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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Kenner in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps

 
 
Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
1. Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Marker
Inscription.  
Sponsored by
Kenner State Naval Museum Commission

Commission Members
Pan Chism Burnsed · LTC (R) Theodore R. Dunigan · Denver Mulligan · Dominick L. Seandurro · Joseph P. Sunseri · Claude Todaro · Ryan F. Uhlich

Dedicated May 24, 1996

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when troops from Communist North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations called the invasion a violation of international peace and demanded that the Communists withdraw. Sixteen UN member nations sent troops to help the South Koreans with the United States sending more than 90 percent of the troops, military equipment and supplies. As one of the bloodiest wars in history, over 580,000 UN and South Korean troops were killed in the conflict. Many brave women serving in the Navy Nurse Corps in Korean combat zone provided care to wounded United States soldiers fighting as part of the UN force against the North Koreans. The war ended on July 27, 1953 when the UN and North Korea signed a truce. A permanent peace treaty has never been signed.

 
Erected 1996 by Kenner State Naval
Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, April 2, 2016
2. Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Marker
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Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. A significant historical date for this entry is June 25, 1950.
 
Location. 29° 59.427′ N, 90° 14.604′ W. Marker is in Kenner, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Memorial can be reached from Minor Street north of 18th. Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1803 Minor St, Kenner LA 70062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II U.S. Navy Seaman (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War U.S. Marine Corps (here, next to this marker); Gulf War United States Air Force (a few steps from this marker); World War I U.S. Army Doughboy (a few steps from this marker); United States Field Infantry World War II (a few steps from this marker); Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (a few steps from this marker); Restored Navy A-4 Skyhawk (a few steps from this marker); Purple Heart (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenner.
 
Veterans Memorial walkway in Kenner image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
3. Veterans Memorial walkway in Kenner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2016. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 11, 2016.   2. submitted on May 11, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.   3. submitted on May 11, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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