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This dramatic sculpture depicts a scene from the fight for Hill 881 South during the war and witnessed by the artist, Austin Deuel. The scene shows radioman Donald Hassock as he keeps watch over a wounded comrade while gazing anxiously skyward waiting for the medivac helicopter. The sculpture is 23 feet long by 10 feet tall and weighs over 10 tons. In the base of the sculpture has been sealed a list of the names, serial numbers, branches of service and dats of service of all of the San Antonio area citizens who served in the war. In the middle of the plaza is a large black granite obelisk that gives the facts behind the fundraising for the memorial to which more than 130,000 donations were made. At the far end of the plaza resides the Korean War Memorial.

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