Chicopee in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Korean War Memorial
who served in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War.
June 1950 July 1953
Especially remembered are these 13 men who made the supreme sacrifice
in giving their lives for the principles and freedoms we enjoy."
PVT Walter E. Kurtz USA
BW 1/C Roger Pelland USN
Lt. George A. Lavoie USAF
PFC Joseph A. Lambert USA
CPL Harvey E. Carpenter USA
2nd Lt. Thomas A. Janelle USMC
PVT Armand Patenaude USA
M/Sgt Franceszek J. Kulik USA
BM 2/C Richard J. Provost USN
1st Lt. George M. Lukakis USAF
PFC Normand Leo Laplante USA
Capt Kenneth W. Descheneaux USA
CPL George H. Lormier Jr. USA
Bottom Pedestal - left
At 0400 25 June 1950 the North Korean Army invaded across the 38th parallel into South Korea. The United States Army Forces participated in the Forgotten War as a part of the U.N. forces to expel the enemy from South Korea. On 27 July 1953 a cease-fire was signed.
Bottom Pedestal - middle
Yalu River Chosin Reservoir Sukchon Koto-Ri Hagaru-Ri Pyong Yang Heartbreak Ridge Pork Chop Hill Bloody Ridge Hill 481 Punchbowl Inje Valley
« « « 38th Parallel « « DMZ « « «
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Along with our thirteen fallen heroes from this city, the United States total troops who served were 5,764,143 54,246 died 103,284 wounded 7,140 captured 8,177 missing in action The City of Chicopee has not forgotten!!
Dedicated 30 June 1996
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Joseph J. Chessey, Jr. Mayor
Chicopee Veterans' Memorial and Patriotic Committee
Presented on July 25, 1993 by:
American Legion Posts
Charles C. Kennedy 275 Aldenville 337 Willimansett 353 Fairview 438 Chicopee Center 452
Veterans of Foreign Wars
William F. Davitt Post 625
AMVET Post 12
World War I Barracks 354
Disables American Veterans
Westover Chapter 11 Chicopee Chapter 19
Polish Legion of American Veterans
Polish American Veterans
Andrew Balut Post
Erected 1996 by Chicopee Veterans' Memorial and Patriotic Committee.
Location. 42° 8.868′ N, 72° 35.615′ W. Marker is in Chicopee, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Bonneville Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicopee MA 01013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Citizens of Chicopee Remember World War II (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank J Szot Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka (approx. ¼ mile away); Szot Memorial Park Fountain (approx. ¼ mile away); Cabotville Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicopee.
Categories. • War, Korean •
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