I was in Philadelphia this weekend for the BookBaby Conference (more on that next week). Just a block or so from the hotel was the Korean War Memorial.
This is a view of the entire memorial. The inside pillars have the lists of names. Most of those who were killed in action were privates.
I did a shot of the medals wall because of the top image, the one with the Korean flag. That’s a unit citation that was given to military units that served during the war. The soldiers who served with the unit during the war would have worn that as a permanent part of their uniform.
Why am I bringing this up? Because it comes with the unit. My company at Fort Lewis was awarded this citation for being in the Korean War, so all soldiers currently assigned wore it on our class A uniforms (that’s the fancy uniform). Once they transfer out, they cannot no longer wear it.
A statue at the entrance to the memorial.
And a plaque for the nurses who served.