Public ceremony to honor Korean War Veterans

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Korean War veterans will be honored in a public ceremony at a memorial park in Ohio.

The ceremony hosted by the Dayton VA Medical Center, the Korean Veterans Memorial Association and the Dayton Area Korean Association is scheduled Sunday at the Dayton Korean War Veterans Memorial Park in the southwestern Ohio city.

The park’s Korean War Memorial contains engraved pieces of granite with the names of 8,182 soldiers missing in action. There is also a large piece of black granite honoring the women and nurses who served during the Korean War.

The Dayton VA Medical Center says U.S. casualties in the Korean War included 36,568 dead and 103,288 wounded and there were 7,000 prisoners of war.

Nearly 7 million Americans served in the U.S. armed services during that war.