Korean War Veterans Memorial


Korean war memorial, Washington DC

Flickr pic originally

uploaded by Carmelo Aquilina

Location: Washington, D.C.’s West Potomac Park, southeast of the Lincoln Memorial and just south of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.

Sculpture by: Frank Gaylord, stainless steel, 1995

“The memorial is in the form of a triangle intersecting a circle. Within the triangle are 19 stainless steel statues designed by Gaylord, each larger than life-size, between 7 feet 3 inches and 7 feet 6 inches. The figures represent a squad on patrol, drawn from each branch of the armed forces; fifteen of the figures are from the U.S. Army, two 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.” (info source: wikipedia)

Back View (photo source: wikipedia)

Overview shot (photo source: wikipedia)

Shot taken on a snowy Day (photo source: wikipedia)

One of the 19 Sculptures (photo by kelly hafermann)

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