The Korean War Memorial

-In 1986, the U.S. Congress passed a bill authorizing the construction of a memorial to honor Korean War veterans, particularly those who died in battle, were prisoners of war or are still missing in action.

-The monument features stainless-steel statues of 19 Korean War soldiers from the U.S. Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force. Standing approximately 7'3" tall, the soldiers represent a racial and ethnic cross section of the U.S.

-Army Infantry troops about to board helicopters to be transported to front lines in Korea

-The Korean War was relatively short but exceptionally bloody. Nearly 5 million people died. More than half of these–about 10 percent of Korea’s prewar population–were civilians. Almost 40,000 Americans died in action in Korea, and more than 100,000 were wounded.

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