Of the estimated 70,000 Iowans who served in the Korean War, 567 were killed in action, 40 of whom were from North Iowa.
More than 5.8 million Americans served in the armed forces during the three-year period of the Korean War, with 54,246 dying in support of their country. Of those, 8,200 are listed as missing in action, lost or buried at sea. Another 103,284 were wounded.
Of those 5.8 million Americans, 997,000 also served during World War II, 347,000 during the Vietnam War and 291,000 during all three wars.
The Globe Gazette concludes its series on the North Iowans who served in the Korean War with a special section on Sunday, May 28.