Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Korean War Memorial
of South Carolina who served in
The Korean War
25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953
82,000 Palmetto State residents served in what has been called "The Forgotten War". Of that number, 26,000 served in the Far East, 1327 were wounded and 472 perished. These South Carolinians, part of the silent generation, are not forgotten! At the outset of "The Cold War", they fought against expansive communist regimes, thereby expressing a deep commitment to ideals envisioned in the charter of the United Nations.
On the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the war, the grateful citizens of South Carolina dedicate this memorial to those men and women and their families in remembrance of the sacrifices they made.
25 June 2000
Location. 34° 0.157′ N, 81° 2.588′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Hampton Street near Wayne Street. Touch for map. Located in Columbia's Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Columbia (S.C.) Holocaust Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); China - Burma - India Veterans (within shouting distance of this A Tribute To All U.S. Military Personnel On This Day Of Infamy (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina State Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS Columbia CL-56 (about 300 feet away); "The Spirit of the American Doughboy " (about 300 feet away); Fleishman Family Chapel (about 800 feet away); Entrance to Cemetery of the Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Society (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
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1. The Korean War , From Wikipedia. a military conflict between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China (PRC), with military material aid from the Soviet Union. The war was a result of the physical division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II. (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. The Korean War , From Wikipedia. ...a military conflict between (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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