GAPYEONG MEMORIAL STONE
The Korean War Veteran
Internet journal for the world’s
Veterans of the Korean War
January 28, 2019
Battle of Kapyong memorialized by 6.5 ton Kapyong Stone, shipped to Langley, British Columbia by Gapyeong County community
Kapyong (now spelled Gapyeong) is a very small city some 60 miles north by
northwest out of Seoul. In April, 1951 the 27th Commonwealth Brigade blocked
the advance units of two Chinese Divisions which were bent on reaching the
crossroads at scenic Chungchong.
From there it would be a rush down the unpaved highway to Seoul, at least in
theory. U.S. reserve forces, included massive artillery and fighter bombers that had complete air mastery could have decimated the units on open ground. Yet many of the rear force units, including logistical bases, would have to be rolled back from the field of battle.