“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial

Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, September 5, 2010
1. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
The panel on the far right of the memorial. This is a listing of men from Jefferson County who were casualties in the Korean War.
JUNE 25, 1950 - North Korean Communist troops crossed the 38th Parallel, invading South Korea. Within days, the South Korean capital of Seoul fell into Communist hands.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1950 - Allied troops make very difficult amphibious landings by sailing from Japan to Inchon on the northwest coast of South Korea. This surprise landing behind enemy lines cut off North Korean troops, and was a major turning point in the war. Within days, Allied forces recaptured Seoul, marched into North Korea, and drove enemy troops to the Yalu River on the North Korean and Chinese border.
OCTOBER 14 - 20, 1950 - More than 300,000 Chinese Communist forces (CCF) began to infiltrate the North Korean border, entering into the war on the side of North Korea. Badly outnumbered, Allied troops are pushed back below the 38th Parallel over the next few months.
JANUARY 4, 1951 - The capital city of Seoul falls to Communist forces for the second time. Allied troops dug in approximately 25 miles south of Seoul to end the Allied retreat. Allied forces within days inflicted heavy losses on the enemy troops and began the Allied advance,
Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, September 5, 2010
2. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
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retaking Seoul and moving a short distance into North Korea.
NOVEMBER 27, 1951 - An agreement was made that existing battle lines would be the final dividing line between North and South Korea. This agreement dramatically reduced combat because neither side had much to gain by winning ground it might later have to surrender. The actual truce was signed July 27, 1953 after much negotiation and additional bloodshed.
Donald Lee Abney * Ray M. Adams * John J. Aspden * Wilmer Bailey * William E. Barnes * Norman F. Barr * Courtenay Barrett * John H. Basham * Clifford D. Beasley * Willie Beckley * James E. Beville * James H. Blair * Clifford R. Bogard * Alfred G. Borkland Jr. * Raymond Trammell Bowers * Charles W. Bragg * Charles W. Brown * Meade M. Brown * Paul C. Bryant * Fred E. Burks * Jack W. Campbell * Jackie A. Campbell * Grant D. Carter Jr. * Norman G. Cawthorn * William R. Cluff * Charles Coleman * John Soulard Collins * George W. Conner * Harold R. Cooper * Ellis H. Copeland * David E. Crabtree * Chester Davidowski * William H. Dean * Eugene Dedman * Harold A. Duncan * Clyde G. Dunn * Joseph N. Eberle * Junior E. Ellefson * James A. Elliott * Edward Richard Evans * Raymond Fairchild * James Carl Farris * Herman G. Felhoelter * Clark Feltner * Chester A. Fields * Kenneth R. Flowers * Patrick H. Ford Jr. * Thomas O. Fowler *
Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, September 5, 2010
3. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
A closer-in view of the main panel of the memorial
Harvey L. Frey * John William Gahan * George M. Gales * Henry C. Gamble * Koeling B. Gardner * Murrel Garvin * Richard E. Gerrish Jr. * Charles Everett Gettings * James Gidron * George D. Gillespie Jr. * Vernon E. Girdley Jr. * Charles C. Goff * Melvin Eugene Goldsmith * Robert V. Goldsmith * Joseph M. Greenwell Jr. * James Allen Gregory * George H. Groomes * Douglas H. Haag * Garland R. Hall * Leonard J. Harmon * Jack Ray Harrison * David Thames Heer * John F. Herdlick * Allan Bennett Hoaglard * William G. Holloway * William T. Jackson * Charles Edward Jarrett * Charles W. Johnson * Richard W. Johnson * Vincent J. Johnson * Thomas Joyce Jr. * Charles R. Kastor * Donald J. Keefe * Charles E. Keeley * Merlin R. Kehrer * Lawrence Bertrand Kelly * Frank C. Kennedy * William O. Kolb * Louis Casper Kraus * Daniel L. Kremer * Earl B. Kresen * Clyde E. Lamkins * Vernon S. Ledford * Albert Leftwich * Ralph L. Leitner * William R. Liner * Stewart W. Long * Fred E. Mack Jr. * John J. Magda * Robert R. Martin * Joseph J. Mattimore * Gerald J. Mattingly * John R. Miller * Harold Clifford Minyard * James M. Mudd * Stacy A. Mullinax * Mike H. Mundy * Earl Eugene McCleavy * Neil S. McKenzie * John E. Nielsen * Calvin K. Nixon * Kenneth J. Ott * Robert L. Paulley * Charles G. Pence * Russell Gilbert Pittman * William Plotnick * Joseph C. Powell * Robert L. Prather * Thomas Jesse Price * Carroll
Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, September 5, 2010
4. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
This left section features an American flag in bronze, waving in the breeze.
O. Ramsey * Hugh Irwin Redmon * Jack B. Reesor * Lloyd W. Reid * Jack Renfro Jr. * William Edgar Rinehart * Charles E. Roach * Stanley E. Robinson * Charles A. Roy * Donald R. Rudolph * Eugene Louis Ruiz * Fostine R. Rutledge Jr. * William M. Schardein * Francis G. Schmitt * Kenneth R. Shaw * Velmer Shearer * Robert D. Sheedy * Paule Shelton * Charles Skrobanek * Edmund J. Smith * Joseph Arthur Smith * Carlton C. Stephens * Reno D. Stice * Marvin J. Summitt * Thomas J. Swindler * Charles A. Tabor * Charles Augusta Taylor * Earnest A. Taylor * Rodgers H. Taylor * Marvin Temple * Robert N. Thacker * Irvin J. Thibodeaux * Roland D. Thompson * Cornelius Trowel * Stanley E. Tucker * Samuel L. Vaughn * Everett W. Waford * George Earl Waggoner * Donald Morris Walker * Samuel L. Ward * Harold L. Watson * Leslie W. Westfall * Granvil Harry Whalin * William Sherman Whiteman * Joseph E. Whiteside * Thomas W. Williams * Howard A. Wilson * William Wirotzious * Siegfried A. Wolfe * James W. Woods * Morris Woodson * Ray B. Yates * Lawrence Joseph Zinner * George H. Grooms * Allan Bennett Hoagland * Carl C. Stevenson *
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean.
Location. 38° 6.36′ N, 85° 38.22′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Memorial is on McNeely Lake Drive (Park
Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, September 5, 2010
5. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
Flags flying at the memorial site. Below the American flag is the flag of Jefferson County, and below that is the POW/MIA flag.
Road), 0.4 miles south of Cooper Chapel Road, on the right when traveling south. The memorial is located in McNeely Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennsylvania Run Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); Wilderness Road (approx. 3.2 miles away); Cedar Creek Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Brooks' Spring / Westerfield Massacre (approx. 4.4 miles away); Forest Home Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Bashford Manor (approx. 6.8 miles away); Alonzo "Lonnie" Clayton / African American Jockey (approx. 6.8 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Additional commentary.
1. Flags Represented on the Memorial
The various national flags shown on the memorial are, from left to right: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippine Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey.
    — Submitted September 7, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, September 5, 2010
6. Jefferson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial Committee - This bronze plaque is on a separate pedestal, a few steps away from the main memorial.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,453 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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