Korean MemorialKorean War & Korea Defense Service Veterans, Lake Co. (FL), Chapter 169















To the Heroes of the Taejon Battle

 Freedom is a lofty aim of man and the lifeblood of his soul. Eternal peace is another equally sacred ideal of man. Here was written a page of the glorious history of the United Nations in its efforts to defend freedom and peace for mankind.

 The Communist army, which launched a treacherous invasion into the free south at the dawn of June 25, 1950, continued its advance after occupying Seoul. As free nations of the United Nations rose in repelling the aggressors, the 24th U.S. Division—the vanguard of the U.N. Forces—first engaged the enemy at Osan on July 5. The enemy finally surrounded and attacked Taejon on July 17. The 24th Division, outnumbered, staged a furious defense which lasted for 20 days until its commander Maj. Gen. William F. Dean, was missing in action while commanding the battalion at the front.

 This humble monument is dedicated to the heroic action of the 24th Division in defense of freedom and peace.

March 31, 1959     The 1202nd Engineer Construction Group

24th Infantry Division Memorial at Bo Mun San Park (Bo Mun Mountain Park), Taejon, South Korea, by Dwight and Lee Brown, KWVA, Chapter 169, Lady Lake, FL.  (352) 205-8536 kaydees{at]embarqmail.com
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24th Infantry Division Memorial at Bo Mun San Park (Bo Mun Mountain Park), Taejon, South Korea, by Dwight and Lee Brown24th Infantry Division Memorial at Bo Mun San Park (Bo Mun Mountain Park), Taejon, South Korea, by Dwight and Lee Brown24th Infantry Division Memorial at Bo Mun San Park (Bo Mun Mountain Park), Taejon, South Korea, by Dwight and Lee Brown24th Infantry Division Memorial at Bo Mun San Park (Bo Mun Mountain Park), Taejon, South Korea, by Dwight and Lee Brown