Marine Corps Korean War Memorial

AT THE

MUSEUM OF HISTORY IN GRANITE


On February 7, 1997, the Trustees of this museum voted unanimously to build the U.S. MARINE CORPS KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL at the World Commemorative Center at Felicity, California. marinecorpswall-entirewall.jpg (12178 bytes) 

 

marinecorpswall-dedication.jpg (12982 bytes)

The groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 8, 1997, and the completed one hundred foot-long monument was dedicated one year later on March 7, 1998.

Between June 1950 and July 1953, 4,617 Marines and 107 Navy Corpsmen gave their lives during the Korean War.

Their names, in 3/4" high letters, along with rank and note of Navy Cross and  Medal of Honor awards where applicable, are engraved for the ages.

 The war, stemming naked aggression, was fought for freedom and honor.

 

 

Letter from the Commandant

Letter from General C. C. Krulak

(Click to Read)

marinecorpswall-solder100.jpg (4814 bytes) marinecorpswall-reflection.jpg (4904 bytes) marines-pyramid.jpg (4682 bytes)

\          

  "Worthy of the Pharaohs"  Prime Minister Messmer

 

Phase of Project Status
Selection of  3 person Committee  Completed    1997                                      
Construction     Completed    1997-1998                            
Number of Museum Walls One                                             
Selection of Drawings  
Editing of Text Completed    1997-1998                           
Engraving Completed    1998                                    
Dedication  7  March 1998