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State of Ohio Korean War Memorial

and All Veterans’ Memorial Walkway

 
 
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial
Inscription.
Welcome to the
Ohio Korean War Memorial
and All Veterans' Memorial Walkway


During the 120th General Assembly regular
session 1993-1994, both houses of the
State of Ohio Legislature unanimously
voted Dayton as the official site
of the Ohio Korean War Memorial.
This memorial site was dedicated by
Lieutenant Governor Michael Dewine on
July 19, 1993

As you enter the 475-foot-long All Veterans'
Memorial Walkway leading to the Ohio Korean War
Memorial, you will notice gray and black granite
tiles on the right-hand side. The gray tiles
list alphabetically by state the names of the
8182 Missing in Action from the Korean War.
This list is the same as that located in the
Punch Bowl Crater National Cemetery in Hawaii.
This is the only memorial within the continental
United States which lists the names of these MIA's.
The black tiles chronologically explain the 10
major campaigns and other significant events of
the Korean War from the first action on June 25, 1950
through the signing of the cease-fire armistice
on July 27, 1953.

On the left-hand side of the walkway are engraved
bricks purchased by individuals and organizations
to honor veterans who have proudly served their
country
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
2. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial
from the time of the Revolutionary War
through Desert Storm. The bricks near the end of the
right-hand side of the walkway recognize Medal of
Honor Recipients and Prisoners of War.
This memorial was dedicated September 9, 1995

As you enter this area of
the memorial to your right
the gray granite tablets lists
alphabetically by county
the 3625 Ohioans killed as
a result of the Korean War
Dedicated September 9, 1995

This memorial and all veterans memorial
walkway is dedicated to all who
served in the military during
the Korean War
especially those who made
the supreme sacrifice and
those missing in action.

This is a place for their
family and friends to
come and know their loved ones
are not forgotten

All Veterans Memorial Walkway
On your right - the names on gray
granite tiles are the MIA's from the
Korean War listed alphabetically by state.
The black granite tiles list the 10
major campaigns of the Korean War

On your left - are bricks purchased
in memory of someone or those listed
who supported the efforts of
this memorial.

The gray granite tiles list major
monetary and in kind contributors
to this project.

Donated by
UAW Local 696 Dayton, Ohio

The
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
3. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Dedication
heroic, selfless and invaluable contribution of the Army nurses to the
eminent success of the Army Medical Service throughout the Korean Conflict
is beyond the power of words to extol. Certainly, you have enhanced in the
highest degree the esteemed record of the glorious and galant [sic] Army Nurses Corps.
General Matthew B. Ridgway

Little has been written about the women's role during the Korean War, but much is remembered about those angels in O.D. [olive drab] whose hospitals were tents called MASH units, often in sound of gunfire, and in direct threat of loss of life. During the Korean War over 2000 women saw duty. These nurses are credited in helping bring the ratio of wounded to deaths to the lowest factor of any American war to that point. We choose to honor those brave and galant [sic] women by sharing a few quotes of two individuals who experienced first hand their valor.

With Army nurses somewhere in Korea - 1951
This is the story of the Army nurses, a small group of women so devoted and so humble in their service here to the wounded fighting men of all countries that they seem a species apart from ordinary people. I have met these girls in forward mobile and field hospitals, watched them at work, and billeted with them for days at a time through their light and heavy loads of the wounded. Often in their Army slacks
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Listing image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
4. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Listing
and olive drab sweaters pulled over rough shirts, they don't even look like women but field soldiers. Yet they are women in the richest and most merciful sense - women who sometimes show stress at the demands of their skill, endurance and courage who react with human, though controlled, emotions to terrible sights and conditions - but never quit. No praise can be too extravagant for the great physical and psychological contributions that they are making for not only do they know how to handle the complicated medical equipment and processes, the anesthetics, the splints, the blood that will heal and save what the guns and machinery have sought to destroy, they also understand above all - because they have brothers and fathers and sweethearts - how to talk to the wounded in spirit, to ease their mental shock, to free their minds.
Gertrude Samuels

 
Erected 1995 by State of Ohio, Veteran Organizations, Grateful Citizens and Others.
 
Location. 39° 46.048′ N, 84° 11.391′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and the north bank of the Great Miami River, on the right when traveling north on Riverside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 Riverside Drive, Dayton OH 45405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
All Veterans' Memorial Walkway image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
5. All Veterans' Memorial Walkway
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Edward Deeds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Huffman Prairie (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Solution: Wing Warping (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCook Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wright-Patterson AFB (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Glenn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sir George Cayley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgolfier Brothers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Korean War Memorial. (Submitted on April 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Korean War Memorial. (Submitted on April 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Korean War Veterans Association. (Submitted on April 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Wikipedia entry for the Korean War. (Submitted on April 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Names
I would love to be able to find out the names that are engraved on the War Memorial. I am working on a project with the Historical Society of Gallia County, in identifing those who were KIA or MIA. It would be great if there were a list of the names that are on the memorial.

Editor's
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Nurses image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
6. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Nurses
Note for future viewers of this page:
If you have a readable picture or transcription of the names on the Honor Roll, please consider posting them on this marker page for future research projects such as this one from the Historical Society of Gallia County. Thank you.
    — Submitted July 14, 2010, by Cheryl Enyart of Gallipolis, Ohio.

2. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll
Is is possible to zoom in on the Memorial Honor Roll wall to identify your loved one's name? Your response is greatly appreciated. I am honored to have my loved one's name listed on the Memorial.

Editor's Note: We regret these pictures aren't readable. We have an Editor's Want listing on this page for readable pictures. Now that you've posted here, you will get an email whenever this page is updated. Hopefully soon someone will upload new pictures.
    — Submitted October 23, 2011, by Tammy Jean Cardwell of Gallipolis, Ohio.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyHeroesMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, Korean
 
Gallia County Korean War Dead image. Click for full size.
By Darryl Smith
7. Gallia County Korean War Dead
As requested...I took a trip to see this memorial (which if you are in Dayton you should take a few minutes to do as it is impressive) and snapped this pic of the Gallia County dead.
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
8. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Entrance
Walkway leading south toward memorial, with downtown Dayton in far background.
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
9. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Statue
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
10. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial - Korea image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
11. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial - Korea
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial - Ohio image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
12. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial - Ohio
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
13. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll
Adams County to Clermont County.
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
14. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll
Clinton County to Fayette County.
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
15. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll
Fayette County to Henry County.
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
16. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll
Henry County to Monroe County.
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
17. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll
Montgomery County to Stark County.
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
18. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Honor Roll
Stark County to Wyandot County.
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
19. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology
UN Defensive - 27 June to 15 September 1950
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
20. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology
UN Offensive - 16 September to 2 November 1950
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
21. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology
CCF [Communist Chinese Forces] Intervention - 3 November 1950 - 24 January 1951
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
22. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology
First UN Counteroffensive - 25 January to 21 April 1951
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
23. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology
CCF Spring Offensive - 22 April to 8 July 1951
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
24. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology
UN Summer-Fall Offensive - 9 July to 27 November 1951
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
25. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology
Second Korean Winter - 28 November 1951 to 30 April 1952
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
26. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology
Korea Summer-Fall 1952 - 1 May to 30 November 1952
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
27. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology
Third Korean Winter - 1 December 1952 to 30 April 1953
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
28. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial Chronology
Korea Summer 1953 - 1 May to 27 July 1953
Part of All Veterans' Walkway image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
29. Part of All Veterans' Walkway
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial in background.
State of Ohio Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
30. State of Ohio Korean War Memorial
Medal of Honor Section
Ohio Korean War Memorial Unsung Heroes image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
31. Ohio Korean War Memorial Unsung Heroes
Salute to the Unsung Heroes of the
Korean War who did not return

USS Essex (CV-9) Task Force 77 US Navy
Air Group 5 - 7,840 combat sorties
August 1951 through March 1952
Our air group and ship's company-many of whom
were WWII veteran reservists-proudly answered the
call to duty in Korea-performed with honor-
returned without fanfare or recognition
yet we were the lucky ones; twenty of us
did not return
We Gave Some-They Gave All
Marvin L. Billow ATA2
Ohio Korean War Memorial Chosin Few image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
32. Ohio Korean War Memorial Chosin Few
Chosin Reservoir Battle
North Korea, November-December 1950
Creed
Whatever we were in the frozen long ago
and whatever we are now we are bound
as one for life in an exclusive
fraternity of honor
The only way of joining our ranks is to
have paid the dues of duty sacrifice
and valor by being there
The cost of joining, in short,
is beyond all earthly wealth.
Ohio Chapter
Ohio Korean War Memorial Combat Veterans image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
33. Ohio Korean War Memorial Combat Veterans
In honor of
Korean War Combat Veterans

Baker Company
15th Regimental Combat Team
3rd Infantry Division

United States Army
1950 - 1953
Ohio Korean War Memorial - Jack L. Perry image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
34. Ohio Korean War Memorial - Jack L. Perry
To honor
Jack L. Perry
Youngest POW Korean War
Combat at age 15
Captured at age 16
POW 28 months
Ohio Korean War Memorial Women image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
35. Ohio Korean War Memorial Women
Dedicated to all women
who served their country
Ohio Korean War Memorial Overseas Women image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
36. Ohio Korean War Memorial Overseas Women
Dedicated to all women
who have served their country overseas.
Womens Overseas Service League
Ohio Korean War Memorial Ridgway Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
37. Ohio Korean War Memorial Ridgway Bench
Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway
Commander U.S. Eighth Army Korea 1950
Supreme Commander U.N. Forces Asia 1951
Supreme Commander Europe 1952
Chief of Staff U.S. Army 1953
M.B. Ridgway Chapter 82nd Abn Div Assoc
Ohio Korean War Memorial Sherman Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
38. Ohio Korean War Memorial Sherman Bench
In memory of
Dr. Harvey A. Sherman
Lt. U.S. Navy
USS Philippine Sea - 47+9
Korea 1951-1953
From wife Betty, son Richard
Ohio Korean War Memorial Purple Heart Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
39. Ohio Korean War Memorial Purple Heart Bench
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Dept of Ohio
Ohio Korean War Memorial DAV Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
40. Ohio Korean War Memorial DAV Bench
Department of Ohio
Disabled American Veterans
Ohio Korean War Memorial AMVETS Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
41. Ohio Korean War Memorial AMVETS Bench
Donated by AMVETS Post 33
Dayton, Ohio 1995
Ohio Korean War Memorial VFW Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
42. Ohio Korean War Memorial VFW Bench
David L. Sabec Memorial VFW Post 9582
1994 Vandalia, Ohio 1995
All Gave Some - Some Gave All
Ohio Korean War Memorial VFW Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
43. Ohio Korean War Memorial VFW Bench
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Kettering Memorial Post 9927
Proud to be an American
Veterans of All Wars
Ohio Korean War Memorial VFW Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
44. Ohio Korean War Memorial VFW Bench
1995 Donated by
Members and Auxiliary of
VFW Post 9936
Ohio Korean War Memorial Goldberg Family Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
45. Ohio Korean War Memorial Goldberg Family Bench
Four generations of service to America
Samuel, Sadler First Class, Army AEF Europe WWI
Harold, MM3, USN Pacific WWII
Dr. Morris W, SSgt, 7AF Pacific WWII
A B (Benny), SSgt, Gunner B-24, 13AF Pacific WWII
Jack, YN2, USN Pacific WWII, Aleutians, Korea
David W, BT3, USN Atlantic, Cuban Crisis
Randy L, EW2, USN Persian Gulf
Robert D Jay, FN, USN Persian Gulf
Bryan D Jacobs, SrA, USAF Desert Storm
Ohio Korean War Memorial Board & Planning Members image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
46. Ohio Korean War Memorial Board & Planning Members
 
 
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