East Meadow in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Chosin Reservoir Veterans Memorial
who served at
"The Chosin Reservoir"
November - 1950 - December
Erected by New York City/Long Island Chapter of the Chosin Few.
Location. 40° 44.051′ N, 73° 34.658′ W. Marker is in East Meadow, New York, in Nassau County. Marker can be reached from Park Boulevard north of County Route 24. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Meadow NY 11554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marine Corps Memorial (here, next to this marker); Military Medical Personnel Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Medals of Honor Recipients Memorial (a few steps from this marker); War Dogs Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Silent Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Still on Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); 77th Infantry Division Reserve Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Bulge Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Meadow.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a retaining wall on the north side
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chosin Reservoir (Wikipedia). The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as the Chosin Reservoir Campaign or the Changjin Lake Campaign (Korean: 장진호 전투; hanja: 長津湖戰鬪; rr: Jangjin ho jeontu; Chinese: 长津湖战役; pinyin: Cháng Jīn Hú Zhànyì) was a decisive battle in the Korean War.... On 27 November 1950, the Chinese 9th Army surprised the US X Corps commanded by Major General Edward Almond at the Chosin Reservoir area. A brutal 17-day battle in freezing weather soon followed. In the period between 27 November and 13 December, 30,000 United Nations troops (later nicknamed "The Chosin Few") under the field command of Major General Oliver P. Smith were encircled and attacked by approximately 120,000 Chinese troops under the command of Song Shi-Lun, who had been ordered by Mao Zedong to destroy the UN forces. The UN forces were nonetheless able to make a fighting withdrawal and broke out of the encirclement while inflicting crippling losses on the Chinese. The evacuation of the X Corps from the port of Hungnam marked the complete withdrawal of UN troops from North Korea. While the Marines succeeded in withdrawing it was mainly due to Task Force Faith to their east who took on the full brunt of the Chinese offensive. Without Task Force Faith taking heavy casualties and becoming prisoners of war the Marines in the west would have more than likely been encircled. The Chinese succeeded in pushing the UN forces out of northeastern North Korea but suffered heavy casualties. (Submitted on July 28, 2017.)
2. The Battle of Chosin, Chap. 1 (American Experience - PBS, YouTube, 9 min.). On Thanksgiving Day 1950, American-led United Nations troops were on the march in North Korea. U.S. Marine and Air Force pilots distributed holiday meals. But soon after that peaceful celebration, American military leaders , including General Douglas MacArthur, were caught off guard by the entrance of the People’s Republic of China, led by Mao Zedong into the five-month-old Korean War. (Submitted on July 28, 2017.)
Categories. • War, Korean •
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