Korean War

Korean War (HMWJD)

Location: Des Moines, IA 50319 Polk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 35.391', W 93° 36.148'

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1950 - 1953

Side 1
Early on the quiet Sunday morning of June 25, 1950 - June 24th in Washington - the North Korean Peoples Army attacked South Korea. They crossed the 38th parallel with 135,000 soldiers and 22 Russian built tanks. This action touched off one of the most tragic events of our time - What has been referred to as "Korea - the Forgotten War"

Side 2
The Valor of the Ground Forces
The Korean war was one of the bloodiest in history. In 37 months of fighting both sides used the most advanced machines of war, except atomic weapons. Jet aircraft were used in combat for the first time and the helicopter was used extensively. All of Korea, excepting the area inside the Pusan perimeter was laid waste.

Side 3
The mighty Navy command of the sea
More than one million civilians were killed and millions more were wounded and left homeless. United Nations forces suffered more than 1,460,000 casualties, more than 2,000,000 Chinese and North Koreans were killed, wounded or missing. The United States casualties included 54,246 killed, 103,284 wounded and 8,177 missing

Side 4
Superior was our air power
This monument is in honor of those 85,314 Iowans who served and their families. It is dedicated to those 508 Iowans who made the supreme sacrifice. May this war never be forgotten.

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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 449785 N 4604414
Decimal Degrees41.58985000, -93.60246667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 35.391', W 93° 36.148'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 35' 23.46" N, 93° 36' 8.88" W
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Area Code(s)515
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-1199 E Walnut St, Des Moines IA 50319, US
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