Korean War Veterans Conduct Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Darren Epstein, a speech writer with U.S. Forces Korea, shares a laugh with Bill Scott, a Korean War veteran before a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. Scott is the chapter president for the Shenandoah Valley Korean War Veterans Association. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • A color guard made up of members from the Korean War Veterans Association, Fredrick, Md., chapter, assume their posts during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • U.S. Army Gen. Walter L. Sharp, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, speaks about the sacrifices made by the 42-nation coalition that fought for South Korea in the Korean War. Sharp was joined by delegates from the Republic of Korea, U.S. troops and local Korean War-era veterans for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • A number of tourists gathered at the Korean War Veterans Memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. Active duty servicemembers, Republic of Korea delegates and local Korean War-era veterans participated in the event. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • U.S. Army Gen. Walter L. Sharp, commander U.S. Forces Korea, left, and Jung-ki "Rocky" Park, president of Korean Corporate Members of the Association of the United States Army, rendor honors during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • Wendell Murphy, a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Fredrick, Md., chapter, greets Republic of Korea Brig. Gen. Kim Kook-Hwan during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. Murphy was a member of the color guard for the ceremony. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • Robert Mount, a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Fredrick, Md., chapter, posts the national colors during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Vetereans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. Mount was a demolitions sergeant on the first front line of defense during the Korean War. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • A wreath laid by U.S. Army Gen. Walter L. Sharp, commander U.S. Forces Korea, Oct. 5, 2009, sets in front of the 19-statue troop formation at Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Active duty servicemembers, veterans and civilians were on hand for the wreath-laying ceremony. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • The Korean War Veterans Memorial depicts a formation of 19 statues of servicemembers maneuvering across a rough terrain of juniper bushes and symbolizes the heroics troops displayed in the Korean War. Several active duty servicemembers, Republic of Korea delegates and U.S. veterans of that war were on hand for a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • The Korean War Veterans Memorial depicts a formation of 19 statues of servicemembers maneuvering across a rough terrain of juniper bushes and symbolizes the heroics troops displayed in the Korean War. Several active duty servicemembers, Republic of Korea delegates and U.S. veterans of that war were on hand for a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • Al Ortiz, a Korean War Army veteran and past commander of Virginia's Military Order of the Purple Heart, traces the faces of veterans engraved on the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. Ortiz served in the 45th Infantry Division in the war, and now resides with his wife Val in Vienna, Va. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • Jung-ki "Rocky" Park, president of Korean Corporate Members of the Association of the United States Army, left, and other Republic of Korea delegates rendor honors during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • The Korean War Veterans Memorial is shown in the reflection of Bill Scott's sunglasses. Scott, president of the Korean War Veterans Association, Shenandoah Valley, Va., chapter, looks over the memorial during a wreath-laying ceremony in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
  • Bill Scott, president of the Shenandoah Valley, Va., chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association, stands at attention before a crowd of spectators during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden