KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL
JUNE 25, 1950 - North Korean Communist troops crossed the 38th Parallel, invading South Korea. Within days, the South Korean capital of Seoul fell into Communist hands.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1950 - Allied troops make very difficult amphibious landings by sailing from Japan to Inchon on the northwest coast of South Korea. This surprise landing behind enemy lines cut off North Korean troops, and was a major turning point in the war. Within days, Allied forces recaptured Seoul, marched into North Korea, and drove enemy troops to the Yalu River on the North Korean and Chinese border.
OCTOBER 14 - 20, 1950 - More than 300,000 Chinese Communist forces (CCF) began to infiltrate the North Korean border, entering into the war on the side of North Korea. Badly outnumbered, Allied troops are pushed back below the 38th Parallel over the next few months.
JANUARY 4, 1951 - The capital city of Seoul falls to Communist forces for the second time. Allied troops dug in approximately 25 miles south of Seoul to end the Allied retreat. Allied forces within days inflicted heavy losses on the enemy troops and began the Allied advance, retaking Seoul and moving a short distance into North Korea.
NOVEMBER 27, 1951 - An agreement was made that existing battle lines would be the final dividing line between North and South Korea. This agreement dramatically reduced combat because neither side had much to gain by winning ground it might later have to surrender. The actual truce was signed July 27, 1953 after much negotiation and additional bloodshed.
JEFFERSON COUNTY KOREAN WAR CASUALTIES
Donald Lee Abney * Ray M. Adams * John J. Aspden * Wilmer Bailey * William E. Barnes * Norman F. Barr * Courtenay Barrett * John H. Basham * Clifford D. Beasley * Willie Beckley * James E. Beville * James H. Blair * Clifford R. Bogard * Alfred G. Borkland Jr. * Raymond Trammell Bowers * Charles W. Bragg * Charles W. Brown * Meade M. Brown * Paul C. Bryant * Fred E. Burks * Jack W. Campbell * Jackie A. Campbell * Grant D. Carter Jr. * Norman G. Cawthorn * William R. Cluff * Charles Coleman * John Soulard Collins * George W. Conner * Harold R. Cooper * Ellis H. Copeland * David E. Crabtree * Chester Davidowski * William H. Dean * Eugene Dedman * Harold A. Duncan * Clyde G. Dunn * Joseph N. Eberle * Junior E. Ellefson * James A. Elliott * Edward Richard Evans * Raymond Fairchild * James Carl Farris * Herman G. Felhoelter * Clark Feltner * Chester A. Fields * Kenneth R. Flowers * Patrick H. Ford Jr. * Thomas O. Fowler * Harvey L. Frey * John William Gahan * George M. Gales * Henry C. Gamble * Koeling B. Gardner * Murrel Garvin * Richard E. Gerrish Jr. * Charles Everett Gettings * James Gidron * George D. Gillespie Jr. * Vernon E. Girdley Jr. * Charles C. Goff * Melvin Eugene Goldsmith * Robert V. Goldsmith * Joseph M. Greenwell Jr. * James Allen Gregory * George H. Groomes * Douglas H. Haag * Garland R. Hall * Leonard J. Harmon * Jack Ray Harrison * David Thames Heer * John F. Herdlick * Allan Bennett Hoaglard * William G. Holloway * William T. Jackson * Charles Edward Jarrett * Charles W. Johnson * Richard W. Johnson * Vincent J. Johnson * Thomas Joyce Jr. * Charles R. Kastor * Donald J. Keefe * Charles E. Keeley * Merlin R. Kehrer * Lawrence Bertrand Kelly * Frank C. Kennedy * William O. Kolb * Louis Casper Kraus * Daniel L. Kremer * Earl B. Kresen * Clyde E. Lamkins * Vernon S. Ledford * Albert Leftwich * Ralph L. Leitner * William R. Liner * Stewart W. Long * Fred E. Mack Jr. * John J. Magda * Robert R. Martin * Joseph J. Mattimore * Gerald J. Mattingly * John R. Miller * Harold Clifford Minyard * James M. Mudd * Stacy A. Mullinax * Mike H. Mundy * Earl Eugene McCleavy * Neil S. McKenzie * John E. Nielsen * Calvin K. Nixon * Kenneth J. Ott * Robert L. Paulley * Charles G. Pence * Russell Gilbert Pittman * William Plotnick * Joseph C. Powell * Robert L. Prather * Thomas Jesse Price * Carroll O. Ramsey * Hugh Irwin Redmon * Jack B. Reesor * Lloyd W. Reid * Jack Renfro Jr. * William Edgar Rinehart * Charles E. Roach * Stanley E. Robinson * Charles A. Roy * Donald R. Rudolph * Eugene Louis Ruiz * Fostine R. Rutledge Jr. * William M. Schardein * Francis G. Schmitt * Kenneth R. Shaw * Velmer Shearer * Robert D. Sheedy * Paule Shelton * Charles Skrobanek * Edmund J. Smith * Joseph Arthur Smith * Carlton C. Stephens * Reno D. Stice * Marvin J. Summitt * Thomas J. Swindler * Charles A. Tabor * Charles Augusta Taylor * Earnest A. Taylor * Rodgers H. Taylor * Marvin Temple * Robert N. Thacker * Irvin J. Thibodeaux * Roland D. Thompson * Cornelius Trowel * Stanley E. Tucker * Samuel L. Vaughn * Everett W. Waford * George Earl Waggoner * Donald Morris Walker * Samuel L. Ward * Harold L. Watson * Leslie W. Westfall * Granvil Harry Whalin * William Sherman Whiteman * Joseph E. Whiteside * Thomas W. Williams * Howard A. Wilson * William Wirotzious * Siegfried A. Wolfe * James W. Woods * Morris Woodson * Ray B. Yates * Lawrence Joseph Zinner * George H. Grooms * Allan Bennett Hoagland * Carl C. Stevenson *