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Korean War Irish Memorial

 
 
Korean War Irish Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 25, 2015
1. Korean War Irish Memorial
Inscription.  In memory of these Irish born men who gave their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces in the Korean War 1950-1953 and who on October 30, 2003 became citizens of the United States by a Special Act of Congress

28 men and their counties of birth follow

October Fourteenth 2006
 
Erected 2006.
 
Location. 40° 39.279′ N, 73° 59.768′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Lawn Avenue. The marker ins in Green-Wood Cemetery near Landscape and Lawn Avenues. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11218, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “The Greeter”/John Coleman/George Catlin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Chapel (about 700 feet away); New York City Airliner Disaster (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor DeWitt Clinton (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Brooks Henderson (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Green-Wood Cemetery
Korean War Irish Memorial site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 5, 2014
2. Korean War Irish Memorial site
(approx. mile away); Green-Wood Cemetery Gates (approx. mile away); William Moir Smith (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .  The Wild Geese - The 28 Irish GIs Who Died in Korea. U.S. law provides for citizenship for foreigners who survive service in the U.S. Military; not for the dead. (Submitted on November 24, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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