Lipinski pushes for Korean War Museum in Chicago
By Victoria Johnson Correspondent May 27, 2011 11:42PM
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) saw his call for a national Korean War Museum in Chicago clear the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.
His proposal was attached to a defense-spending bill. It would located in Chicago would seek to “preserve the legacy and history of the Korean War conflict and celebrate the advances in democracy and freedom made by the people of the Republic of Korea.”
The Korean War took place between 1950 and 1953 and was the fifth deadliest conflict in U.S. history with more than 36,000 Americans killed in battle. that includes 33,686 battle deaths and 2,830 non-battle deaths, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
“Having recently joined the National Advisory Council of the Korean Ware National Museum, I was very pleased to offer this amendment and to see it pass,” Lipinski said in a press release. “We owe it to all those who served in Korea to establish a national museum commemorating the war, and Chicago is the perfect place for it.”
Lipinski represents Illinois’ 3rd congressional district, encompassing the southwest side of the city and some southwestern suburbs. He was elected in 2005.