Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Jeﬀerson County (Kentucky) Korean War Memorial
JUNE 25, 1950 - North Korean Communist troops crossed the 38th Parallel, invading South Korea. Within days, the South Korean capital of Seoul fell into Communist hands.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1950 - Allied troops make very difficult amphibious landings by sailing from Japan to Inchon on the northwest coast of South Korea. This surprise landing behind enemy lines cut off North Korean troops, and was a major turning point in the war. Within days, Allied forces recaptured Seoul, marched into North Korea, and drove enemy troops to the Yalu River on the North Korean and Chinese border.
OCTOBER 14 - 20, 1950 - More than 300,000 Chinese Communist forces (CCF) began to infiltrate the North Korean border, entering into the war on the side of North Korea. Badly outnumbered, Allied troops are pushed back below the 38th Parallel over the next few months.
JANUARY 4, 1951 - The capital city of Seoul falls to Communist forces for the second time. Allied troops dug in approximately 25 miles south of Seoul to end the Allied retreat. Allied forces within days inflicted heavy losses on the enemy troops and began the Allied advance, retaking Seoul and moving a short distance into North Korea.
NOVEMBER 27, 1951 - An agreement was made that existing battle lines would be the final dividing line between North and South Korea.
JEFFERSON COUNTY KOREAN WAR CASUALTIES
Donald Lee Abney * Ray M. Adams * John J. Aspden * Wilmer Bailey * William E. Barnes * Norman F. Barr * Courtenay Barrett * John H. Basham * Clifford D. Beasley * Willie Beckley * James E. Beville * James H. Blair * Clifford R. Bogard * Alfred G. Borkland Jr. * Raymond Trammell Bowers * Charles W. Bragg * Charles W. Brown * Meade M. Brown * Paul C. Bryant * Fred E. Burks * Jack W. Campbell * Jackie A. Campbell * Grant D. Carter Jr. * Norman G. Cawthorn * William R. Cluff * Charles Coleman * John Soulard Collins * George W. Conner * Harold R. Cooper * Ellis H. Copeland * David E. Crabtree * Chester Davidowski * William H. Dean * Eugene Dedman * Harold A. Duncan * Clyde G. Dunn * Joseph N. Eberle * Junior E. Ellefson * James A. Elliott * Edward Richard Evans * Raymond Fairchild * James Carl Farris * Herman G. Felhoelter * Clark Feltner * Chester A. Fields * Kenneth R. Flowers * Patrick H. Ford Jr. * Thomas O. Fowler * Harvey L. Frey * John William Gahan * George M. Gales * Henry C. Gamble * Koeling B. Gardner * Murrel Garvin * Richard E. Gerrish Jr. * Charles Everett Gettings * James Gidron * George D. Gillespie
Location. 38° 6.36′ N, 85° 38.22′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on McNeely Lake Drive (Park Road) 0.4 miles south of Cooper Chapel Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The memorial is located in McNeely Park. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40228, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured Pennsylvania Run Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); Morgan - On To Ohio (approx. 9½ miles away); Ruff Memorial Wheelmen's Bench / Cycle Carnival 1897 (approx. 9.6 miles away); Enid Yandell (1869-1934) / Renowned Woman Sculptor (approx. 9.7 miles away); Churchill Downs (approx. 10.1 miles away); George Rogers Clark (approx. 10½ miles away); Perryville Prelude (approx. 10.6 miles away); Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
1. Flags Represented on the Memorial
The various national flags shown on the memorial are, from left to right: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippine Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey.
— Submitted September 7, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Categories. • War, Korean •
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