(1950 - 1955)
Pusan Perimeter 8/50-9/50) 3,603
Chosin Reservoir (11/50-12/50) 1,641
Kunu-Ri (11/50-12/50) 1,194
Naktong Breakout (9/50) 834
Hoengsong (2/51) 773
Taejon (7/50) 638
Heartbreak Ridge (9/51-10/51) 616
Kum River (7/50) 490
Unsan (11/50) 454
Soyang River (5/51) 406
Triangle Hill (10/52) 393
Seoul (9/50) 382
Pork Chop Hill (4/53-7/53) 342
Bloody Ridge (8/51-9/51) 341
In Theater Deaths 36,576
Deaths in Service 17,678
Wounded in Service 103,284
Missing in Action 8,100
Illinois Deaths 1,744
Illinois Missing in Action 417
Kane County Deaths 32
Four (4) Missing in Action
1948 - South Korea declared itself an independent state.
1950 - North Korea invaded South Korea. The U.S. (as a part of a 16 nation United Nations force) called the invasion a breach of international peace and
1951 - Peace talks at Kaesong and Panmunjon failed over the issue of voluntary repatriation.
1953 - The U.N., North Korea and China signed an armistice agreement and a demilitarized zone (DMZ) was established at the 38th Parallel, the dividing line in place before the war began. A permanent peace treaty between South Korea and North Korea has never been signed.
The Korean War was the first war in which a world organization, the U.N., played a military role.
The Korean War marked the first battles between jet aircraft.
South Korea sustained military and civilian casualties estimated at more than 1,300,000.
United Nations Forces casualties (not U.S.) totaled over 10,000, including more than 3,000 dead.
Estimated North Korean and Chinese casualties were more than 1,500,000.
The war ended in a stalemate.
F-86 Sabre fighter jet in flight.
M40 Gun Motor Carriage, nicknamed the "Long Tom", providing artillery support.
M.A.S.H. (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) ambulance transporting the wounded to a field hospital.
Troops advancing toward the front in their cold weather gear.
"In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is an eyelash."
Erected 2004 by Kane County Officials and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 41° 52.774′ N, 88° 18.561′ W. Marker is in Geneva, Illinois, in Kane County. Memorial is on the grounds of the Kane County Government Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 719 South Batavia Avenue, Geneva IL 60134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kane County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Spanish-American / Philippines War (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); World War II (here, next to this marker); Vietnam (here, next to this marker); Kane County Government Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); JFK Campaign Speech (approx. half a mile away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Geneva.
Also see . . .
1. Korean War. History website entry (Submitted on May 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Korean War. PBS "American Experience" website entry (Submitted on May 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Korean War Records. National Archives website entry (Submitted on May 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Korean War, 1950-1953. U.S. Army website entry (Submitted on May 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on April 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.