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California


Carmel


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The Carmel, California,  Korean War Memorial, is located in the Devendorf Park at the Intersection of Ocean Avenue and Mission Street in downtown Carmel, CA. It is believed the memorial was erected by American Legion Post 512 in Carmel. Photograph submitted to the KWE by Lafton Nick Hansen, Master Sergeant, US Army, Retired.


Santa Nella


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Bottom photo courtesy Frank Broz, Co-Chair during the fundraising and building

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A new cemetery in Santa Nella, called the San Joaquin National Cemetery had given preliminary permission to build this memorial.

The National Cemetery System has a few "natural" facilities, which precluded any grand designs that stood out above the natural terrain. The principal program requirement was to engrave the names and service branch of the 2,495 California Veterans lost. It was named The Remembrance Memorial for California Korean War Veterans.

The memorial was dedicated 1 Aug, 1998. 600 people attended. The Founder and idea person behind the memorial is Ron Jabaut.

The San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery is located a few miles northwest of Santa Nella. Its address is 32053 West McCabe Road, Santa Nella, CA 95322; ph. 209-854-1040; fax 209-854-3944.  When leaving Santa Nella take State Route 33 north to McCabe Road, turn left and stay on McCabe Rod to the cemetery entrance. The gates are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. every day of the year for visitors. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and is closed for federal holidays.


San Joaquin

 

Bill Gomes sent in this photo and writes, "I am enclosing here a photo of one of many California's KW Monuments. This one is in the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA.

There is a memorial service every year in this cemetery. I attended the dedication of this memorial in 1998, the ceremonies of 2000 and this last November [2003]."

 

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