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Korea

 

 

GIBSON, Guy T.
ER14238973, MOS 03705
PFC, U. S. ARMY
49th FIELD ART BN (105MM), 7th INF DIV
KIA March 07, 1951
Operation Ripper, Republic of Korea
(Pine Hall)
Eden United Methodist Church Cemetery

MOORE, Charles S.
US53082749, MOS 04745
PVT, U. S. Army
L CO, 3rd BN
8th CAV REGT (INF), 1st CAV DIV
KIA October 08, 1951
Chorwon Area, North Korea
(Lawsonville)
Snow Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

WILSON, Gilmer W.
RA13305392, MOS 00055
PFC, U. S. ARMY
C CO, 1st BN
23rd INF REGT, 2nd INF DIV
POW September 01, 1950
while defending the Pusan Perimeter
Killed by retreating enemy forces while POW
September 26, 1950
Taejon, Republic of Korea
((Sandy Ridge)
Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery


7th Infantry Division Patch 1st Calvary Division Patch  
7th Infantry Div.  1st Calvary Div.  2nd Infantry Div.

Korean War Memorial Korean War Memorial Wall
The Statutes The Memorial Wall

The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located near the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. It was dedicated on July 27, 1995. The Memorial commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million American who served in the U.S. Armed Services during the three-year period of the Korean War. The war was one of the most hard fought in our history. During its relatively short duration from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953, 54,246 Americans died in support of their country. Of these, 8,200 are listed as missing in action or lost or buried at sea. In addition 103,284 were wounded during the conflict. As an integral part of the Memorial, the Korean War Honor Roll was established, honoring those U.S. military personnel who died world-wide during the war.

The nineteen stainless steel statues were sculpted by Frank Gaylord of Barre, VT and cast by Tallix Foundries of Beacon, NY. They are approximately seven feet tall and represent an ethnic cross section of America. The advance party has 14 Army, 3 Marine, 1 Navy and 1 Air Force members. The statues stand in patches of Juniper bushes and are separated by polished granite strips, which give a semblance of order and symbolize the rice paddies of Korea. The troops wear ponchos covering their weapons and equipment. The ponchos seem to blow in the cold winds of Korea.

The Mural Wall was designed by Louis Nelson of New York, NY and fabricated by Cold Spring Granite Company, Cold Spring, MN. The muralist, sculptor and architect worked closely to create a two dimensional work of art adjacent to the statues, a three dimensional work of art. The wall consists of 41 panels extending 164 feet. Over 2,400 photographs of the Korean War were obtained from the National Archives. They were enhanced by computer to give a uniform lighting effect and the desired size. The mural, representing those forces supporting the foot soldier, depicts Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard personnel and their equipment. The etchings are arranged to give a wavy appearance in harmony with the layout of the statues. The reflective quality of the Academy Black Granite creates the image of a total of 38 statues, symbolic of the 38th Parallel and the 38 months of the war. When viewed from afar, it also creates the appearance of the mountain ranges of Korea.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission

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