in airplane crashes, auto accidents, and disease - none of them in Korea during the actual fighting with the North Koreans and Chinese, Robert Roberge died from a grenade explosion during a training exercise at Fort Dix, NJ. - John (Jack) Denehy, Memorial Military Museum Inc.
Also see . . . Bristol Dedicates Monument To Korean War Dead. May 30, 1995 article by John Springer, Staff Writer for the Hartford Courant . (Submitted on September 2, 2010.)
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: War, Korean
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