Measure Would Designate Portion of Highway 35 as “Chosin Few Memorial Highway”
WALL, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Sean Kean, Senator Joe Kyrillos and Assemblyman Dave Rible, which would designate a portion of State Highway 35 as the “Chosin Few Highway,” has been approved by the Senate and General Assembly.
This legislation honors the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, which was a battle in the Korean War involving 25,000 American-led United Nations troops. These 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 Battle of Chosin Reservoir was fought under extreme conditions. The fact that the “Chosin Few” were successful demonstrates the unbelievable heroism, courage and patriotism of these soldiers,” stated Senator Sean T. Kean. “While many of these veterans are getting older, it is essential that we remember their tremendous service.”
The Korean War is often referred to as the “Forgotten War,” despite the tremendous number of soldiers, thousands of whom made the ultimate sacrifice, from New Jersey and across the United States who fought to defend their country against the threat of Communism.
“While the Korean War is referred to as the ‘Forgotten War,’ those of us in Monmouth County will always remember the incredible sacrifice and bravery of the Chosin Few,” remarked Senator Joe Kyrillos.
“I applaud the Legislature for supporting this important measure,” said Rible. “By naming part of State Highway 35 “Chosin Few Highway,” New Jersey is doing its part to ensure that the American soldiers, who bravely and selflessly fought to protect our country during the Korean War, are never forgotten.”
The Chosin Few, founded in 1983, is an organization with chapters across the country, including New Jersey, which is comprised of survivors of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Their primary goal is to unite survivors of the battle and promote companionship and the remembrance of those who did not survive.
The legislation now heads to Governor Chris Christie for his signature.