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Monuments in the Republic of Korea commemorating the participation of the Greek Expeditionary Corps in the Korean War

Monday, 30 December 2019

Greek War Memorial

In honour of the 195 casualties, the 610 injured and the total of 4.992 Greek men who defended the Republic of Korea during the Korean War, the South Korean government raised the Greek War Memorial in the town of Yeoju in 1974. The names of all 195 men who fell in the Korean Peninsula have been engraved on the wall of remembrance.

Since summer 2018, the Embassy of Greece, in cooperation with the City of Yeoju, the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, is intensively working on the relocation of the Memorial in a more suitable location. 

The Memorial can be found at the following address (in English and Korean), near a public parking and refuelling space. The entrance is free of charge and accessible at all times.

(그리스군참전기념비) Greek War Memorial, Bondu-ri, Ganam-myeon, Yeoju-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

대한민국 경기도 여주군 가남면 본두리 그리스군참전비

Tel: +82 31-882-2900

Please find the route to the Memorial by public transport at the following links:
https://goo.gl/maps/BK1CJXawB9E2 (Incheon International Airport - Memorial)
Distance: approximately 105km - 3,5 hours by public transport / 2,5 hours by car.

https://goo.gl/maps/x8aUyQoD6Jt (Seoul Station - Memorial)
Distance: approximately 65km, 2,5 hours by public transport / 1,5 hours by car.



(그리스군참전기념비) Greek War Memorial, Bondu-ri, Ganam-myeon, Yeoju-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

대한민국 경기도 여주군 가남면 본두리 그리스군참전비

Τηλ: +82 31-882-2900















Korea War Memorial (Seoul)

The memory of the Greek men who were killed in action during the Korean War can be found in the Korea War Memorial in Seoul. A commemorative stele has been set up in honour of the fallen at the “Monument for the Participants” section.

Information on directions and visitation hours:
https://www.warmemo.or.kr/newwm/eng/main.jsp











United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea (Busan)

In 1961 the government of the Hellenic Republic installed a memorial plaque in the UN Memorial Cemetery in the city of Busan, in memory of the Greek contribution to the Korean War. The inscription reads “From Greece for her fallen sons in gratitude”.

Information on directions and visitation hours:
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264405


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