South Korea – Canada/US – Hongchun Region

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Memorial Site

This memorial located in Hongchun is largely dedicated to the Canadian soldiers who defended the region that served as a critical communications hub.

The monument reads: “The Canadian 2nd Battalion on March 7, 1951 launched an offensive to obtain the Hongchun region and repelled Chinese Forces, contributing to securing the middle front. This monument was established to commemorate this and to respect those soldiers were killed in this offensive.”

In total, 26,791 Canadians served in the Korean War, and approximately 7,000 continued to serve in the theater between the ceasefire and the end of 1955. There were 516 killed, 1,042 wounded, one missing, and 33 captured.