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A plaque commemorates Tasmanians who died in service or were killed in action in the Korean War.
The Korean War began on 25 June 1950, when North Korean forces launched an invasion of South Korea. Personnel from the Australian Army, RAAF, and RAN fought as part of the United Nations (UN) multinational force, defending South Korea from the Communist force of North Korea.
The end of the war came with the signing of an armistice on 27 July 1953, three years and one month after the war began. The ending was so sudden that some soldiers had to be convinced it really was over. After the war ended, the presence of Australians in Korea continued with a peacekeeping force until 1957. Of the 340 Australians killed during the Korean War, 43 were classified as ‘missing in action’ (MIA) and presumed dead.
|Address:||Paterson Street, Remembrance Wall near Cenotaph, Launceston, 7250|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.438528|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||29-June-1950|
|Actual Event End Date:||27-July-1953|
KOREA VETERANS MEMORIAL PLAQUE.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE TASMANIANS WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE 1950 - 1953 (names)
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
"LEST WE FORGET"