Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial (HMOJJ)

Location: Overland Park, KS 66213 Johnson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.753', W 94° 40.643'

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Freedom Is Not Free

Kansas honors her uniformed
sons and daughters
who answered their
country's call to
defend a country
they did not know
and a people they
had never met

Over a million and a half U.S. Soldiers
served in the Korean War, 1950-53.
36,940 lost their lives, including
415 from the State of Kansas.
8,171 are still Missing in Action (MIA).
This memorial is to honor them
as well as all members of the
Armed Forces who defended freedom in
Korea. Overland Park, Kansas Chapter
#1-181, Korean War Veterans Association
has erected this memorial to honor their
sacrifice in what many called,
America's "Forgotten War".
Korean War Veterans extend their gratitude
to all who helped make this
Place of Honor possible.

"The Korean landscape in the
early 1950's was rugged terrain
with numerous rocks and boulders.
Major battles were fought on
rocky Korean hills resulting in
many killed and wounded.
The rock hills you see here
are a representation of those
in Korea at that time."

These 38 pylons are symbolic.
They represent the 38th Parallel
which was of major significance in
bringing about the truce that ended
the Korean Conflict.
As of today, September 30, 2006,
this 15-mile wide Demilitarized Zone
still serves as the dividing line
between North and South Korea.

Medal of Honor [Recipients]

Adams, Stanley T.
Rank: Master Sergeant
(Then Sergeant First Class).
Organization: U.S. Army, Company A.
19th Infantry Regiment.
Place and date: Near Sesim-Ni
Korea, Feb. 4, 1951
[Citation not transcribed]

Davenport, Jack A.
Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Marine Corps.
Company C, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines,
1st Marine Division [Reinforced]
Place and date: Vicinity of Songnae-do
Korea, Sept. 21, 1951
[Citation not transcribed]

The Purple Heart
is awarded to those brave
soldiers who were wounded
or killed in military action.
The Kansas Korean War Veterans
recognize and honor the recipients
of this symbol of courage
and dedication.

Troops from many nations around the world aided in this effort

Australia · Belgium · Canada
Columbia · Denmark · Ethiopia
France · Greece · India · Italy
Luxembourg · New Zealand · Norway
South Africa · South Korea · Sweden
Thailand · The Netherlands
The Philippines · The Republic of South Africa
Turkey · United Kingdom · United States of America

628,833 UN Soldiers were Killed in Action
during the conflict

American Casualties
36,940 Killed by Enemy Action
103,200 Wounded
8,176 Missing in Action
7,140 Prisoners of War
2,701 Died in Captivity
Source - The Center for the Study
of the Korean War

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HM NumberHMOJJ
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByOverland Park, Kansas, Chapter #1-181, Korean War Veterans Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 3:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 354569 N 4308409
Decimal Degrees38.91255000, -94.67738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.753', W 94° 40.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 45.18" N, 94° 40' 38.58" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11902 Lowell Ave, Overland Park KS 66213, US
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