The palque reads: Korean War Memorial to the First Battle of the UN Forces.
Located at Jukmiryeong, Naesammi-Dong, Osan-City, Kyonggi Province, this monument was erected by the kyonggi provincial office on April 6, 1982. The memorial is made of three separate panels rising 19.5 meters high and five bronze figures standing 3.6 meters high. The three panels symbolize the three positions taken up by the UN forces when they encountered the enemy for the first time in the war. The bronze statues express the ferocity of the first battle.
The monument was erected im memory of the first battle between the UN forces and the North Lorean communist aggressors and symbolizes the hope that the soldiers who perished in the fighting will rest in peace. The UN forces engaged the enemy for the first time on July 5, 1950. Companies B and C of the 1st Battalion, the 21st Regiment of the US 24th Infantry Division, under the battalion command of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bradford Smith, and Unit A of the 52nd Artillery Battalion of the same division engaged the enemy in fierce battles for six hours and 15 minutes.
Five hundred and forty US servicement fought against the 5th Regiment of the North Korean Army, 4th Infantry Division. They killed 127 enemy soldiers and sestroyed 6 tanks but suffered 181 dead and a loss of heavy weapons.
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Photo taken in Naesammi-dong, Osan-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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