The Carson City Memorial is flanked by South Korea,
American, State of Nevada, and MIA flags
(L-R) Marv Teixiera, Congressman Jim Gibbons, Lt. Gov.
Lorraine Hunt, at the Korean War Memorial in Carson City.
The plaque commemorating the last 4 battles of the Korean War
The Carson City Memorial is located in Riverview park at east 5th St. & marsh rd. in Carson city, Nevada.
Members of Chapter 305 attended the May 30, 2005, dedication ceremony in Carson City, NV, of a memorial
to the veterans of the Korean War.
The Korean War Veterans Association Chapter #305 Carson City, celebrated the completion of the Nevada
Korean War Memorial Monument and Park, commemorating the successful endeavor to maintain freedom for the
Republic of South Korea, at the Korean War Veterans Memorial Park on the extreme east end of Fifth Street in
Carson City, NV.
Four large boulders represent the last four major battles in Korea where action took place from March 26
through the end of July 1953. These battles were named by U.S. forces as “The Nevada Cities campaign”
Carson, Vegas, Reno, and Elko. The brick pedestal at the center lists the names of the 34 Nevadans killed in
action, a description of the “Nevada Cities” battles and a list of major donors. Atop of the central
pedestal is a 5ft. tall bronze eagle representing Eagle Valley and the symbol of the United States. The
other pedestal site holds a 4,500 lb replica of a typical Korean house of that time period. It was fittingly
quarried in Korea, and carved near Seoul, and displays emblems of the 5 U.S. Services, a message from the
Korean Community of Reno and a depiction of the 38th Parallel as it divides Korea and extends through the
state of Nevada. The walkways within the memorial are paved with bricks with names, dates and units
commemorating those who have had some attachment to the Korean War, up to the present occupation since the
war has never officially ended.
There are three flag poles to display the U.S., Korean, Nevada, and MIA flags that are softly illuminated
at night. Park benches and stone seats are within the memorial to allow you to comfortably contemplate the
events that the memorial represents. During the long often freezing dark nights our soldiers would often
hear rhythmic drum beats or numerous bugles in unison blaring unrecognizable exercises coming from Korean or
Chinese encampments. One could almost hear them late in the evening coming from the river area at the
memorial and sense the presence of the nearly 40,000 American servicemen who gave their lives for freedom.
Future generations will have only a dim or no recollection of who we were and what we have accomplished,
but with this monument we won’t die, just proudly fade into history.
The memorial sits on a concrete pad, with a
brick walkway surrounding the central column. The names of supporters are engraved on the bricks, along with
ranks and branch of service where applicable.
For more information on the "Nevada Cities", refer to the following Graybeards article:
"THE NEVADA COMPLEX - KOREA 1953"
The Graybeards Jan/Feb 2007, page 15.