Korean War

Korean War (HM1E60)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35801 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 44.069', W 86° 35.311'

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Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial

The Korean War opened on 25 June 1950, when the armed forces of communist North Korea invaded South Korea and marked the first crisis faced by the newly formed United Nations. Led by the United States, a caution of eighteen UN Nations provided troops to fight the North Koreans and restore peace to the Korean Peninsula.

With victory almost assured in November 1950, Communist China forces intervened driving UN forces south. By mid 1951, the lines had stabilized around the original border along the 38th Parallel and peach negotiations had commenced but an armistice ending the war was not signed until 27 July 1953. By the time nearly 140,000 Americans had been killed or wounded.

Allen, James R. · Alverson, R.C. · Burchfield, Edward E. · Buchanan, Ernest · Campbell, Charlie Ardwell · Cowan, Don A. · Crabtree, Morgan L. · Davis, Edgar E. Jr. · Gates, Thomas V · Gunter, William Howard · Heard, Delbert E. · Johnson, Herbert C. Jr. · McGamie, Kenneth E. · Mefford, Jake Jr. · Michael, William L. · Pogue, James F. · Posey, Nolan · Reese, Leon · Root, Voorhees S. Jr. · Spivey, Bobby · Spragins, Robert E. · Wance, Ralph R.
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HM NumberHM1E60
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Veterans Memorial Foundation
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 537669 N 3843675
Decimal Degrees34.73448333, -86.58851667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.069', W 86° 35.311'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 4.14" N, 86° 35' 18.66" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Patriots Walkway, Huntsville AL 35801, US
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