Bill Would Designate Portion of Highway 35 as “Chosin Few Memorial Highway”

WALL, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Dave Rible that would designate a portion of State Highway 35 as “Chosin Few Highway” has been approved by the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee.

“This is a vital bill that honors our country’s heroes,” said Rible.  “This commemorative highway is a tribute to the soldiers from New Jersey and all across the United States who fought in the Korean War.”

The Battle of Chosin Reservoir was a battle in the Korean War in which approximately 25,000 American-led United Nations troops, referred to as the “Chosin Few,” successfully defended every attack and disabled about 120,000 Chinese volunteers who were instructed to completely eliminate their enemy.

The U.S. Government formally described this as “the greatest rescue operation in the history of mankind,” as never in recorded history had combatants rescued so many enemy civilians in the midst of battle.

The bill, A-1153, which is sponsored by Senator Sean Kean (R-Monmouth) and Senator Joseph Kyrillos, Jr. (R-Middlesex and Monmouth) in the Senate, would designate a portion of State Highway 35 that runs through Monmouth County as the “Chosin Few Memorial Highway” in honor of those soldiers who fought with tremendous bravery and determination in the brutal Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.

The bill now heads to the full Assembly for a vote.