Korean War soldiers are remembered at the Presidential Museum with a series of June programs titled, “Korean War POWs: A Tragedy in Three Acts.” Oral Historian Dr. Mark R. DePue presents three PowerPoint presentations on the first three Thursdays of the month. Also on June 3 and 10, a book signing will be held by Korean War veterans Carl Greenwood of Springfield and William Smith of Quincy, respectively. On the final Thursday, June 24, the film Pork Chop Hill starring Gregory Peck will be shown. The Korean War POWs program is part of “Illinois Remembers the Forgotten War: Korea 1950-1953,” a statewide effort to remind residents of the 1,754 Illinoisans and 54,246 United States citizens who lost their lives during the war, as well as those who served in the armed forces. The public is also invited to an anniversary observance June 27 at 11 a.m. at the Illinois Korean War Memorial in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Stories by veterans can be read at alplm.org/oral history/projects.
Korean War POWs
Thursday, June 3, 10, 17, 24
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum