Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing
for Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties
The units listed below account for 96% of the Americans killed by hostile actions in Korea. Wounded in action include only those actually hospitalized
2nd Infantry Division 7,094KIA 16,575WIA
1st Marine Division 4,004KIA 25,864WIA
7th Infantry Division 3,905KIA 10,858WIA
1st Cavalry Division 3,811KIA 12,086WIA
24th Infantry Division 3,735KIA 7,395WIA
25th Infantry Division 3,048KIA 10,186WIA
3rd Infantry Division 2,160KIA 7,939WIA
Far East Air Force 5th Air Force 1,200KIA 368WIA
5th Regimental Combat Team 867KIA 3,188WIA
45th Infantry Division 834KIA 3,170WIA
Naval Forces Far East 7th Fleet 458KIA 1,576WIA
187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team 442KIA 1,656WIA
40th Infantry Division 376KIA 1,457WIA
1st Marine Aircraft Wing 258KIA 174WIA
29th RCT was attached to the 24th ID and later assigned to the 27th and 35th Inf Regts of the 25th ID. It lost 313 men KIA on July 25-26, 1950, alone. Figures are included above.
In addition to the units listed, 1,432 Army personnel assigned to outfits independent of the divisions and RCTs were also KIA.
Source: Battle Casualties of the Army, 30 September 1954 (Office Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, Dept. of the Army) and other sources.
Re-dedication October 7, 2006
The memorial lists major events of the war as well as those from SE Pennsylvania who gave their lives in defense of the Republic of Korea.
Location. 39° 56.695′ N, 75° 8.605′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 38th Parallel Plaza and Dock Street, on the left when traveling south on 38th Parallel Plaza. Touch for map. Memorial is in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); “A Man Full of Trouble” Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (about 400 feet away); Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803) (about 400 feet away); Fraunces Tavern (about 600 feet away); Cruiser Olympia - Submarine Becuna (about 800 feet away); Society Hill / The New Market and Head House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean •
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