US Senate Passes Bill to Erect Korean War Wall of Remembrance

Write : 2016-09-22 09:31:37 Update : 2016-09-22 11:05:32

US Senate Passes Bill to Erect Korean War Wall of Remembrance

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill calling for the erection of a memorial wall in Washington D.C. for the fallen soldiers during the Korean War

The Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act(H.R. 1475) was passed unanimously at a plenary session of the Senate on Monday, seven months after it was passed by the House of Representatives.

Republican Congressman Sam Johnson from Texas, who is a Korean War veteran, proposed the bill, and a total of 307 U.S. House Representatives and Senators joined him as co-sponsors, including fellow Korean War veterans Charles Rangel, a New York representative, and John Conyers, a Michigan representative.

The bill stipulates the wall not only to list the names of deceased U.S. soldiers, but also to inscribe other significant information regarding the Korean War, including the number of fallen soldiers by nationality or group, such as American troops, South Korean soldiers, Korean Augmentation to the United States Army(KATUSA) soldiers, and those of the 21-nation Allied Forces.

The bill will become law once it is signed by U.S. President Barack Obama.

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