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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Korean War veterans honored with monument

  • On Monday, the Pulaski County Korean Association presented a Korean War monument to the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood during a special Veterans Day ceremony.
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  • Sixty years ago, the three-year-Korean War that took more than 30,000 American lives in attempt to stop the spread of communism ended.
    On Monday, the Pulaski County Korean Association presented a Korean War monument to the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood during a special Veterans Day ceremony.
    The monument included the names of 358 Korean War veterans from 62 counties across Missouri who gave their lives during the war. "Freedom is not free" is inscribed in both Koran and English on the monument.
    Army Sgt. (Ret.) Walter B. Dixon, who was a prisoner during the Korean War for more than two years, spoke and shared his poems about his experiences as a POW.
    "To all veterans all over this world, thank God for our veterans," Walter said.
    Pulaski County Korean Association President said that the monument had been a long time in the making and the organization was thankful for the support of the community to make it possible.
    Several Korean War veterans were in attendance at the ceremony and given a special coin in honor of their service.
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