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Danbury Area Korean War Memorial

 
 
Danbury Area Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
1. Danbury Area Korean War Memorial
Inscription.
Korean War
1950 – 1953
to those who died
Honor and Eternal Rest
to those still missing
Rememberance and Hope
to those who returned
Gratitude and Peace

[Inscribed on the left panel]
Danbury
Richard Q. Braman PFC USMC KIA 22 Sep 1950
Lee R. Hartell 1st Lt USA KIA 27 Aug 1951 Medal of Honor
Richard C. Newton Pfc USA KIA 22 Jul 1953
Donald J. Cunha Cpl USMC KIA 17 Sep 1951
Leonard C. Hull Cpl USA MIA 20 Jul 1950
Albert W. Plumb Pvt USA KIA 30 Nov 1950
Francis W. Dwyer Sgt USA KIA 27 Jul 1950
Kenneth R. Mahon Sgt USA MIA 18 May 1951
Ernest B. Richard PFC USA KIA 26 May 1951
James Harrison, Jr. PFC USA KIA 24 Oct 1952
Gerald D. Troccola Cpl USA MIA 29 Jul 1950

New Fairfield
Ralph A. Britton Cpl USMC KIA 7 Oct 1952

Bethel
George A. Perdrizet, Jr. Pvt USA MIA 23 Apr 1961

New Milford
Gerald V. Yarrish PFC USA MIA 30 Nov 1950

Redding / Georgetown
Leonard H. Bennett Cpl USA KIA 12 Jan 1952

Newtown
Daniel G. Hill PFC USA KIA 4 Jul 1952
Earle M. Lockwood, Jr. Sgt USA KIA 15 Sep 1950

[Inscribed on the left panel]

The Korean War

On June 25 1950, communist
Danbury Area Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
2. Danbury Area Korean War Memorial
[ Left Panel ]
North Korean armed forces crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea in a full scale war of aggression, determined to place the entire Korean peninsula under their control.

Reacting to this invasion, the United Nations Security Council, for the first time in history, created a United Nations Command to restore peace and security in the area. The President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, ordered American combat units into Korea to support the Republic of South Korea in repelling the armed attack.

This war produced some of the most difficult and heartrending combat in the history of the United States Armed Forces. It was the least expected of wars. Fought under the most unfavorable possible military conditions. The human and material cost was staggering.

After three years of bitter combat, an armistice was signed on July 27, 1953, establishing the boundary line between North and South Korea at the 38th parallel, the point of the initial invasion. The Korean War occupies a unique place in world history – it was the first time a United Nations coalition turned the tide against communist aggression.

United States War Statistics
Served in Korea During War: 1,500,000
Stationed in Far East: 1,789,000
On Active Duty 1950 – 1953: 5,764143
Combat deaths: 33,629
Wounded In Action: 103,284
Missing
Danbury Area Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
3. Danbury Area Korean War Memorial
[Right Panel]
In Action: 8,177
Prisoners of War: 7,140
Prisoners Returned: 4,418
Died In Captivity: 2,701
Non-Combat Deaths: 2,786
Unaccounted For: 389
Medal of Honor Recipients: 131
Army Navy Air Force Marines Coast Guard

[A plaque in front of the memorial reads]:
This memorial is dedicated on the 25th day of July 1993, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the armistice ending the hostilities of the Korean War.

People from the Greater Danbury Area towns of Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, and Sherman have established this monument to honor and express enduring gratitude for the courage and sacrifice of the American men and women who served during the Korean War and to remember forever those who gave their lives to the cause of freedom.
 
Erected 1993.
 
Location. 41° 23.163′ N, 73° 26.616′ W. Marker is in Danbury, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Drive and South Street (Connecticut Route 53), on the left when traveling south on Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Danbury War Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Danbury CT 06810, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Plaque in Front image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
4. Plaque in Front
are within walking distance of this marker. Danbury Area Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Danbury Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (approx. 0.2 miles away); John W. Leahy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danbury During the Revolutionary War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danbury World War II Memorial (approx. mile away); Danbury 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danbury.
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
Memorial Nearby image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 17, 2009
5. Memorial Nearby
In Memory of
First Lieutenant
Lee. R. Hartell
Congressional
Medal of Honor
Korea 1951
Memorial Nearby image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 17, 2009
6. Memorial Nearby
In Memory of
Corporal
Nathan E. Hickok
Congressional
Medal of Honor
Civil War April 6, 1865
Inscribed in the Walk Around the Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 17, 2009
7. Inscribed in the Walk Around the Memorial
Veterans Memorial Walkway
Dedicated July 27, 1994
Greater Danbury Area Chapter
Korean War Veterans Association
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 2,286 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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