Korean War

Korean War (HMYM9)

Location: Pooler, GA 31322 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 6.962', W 81° 14.238'

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"The Forgotten War"

(West face)
In Honor of the Men and Women
Who Served in the Armed Forces of
The United States During the Period
June 1950 to July 1953


???On 25 June 1950 the army of communist North Korea,The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Army (DPRK)invaded the Republic of South Korea. Prompt militaryaction by the United States Army and Marine Divisions, despite limited supplies, stopped the North Koreanadvance in a defensive line known as the Pusan Perimeterthat ran south and east of the Naktong River. A subsequent United States assault on North Korea towardthe Yalu River led to Communist Chinese involvement inthe war and combined United Nations forces retreated as they faced a new and determined enemy.
???By March 1951 the Korean War had become a stalemate.With both sides suffering heavy casualties fighting togain control of individual hills in the rugged terrainnear the 38th parallel. Cease fire talks began in 1951but not until 27 July 1953 did negotiations re-establishthe line of demarcation between North and South Koreaalong the 38th parallel with a 4000 meter widedemilitarized zone separating the former combatants.
???The United States continues to maintain a militarypresence in South Korea.

(Base)
During the Korean War 54, 246 American Service Men and women sacrificed their lives with an additional 105,000 casualties.This first military confrontation of the Cold War had remained alimited war without using nuclear weapons. The United States hadsuccessfully contained communism. Over the next three decades under UnitedStates influence, South Korea evolved from an authoritarian government intofully democratic, economically successful nation.
(South face)
The Battles
Chipyongni???????????????Pusan Perimeter
Choncchon River????Pyongyang
Chosin Reservoir????Seoul
Hagaru???????????????????????Sudong
Hungnam??????????????????Toksan Dam
Inchon????????????????????????Unsan
Kunure???????????????????????Wonju
Nantong River????????? Yalu River
Osan?????????????????????????? ?Yudam-Ni
(North face)
The Hills
Bloody Ridge??? ???? ?? Pork Chop Hill
Bunker Hill ??? ?????? ???Sniper Ridge
Heartbreak Ridge??? Stud Hill
Little Gibralter ??? ??? ??T-Bone Hill
Old Baldy ??? ??? ??? ??? ??Triangle Hill
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HM NumberHMYM9
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 477613 N 3553321
Decimal Degrees32.11603333, -81.23730000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 6.962', W 81° 14.238'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 6' 57.72" N, 81° 14' 14.28" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 175 Bourne Ave, Pooler GA 31322, US
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