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Near Stockton in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Baldwin County Korean War Monument

 
 
Baldwin County Korean War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 22, 2018
1. Baldwin County Korean War Monument
Inscription.
Korean War

The Forgotten War
Remembered
1950 - 1953

In honor of all who served
and in memory of those who died

Freedom is not free

More than 8000 MIA's still unaccounted for


Reverse
The Korean war began as a civil war between the North and South Korea, the conflict soon became international. The peninsula was divided after World War Two into a Russian and China backed north and the American backed South. Each claimed the right to the other half in a effort to unify both. The country was eventually divided at the 39th parallel. In June 1950 the North Koreans launched a surprise attack against the South. The United Nations Security Council asked for U.N. nations to send troops to the region under a U.N. flag. Fifteen nations sent troops with most sent by America and the command of them was given to Gen. Douglas MacArthur. After many hard fought battles the war became one of static warfare as both sides entranced their positions. Peace talks started at Panmunjom and lasted 2 years. An armistice was signed in 1953, and the fighting came to an end. In all some five millions soldiers and civilians lost their lives. The Korean peninsula is still divided today. The United States incurred over 33000 battle
Baldwin County Korean War Monument (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 22, 2018
2. Baldwin County Korean War Monument (reverse)
deaths and more than 103,000 wounded. Missing in action still stands at more than 8000.
 
Erected by Gulf Coast Chapter 001 Korean War Veterans Association.
 
Location. 30° 58.265′ N, 87° 52.155′ W. Marker is near Stockton, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker can be reached from Alabama Route 225, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located within Baldwin County Bicentennial Park about 1100 feet west of park entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51233 AL-225, Bay Minette AL 36507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Creek War (here, next to this marker); Baldwin County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Baldwin County Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Bernardo de Galvez (a few steps from this marker); The Society War of 1812 in the State of Alabama (a few steps from this marker); All Gave Some - Some Gave All (a few steps from this marker); Baldwin County WWI Monument (a few steps from this marker); Sea Coast Mortar (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
Baldwin County Korean War Monument is visible on far left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 22, 2018
3. Baldwin County Korean War Monument is visible on far left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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