1950 - 1953Side 1
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.
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
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|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 449785 N 4604414|
|Decimal Degrees||41.58985000, -93.60246667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 35.391', W 93° 36.148'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 35' 23.46" N, 93° 36' 8.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 901-1199 E Walnut St, Des Moines IA 50319, US|
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