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Massachusetts Korean War Memorial

Artist:

Robert Shure and Moise Altshuler

Location:

Boston Navy Yard  

Location

Boston Navy Yard
United States
42° 22' 28.038" N, 71° 3' 12.708" W

Neighborhood:

Charlestown

Type:

Memorial

Year:

1993

Medium:

Bronze and Granite

Collection:

US Department of the Navy

Funders:

Massachusetts Korean War Veterans Committee

Description:

The memorial commemorates the Massachusetts men who lost their lives in the Korean War. Its dominant feature is an over-life-size bronze soldier wearing rain gear, and depicted as moving forward with his rifle at the ready. The memorial incorporates plaques and other features listing the fallen and the battles in which they fought. The soldier stands on a stone brought from Korea giving the memorial its further significance as a symbol of the friendship between the Republic of South Korea and the United States of America. The memorial was commissioned by the Massachusetts Korean War Veterans Committee, and created by the sculptors, Robert Shure and Moise Altshuler. Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, it was dedicated in 1993.

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