Our Nation Honors Her Sons and Daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met."

Korea War Veterans Memorial

Korean War

Technically the Korean War started on June 25th, 1950, and continued until an armistice was signed on July 27th, 1953. Nearly 37,000 Americans lost their lives in three years. The majority of those losses were concentrated in the first year of the war. This number of casualties is a significantly higher figure per year than the 58,000 American casualties in Vietnam that were spread out over ten years.

The Korean War is often called the "forgotten war." In one sense this moniker fits. If one were to ask the average person what the Korean War was about the response would most likely be a mumbled response. In another sense it is the "most remembered war" to those who lost friends and family in the war. Hopefully the Korean War will not be known as the "forgotten war" at Lincoln High. Listed on this page are the brave Links who lost their lives in Korea. Click on each name listed on the page below to read more about the service records of these Links.

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John C. Alley

John Dreith

Harry Eckert

Rodney V. Keller

Charles C. Shipps

Ivan Brust Slote

Vernon Ivan Stanley