Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Korean War Memorial
This memorial commemorates the conflict that began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean military forces crossed the 38th Parallel and launched a massive invasion of South Korea. Responding to pleas for help by the Government of the Republic of Korea, the United States sought a United Nations Security Council Resolution condemning North Korea's actions and calling upon every member nation to give "every assistance" to South Korea. Subsequently, President Harry S. Truman committed U.S. military forces to the defense of the Republic of Korea.
Over the next three years, military forces from the Republic of Korea, the United States, and from fifteen other countries pursued the mandate of the United Nations to defend South Korea's independence and to restore stability to the Korean Peninsula. The human costs of that struggle were great. Total estimated casualties - killed, wounded, missing in action - suffered by the Republic of Korea were 238,656; by the United States 142,091; and by other United Nations forces 17,260. Approximately one million South Korean civilian casualties and another one million North Korean civilian casualties occurred
Although Korea suffered grievously, and the conflict that burned back and forth across the Korean landscape for more than than three years has oft been termed "The Forgotten War," the Korean Conflict represents a difficult, yet ultimately successful, struggle to achieve security and prosperity for the People of South Korea and to further the cause of freedom for all mankind.
Remembering the KU Family who gave their lives for the Cause of Freedom during the Korean War...
[Roll of Honored Dead]
William B. Askren John Ast Bayard M. Atwood Carl F. Barlow George B. Boughton Richard Ellsworth Brewster John L. Bunting Ted Coltharp William M. Combest Raymond F. Conklin Robert W. Corbin Jack A. Davenport Marion Thomas Dragastin Jerry P. Flynn John K. Frei Alfred Nelson Gordon Todd Harden Robert H. Hucke Kenneth W. Hughes Ralph E. Jacobs Edgar L. K. Johnson John Harvey Land Lawrence Larzalere James Edward Miller Joseph M. Murphy Frank S. Norris Charles R. O'Keefe Tillman O. Peters Henry Raab
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list.
Location. 38° 57.542′ N, 95° 14.988′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. Memorial is on Memorial Drive 0.1 miles east of West Campus Road, on the left when traveling east. Memorial is on the University of Kansas campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrence KS 66045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California and Oregon Trails Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II Memorial Campanile (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Victory Eagle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forrest "Phog" Clare Allen (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Castle Tea Room (approx. Ύ mile away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. Ύ mile away); Unknown Dead (approx. Ύ mile away); South Park (approx. Ύ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrence.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 30, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.