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Korean War Veterans Memorial Dedicated (1995)

The Korean War Memorial is located on the US National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC. Dedicated on the 42nd anniversary of the armistice ending the war, the memorial honors the American men and women who served in the conflict. The memorial is laid out in the form of a triangle intersecting a circle. Within the triangle are 19 statues of military personnel, representing a squad on patrol in the Korean landscape. A granite wall nearby bears what message? More...
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Inscriptions list the numbers killed, wounded, missing in action, and held as prisoners of war, and a nearby plaque in inscribed: "Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met."
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The Korean War has been described as the 'forgotten war', 42 years after the fighting for the memorial to be dedicated seems fitting.

Lest we Forget.
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As a Veteran of The Vietnam Conflict Era. It's Very Important to All Service Members,Regardless of What Branch of The United State Armed Forces You've Served in. I have Great Respect for All of the Countless Men & Women who Have given their Time & Life. As True Patriots & Heroes. In was in The U.S.M.C. aboard the U.S.S. America CVA-66 in 1974 on Sea Duty. And the US Naval Personnel on the Ship made Me {Proud } to Serve with the most Heroic & Dedicated Professional Men. Note Women were Not on the Ship @ that Time. _Speaking of All Women in the Armed Forces. UH Rah!
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I see the pyramid top down crowd found another way to insert a pyramid into the peoples' business.

Fighting for the Constitution's liberties becomes much more challenging when the Supranational Monetary and Banking Cartel financed government has done away with it... for your "safety," of course.

Head on a swivel, people, the Great Game is afoot in earnest.

The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
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We ought to have some respect, for somethings, for God's sake!

The statistics of the Korean war truly show the price of the collective effort of a United Nations just a few years out of the greatest conflagration:
Only less than 10% dead from USA; where from the rest of dead from the United Nations?


Dead — United States: 54,246,[7] United Nations: 628,833
Wounded — United States: 103,284, United Nations: 1,064,453.
Captured — United States: 7,140, United Nations: 92,970.
Missing — United States: 8,177,[8] United Nations: 470,267.
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I remember visiting the Memorial back in 2002..
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Verbatim, those figures seem exceptionally high, so the US lost a similar number of deaths in Korea as you did in Vietnam?

Australia lost 340 men in the Korean war as part of the UN Forces and another 16 following the Armistice, I think the 'forgotten war' title came from

the servicemen being regular services and not conscripts that made it not as interesting for the media.

In Australia, the Vietnam Veterans gave them selves a Welcome Home march 20 years after they came home.
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Tovarish wrote:
Verbatim, those figures seem exceptionally high, so the US lost a similar number of deaths in Korea as you did in Vietnam?

Australia lost 340 men in the Korean war as part of the UN Forces and another 16 following the Armistice, I think the 'forgotten war' title came from

the servicemen being regular services and not conscripts that made it not as interesting for the media.

In Australia, the Vietnam Veterans gave them selves a Welcome Home march 20 years after they came home.


Hi, Tovarish: I was just as puzzled by my ignorance of the numbers, or forgetfulness. But what I have offered here above as statistics
came from the featured article for This Day in History, and the numbers of dead are also engraved at the Memorial site, just click on the
pictures to enlarge.
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Hi Tovarish, again: We were both right to be puzzled by the casualties number for Americans in the Korean war. A couple of other sources put it at around 36,000 dead.

So I read the article once more only to discover this footnote, one must never fail to read footnotes and small print, eh? Beats me why different numbers.

7.^ The ABRAM (American Battlefield Monuments Commission) MIA. The more commonly used number–36,516–only includes the deaths that occurred as a direct result of the Korean War.

As to Vietnam, the military deaths was at 58,209 according to this source: http://www.militaryfactory.com/american_war_deaths.asp
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Yes Verbatim, it just struck me as a rather high, no matter the sums, what a bloody waste of human life.

The US deaths in Vietnam are a similar number to Australian tours.

The fine print can be a brute.
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