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Korean War

“The Forgotten War”

 
 
Korean War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 27, 2011
1. Korean War Marker
Inscription.
(West face)
In Honor of the Men and Women
Who Served in the Armed Forces of
The United States During the Period
June 1950 to July 1953


   On 25 June 1950 the army of communist North Korea, The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Army (DPRK) invaded the Republic of South Korea. Prompt military action by the United States Army and Marine Divisions, despite limited supplies, stopped the North Korean advance in a defensive line known as the Pusan Perimeter that ran south and east of the Naktong River. A subsequent United States assault on North Korea toward the Yalu River led to Communist Chinese involvement in the war and combined United Nations forces retreated as they faced a new and determined enemy.
   By March 1951 the Korean War had become a stalemate. With both sides suffering heavy casualties fighting to gain control of individual hills in the rugged terrain near the 38th parallel. Cease fire talks began in 1951 but not until 27 July 1953 did negotiations re-establish the line of demarcation between North and South Korea along the 38th parallel with a 4000 meter wide demilitarized zone separating the former combatants.
   The United States continues to maintain a military presence in South Korea.

(Base)
During
Korean War Marker, west face continued image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 27, 2011
2. Korean War Marker, west face continued
the Korean War 54, 246 American Service Men and women sacrificed their lives with an additional 105,000 casualties. This first military confrontation of the Cold War had remained a limited war without using nuclear weapons. The United States had successfully contained communism. Over the next three decades under United States influence, South Korea evolved from an authoritarian government into fully democratic, economically successful nation.
(South face)
The Battles
Chipyongni               Pusan Perimeter
Choncchon River    Pyongyang
Chosin Reservoir    Seoul
Hagaru                       Sudong
Hungnam                  Toksan Dam
Inchon                        Unsan
Kunure                       Wonju
Nantong River          Yalu River
Osan                            Yudam-Ni
(North face)
The Hills
Bloody Ridge            Pork Chop Hill
Bunker Hill               Sniper Ridge
Heartbreak Ridge    Stud Hill
Little Gibralter           T-Bone Hill
Old Baldy                   Triangle Hill

 
Location. 32° 6.962′ N, 81° 14.238′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Bourne Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the Mighty Eighth
Korean War Marker base image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 27, 2011
3. Korean War Marker base
Museum Memorial Garden .3miles north of Louisville Road US 80. Marker is in this post office area: Pooler GA 31322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rackheath Station 145 (a few steps from this marker); 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) (a few steps from this marker); Capt. Alfred L. Goodman (a few steps from this marker); Merle C. Olmsted (a few steps from this marker); World's Top Mustang Ace (a few steps from this marker); 96th BG 339th BS - Shot Down (a few steps from this marker); 355th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .  The Korean War (1950–53). was a military conflict between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and People's Republic of China (PRC), with air support from the Soviet Union...The United Nations, particularly the United States, came to the aid of the South Koreans.... (Submitted on January 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 27, 2011
4. Korean War Memorial
Korean War Memorial, southside "The Battles" image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 27, 2011
5. Korean War Memorial, southside "The Battles"
Korean War Memorial, northside "The Hills" image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 27, 2011
6. Korean War Memorial, northside "The Hills"
Korean War Memorial, near the Mighty Eighth Memorial Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 27, 2011
7. Korean War Memorial, near the Mighty Eighth Memorial Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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