Memorial Statue "Let's Go"

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Municipality/Province: Calgary, AB

Memorial Number: 48007-012

Type: Statue

Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW

Location: Museum of the Regiments

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 51.01336   Long: -114.11676

Contributor: Kevin Evans

The Statue titled "Let's Go" at The Military Museums of Calgary in Alberta honours Canada's Veterans of the Korean War. The idea for this tribute came from Duncan McNeill, who approached the museum and offered to fund a statue that commemorated the service of Korean War Veterans. The Statue was unveiled on April 25, 2003, quite a special day in Canadian history - the anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong.

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Inscription found on memorial

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"LET'S GO!'
WITH A SHOUT, SOLDIERS OF 2ND BATTALION PRINCESS PATRICIA'S CANADIAN LIGHT
INFANTRY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY SPECIAL FORCE MOUNT YET ANOTHER ASSAULT ON A
HEAVILY DEFENDED CHINESE HILL-TOP POSITION SOMEWHERE IN SOUTH KOREA IN THE
SPRING OF 1951.

BY MID APRIL UNITED NATIONS' FORCES HAD PUSHED INVADING CHINESE COMMUNIST
FORCES BACK ACROSS THE 38TH PARALLEL THAT SEPARATED NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA.

THE CHINESE MADE ON EMORE DESPERATE ATTEMPT THAT MONTH TO RECAPTURE THE
SOUTH KOREAN CAPITAL OF SEOUL BUT WERE SOUNDLY DEFEATED BY UN FORCES.
2PPCLI GAINED RECOGNITION FOR THEIR GALLAN STAND AT KAP'YONG APRIL 24/25,
THEIR DTERMINED DEFENCE RECOGNIZED BY THE AWARD OF THE UNTED STATES
PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION, THE ONLY CANADIAN UNIT EVER SO HONOURED.

THIS STATUE COMMEMORATES THE 25,000 CANADIANS WHO SERVED DURING THE KOREAN
WAR FROM 1950 TO THE CEASEFIRE IN JULY 1953 AND IN PARTICULAR THAT OF PRIVATE
MALCOLM McNEILL OF 2PPCLI AND IS PLACED HERE IN THEIR HONOUR BY DUNCAN
McNEILL OF CALGARY.

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