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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Korea

 
 
Korea Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. Korea Marker
Inscription.

On June 25, 1950, North Korean troops started the Korean War by invading South Korea. Two days later, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution calling member nations to help defend South Korea. In all, 16 nations sent troops to assist South Korea; over 90 percent were American. By September, United Nations forces had been pushed back to the Pusan Perimeter. On September 15, 1950, UN forces landed at Inchon, cutting off North Korean forces in the south. They pushed all the way to the Yalu River, which separated North Korea from China. Uneasy with UN forces on its border, China intervened in the war and pushed UN forces south of the 38th Parallel. Truce talks began in July 1951, and in July 1953 the two sides signed an armistice ending the war.

Deaths: 36,568
Wounds: 103,284

[Photo captions read]:
F-86s South Korea
"The Forgotten War" [map]


 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.012′ N, 94° 13.799′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Photos on Korea Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
2. Photos on Korea Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cold War (here, next to this marker); Vietnam (here, next to this marker); Persian Gulf War (here, next to this marker); War on Terrorism (here, next to this marker); The War in Afghanistan (here, next to this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom (here, next to this marker); Victory in the Pacific (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Korean War, 1950-1953. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Korean War. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Korean War, 1950-1953. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Korean War Project. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The Korean War at American Experience PBS. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Korean
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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