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Lost in Time (Defending Freedom)
Lost in Time (Defending Freedom)
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Korean War Veterans Memorial:

There is a total of 19 stainless steel statues (I've managed to capture 15 of them) designed by Frank Gaylord, each larger than life-size, between 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m) and 7 feet 6 inches (2.29 m) tall; each weighs nearly 1,000 pounds (500 kg). The figures represent a squad on patrol, drawn from each branch of the armed forces; fourteen of the figures are from the U.S. Army, three are from the Marine Corps, one is a Navy Corpsman, and one is an Air Force Forward Air Observer. They are dressed in full combat gear, dispersed among strips of granite and juniper bushes which represent the rugged terrain of Korea.

Engraved on granite blocks near the water pool at the east end of the monument are the casualty statistics for the soldiers who fought in the war...reminders of the human cost of defending Freedom.

Dead — United States: 54,246, United Nations: 628,833
Wounded — United States: 103,284, United Nations: 1,064,453.
Captured — United States: 7,140, United Nations: 92,970.
Missing — United States: 8,177, United Nations: 470,267.

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