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Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

623rd Field Artillery Battalion

 
 
623rd Field Artillery Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
1. 623rd Field Artillery Battalion Marker
Inscription. Reorganized from the 106th A.A. Automatic Weapons Bn. and redesignated as the 623rd F.A. Battalion. Federally recognized January 29, 1947 with headquarters at Glasgow. Re-entered Federal service January 23, 1951 at Glasgow. The only unit of the Kentucky National Guard to actually serve in Korea during the Korean War. Arriving there in December, 1951 and taking part in the following campaigns:

Second Korean Winter Korea Summer-Fall 1952 Third Korean Winter Korea Summer 1953

Awarded the Navy Unit Commendation and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation

(Names of Soldiers)
 
Location. 36° 59.733′ N, 85° 54.756′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker can be reached from Green Street north of Washington Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is mounted next to a door on the southeast side of the Barren County Courthouse building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Courthouse Square, Glasgow KY 42141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barren County's Medal of Honor Winners (here, next to this marker); Our Confederate Dead (a few steps from this marker); Barren County Purple Heart Memorial
623rd Field Artillery Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
2. 623rd Field Artillery Battalion Marker
Marker is on left side of door
(a few steps from this marker); Headquarters Troop, 123rd Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Barren County World War II Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Barren County Viet Nam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Christmas Mishap (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Congressional Medal of Honour / Barren County CSA Medalists (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glasgow.
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
Southeast Side of County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 9, 2015
3. Southeast Side of County Courthouse
View to northwest from Green Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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