Magazine article VFW Magazine

Expanding the Korean War Memorial to Include Names of Killed

Magazine article VFW Magazine

Expanding the Korean War Memorial to Include Names of Killed

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Legislation introduced last year would add the names of the 36,576 Americans killed in Korea during the war (June 25,1950-July 27,1953). They would be inscribed on a "Wall of Remembrance."

Also recorded would be the number of U.S. wounded in action (103,284), taken prisoner (7,140) and still unaccounted for/bodies not recovered (7,846). Allied casualty Ogures would be listed there, too.

No taxpayer funds could be used, so all money required must be raised from private sources. The Korean War Memorial is one of the "big three" on the National Mall in Washington. D.C.

Bills were introduced in the Senate by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) and in the House of Representatives by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas), a Korean War vet.

Emphasis should be placed on the casualties, many Korean War vets have long said. "While the message is present in a subliminal sense as was intended by the Pool of Remembrance- sadly, that message is not conveyed to those who visit the Memorial," says William Weber, chairman of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation. …

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