Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
“The Forgotten War”
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.
Chipyongni Pusan Perimeter
Choncchon River Pyongyang
Chosin Reservoir Seoul
Hungnam Toksan Dam
Nantong River Yalu River
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
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 •
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 630 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.