Downtime from AUSA 2015 I have been jogging around Washington DC, but decided it was an important part of my trip to remember those American’s and their families who were lost in conflict.
I duly visited the Korean War memorial located near the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC which was dedicated on July 27, 1995. This commemorates the sacrifices of those lost in conflict and 5.8 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed services during the three-year period of the Korean War.
36,574 Americans died in hostile actions in the Korean War thereafter.
Of these 8,200 are listed as missing in action, lost or buried at sea, with over 103,000 who were wounded during the conflict.
I remember. We remember.
A kiosk containing the Korean War Honor Roll stands at the west entrance of the memorial. It is serviced by a park ranger, who provides assistance to visitors.
The Honor Roll computer contains the names of all military personnel who lost their lives during the Korean War, including the individual’s name, service, rank, service number, date of birth, hometown or county of entry into the service, cause of death, date of death; and, if the information is furnished to ABMC, the serviceman’s unit, awards, circumstances surrounding the death or missing in action, and photograph.