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Korean War remains returned to family in Johnson County

By TIM PRESTON The Independent

FLATGAP Lonald D. Skeens said goodbye to his family and reported
for duty in Korea shortly after his 18th birthday.

He went by Darrell, said his sister, Sylvia Cantrell, explaining
their family is thankful for news that his remains will be
returned for burial, arriving in Lexington today and scheduled for
interment alongside his mother, Ida Skeens, in the family cemetery
at Flat Gap.

Army Cpl. Lonald D. Skeens, 19, of Denver, Kentucky was
unaccounted for from the Korean War, according to a statement
issued by Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office in Arlington,
Va.,last week.

On Sept. 3, 1950, Skeens and elements of Company E, 2nd Battalion,
27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, were overrun by enemy forces near Haman, South Korea. After the battle, Skeens
was reported as missing in action,according to the official military account.
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Posted: Sunday - December 7, 2014


Britain's Korean War veterans win their final fight

Next week the final few hundred of Britains Korean War veterans will
assemble outside the Ministry of Defence (MoD) building on Victoria
Embankment. Most of the 81,000 British service personnel deployed to
Korea between 1950 and 1953 have now long surpassed their 80th year.
As a result, their numbers have dwindled
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PRAIRIE BOYS AT WAR

Posted: Monday, December 1, 2014 10:33 pm
LINDA TYSSEN STAFF WRITER

Author Merry Helm of Fargo, N.D., has an intense interest in
telling stories of the Korean War and has published the first
volume of Prairie Boys at War, what has been described as the
compelling and fast-paced account of men from the northern
prairies who received the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service
Cross and/or Navy Cross for heroism in the Korean War... by men
from North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and
Montana. And she has a special spot in her heart for the men of
the Iron Range who served in the war that lasted from 1950-53.
They were tough and aggressive, she said in a phone interview.
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Posted: Sunday - December 7, 2014


Korean army chief thanks Gloucestershire Regiment veterans

The Chief of Staff of the South Korean army, General Kim Yo-hwan, has
visited Gloucester to thank veterans for their actions in the Korean
war more than 60 years ago.

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment fought a
desperate action on Hill 235 at the infamous Battle of Imjin River to
prevent Chinese forces from breaking through
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Korean War MIA from New York City identified

Korean War MIA from New York City identified
New Jersey Herald

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The Pentagon says the remains of a New York
City soldier missing from the Korean War have been identified:

PFC Anthony La Rossa
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Korean War MIA from New York City identified

Korean War MIA from New York City identified
New Jersey Herald

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The Pentagon says the remains of a New York
City soldier missing from the Korean War have been identified
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Indiana welcomes home POW soldiers remains after 64 years

WISH TV Reporter Howard Moore reports: INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)  A
somber homecoming Saturday for a Hoosier soldier who was missing
in action since the Korean War.

Its been 64 years since Leland Ford Smith has been in Indiana. On
Saturday, his body was flown home with full military honors.

Its a big relief, said Carl Short, Smiths nephew. My mothers
very, very happy. In fact, the whole family is happy.

Hes finally, hes finally home, said Mike Clark, the President
of the group Rolling Thunder, Indiana Chapter 1, which escorted
Smiths body.
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Posted: Sunday - December 7, 2014


New Zeland Veteran publishes his Korean War memoir

MEMORIES: Inglewood Korean War veteran Bob Jagger has written a book
offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the three year conflict.
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Posted: Sunday - December 7, 2014


This week in history: China enters the Korean War

On Nov. 25-26, 1950, the Chinese Army entered the Korean War in
earnest with a violent attack against the American and United Nations
forces in North Korea. The 300,000-man Chinese offensive caught the
U.N. forces off guard, largely because of U.S. Gen. Douglas
MacArthur's belief that China would not openly enter the war, and
vastly expanded the conflict.
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Kentucky family prepares to bury soldier missing from the Korean War

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Thanksgiving in a Foxhole, 1950

U.S. soldiers had a holiday meal during the first November of the
Korean War, expecting to be home by Christmas. Shortly afterward, the
conflict changed.
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Chinese Reds Enter the War

U.S. Army Combat Bulletin #104 Chinese Reds Enter War

"Reel 1, Part 1, Chinese and North Korean prisoners of war are
marched out of hills around Hamhung and Wonsan across the Wonsan
airport to landing craft to be evacuated.

Part 2, U.S. wounded are evacuated by jeep, ambulance, and
helicopter, given blood plasma at battalion field hospitals, and
flown to hospitals in Japan.

Part 3, members of the Ordnance Association inspect exhibits at
the Aberdeen Proving Ground including Russian artillery and armor
captured in North Korea and newly developed U.S. snorkel tanks and
waterproof jeeps for crossing rivers.

Reel 2, Part 1 shows the U.S. aircraft carrier Philippine Sea with
Task Force 77 in the Sea of Japan during bitter winter weather off
the North Korean coast. Refueling and resupply operations are
carried out at sea.

Part 2, the new Air Force Fairchild XC-120 transport plane with a
detachable fuselage is demonstrated at Hagerstown, Md.

Part 3, models display the new Army and Marine Corps winter
uniforms as well as the Chinese winter clothing at an exhibit in
Washington, D.C. "

National Archives Identifier: 24336
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Newsletter July 27th 2014

July 27th 1953 - July 27th 2014

Marking the 61st anniversary of the Truce to stop the fighting in Korea.
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Posted: Sunday - July 27, 2014


Surprize ruling on Agent Orange Exposure in Korea

Important news from Steve House, Camp Carroll, SK

Judges Surprise Ruling On Veterans Exposure to Toxic Chemicals On U.S.
Military Base Called...
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Posted: Friday - July 18, 2014


Korean War Project Newsletter Memorial Day 2014 Volume 16, 1

Today marks another day for friends,family and current day service men and women to pause in Remembrance. The sacrifices of those who paid the ultimate price are always to be respected.


The losses during the Korean War are on our minds every day.

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Posted: Sunday - May 25, 2014


Korean War Project Newsletter Dec 25, 2013 Volume 15, 3

Annual Holiday | Christmas Newsletter 12-25-2013

Featuring Shank's Bootees by Dave Hughes, with permission
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Posted: Wednesday - December 25, 2013


Veteran's detention in North Korea highlights wartime guerrilla unit

BEIJING -- Merrill Newman is the newest POW from the Korean War -- no
matter that the war ended 60 years ago.
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Merrill Newman: American veteran held in North Korea

Merrill Newman: American veteran held in North Korea was in charge of
top secret force training guerrillas who fought behind enemy lines
during Korean War
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Posted: Monday - December 2, 2013


Korean War Project Newsletter Nov 25, 2013 Volume 15, 2

We were featured in the Dallas Morning News, Neighborhood section on
Friday November 8, 2013 for Veterans Day.

The story repeated in the Metro section, for Veterans Day.

The story will give you a pictorial view of Hal and Ted Barker along
with a synopsis of the history of our website..

We both hope that you will enjoy the link to the story.
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Lt Henry Schenk - Arrowhead - August 14-15 1952

First Lieutenant Henry Alexander Schenk was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on August 15, 1952. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. He was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, Class of 1943, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. Schenk was an intermural wrestling champion at Lafayette.

Heinrich (Henry) emigrated from Vienna, Austria, in 1932 with his parents Dr. Josef Schenk, his mother Ilse (Else) Schenk, and brother Peter Joseph Schenk. The family settled in the Bronx, New York. His father was a commercial designer and artist. His brother Peter retired as a Colonel in the United States Army.

Sergeant Vernon Schaecher Narrative

9th Infantry Command Report August 1952 - Page 7-8

9th Infantry Command Report August 1952 Diary Entries and Narrative

9th Infantry Regiment - Company C Roster

9th Infantry Regiment - Company K Roster

9th Infantry Regiment - Medical Company Roster

Arrowhead - Chorwon Area - August 13-14-15 1952 - Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, commanded by Lieutenant Jack L. Grosvenor, was assigned a mission to take three or more prisoners. The mission was titled OPERATION SAN QUENTIN. The attack was to be a non-illuminated night attack without preparatory fires.

On 9 August, Company K was attached to the 1st Battalion and relieved Company C on positions in order to allow Company C to rehearse for the coming operation. On August 13, 1952, just prior to midnight, Company C commenced OPERATION SAN QUENTIN.

At 0200 hours on August 14, the company came under fire by automatic weapons and machine guns. The operation resulted in friendly losses to Company C and Medical Company of 3 KIA, 39 WIA, and 7 MIA. Through the pre-dawn and daylight period of August 14, survivors of the Company C attack entered friendly lines.

A medic attached to Company C, Sergeant Vernon Schaecher, of Nebraska, returned to the lines and volunteered to attempt a rescue of soldiers on the battlefield. With a small group of Company K volunteers, Lieutenant Schenk conferred with Schaecher, and set out to attempt a rescue.

The rescue was unsuccessful and Lieutenant Schenk from Company K was Missing In Action in the time period prior to midnight on August 14, 1952. All other personnel from the patrol, although some were wounded, returned to the Main Line of Resistance. Schenk was officially listed as MIA on August 15, 1952.
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Hal and Ted Featured for Veterans Day - Dallas Morning News

For almost 19 years, Hal and Ted Barker have maintained a website to
study the Korean War. The first website of its kind on the Internet.
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Korean War Project Newsletter May 29 2013 Volume 15,1

Excerpt:

We would like to wish all our veterans, their families, and friends
the very best for Memorial Day 2013 this past weekend.

A special Remembrance is offered for those who paid the ultimate price
during wartime.

This day is especially significant as two important dates are
approaching;. June 25th marking the beginning of a bitter three year
war that ended in a precarious truce on July 27th of 1953.
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Posted: Monday - September 16, 2013


Korean War Project Newsletter Nov. 11, 2012 Vol 14, 3

For Veterans Day 2012
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Posted: Monday - September 16, 2013


CNN Story on JPAC Mission Jan 2012

Very good examination of the recovery mission.
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Posted: Thursday - November 15, 2012


Korean War Project Newsletter November 11 2012 Volume 14,3

We would like to wish all our veterans, their families, and friends the very best on this Veterans Day of 2012.

A special Remembrance is offered for those who paid the ultimate price during wartime.

Many of the Korean War Project donors, visitors or their spouses have passed on during the last 18 years of our existence.

Both of us will continue to reserve a special place in our hearts for all those people we have encountered.
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LTC Don Carlos Faith, JR. 32nd Infantry Regiment 7ID MIA Chosin Reservoir - Identified Oct 2012

Lieutenant Colonel Don Carlos Faith, Jr. HQ HQ Company 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division - MIA Chosin Reservoir has been identified per Dpt of Defense and email from former veterans who served in the 7th Infantry Division at Chosin Reservoir.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor. (see Citation below)

His family has had an official visit from JPAC on the 11th. No official posting of information by the Dpt of the Army has been made so far.

Funeral will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Janurary 24, 2013. Memorial Service at the Chapel at 10:45am.

His remains were recovered during a JPAC visit to the area in 2004 and identified near the end of September 2012. More details as the Dpt of Defense or family make public.

Thanks to the many JPAC, DPMO and Army Casualty staffers who took part in the process of communication, recovery and identification.


Citation:

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Don Carlos Faith, Jr. (ASN: 0-46673), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty while Commanding the 1st Battalion, 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Hagaru-ri, (Chosin Reservoir) North Korea, from 27 November to 1 December 1950.

When the enemy launched a fanatical attack against his battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Faith unhesitatingly exposed himself to heavy enemy fire as he moved about directing the action. When the enemy penetrated the positions, Lieutenant Colonel Faith personally led counterattacks to restore the position.

During an attack by his battalion to effect a junction with another U.S. unit, Lieutenant Colonel Faith reconnoitered the route for, and personally directed, the first elements of his command across the ice-covered reservoir and then directed the movement of his vehicles which were loaded with wounded until all of his command had passed through the enemy fire.

Having completed this he crossed the reservoir himself. Assuming command of the force his unit had joined he was given the mission of attacking to join friendly elements to the south. Lieutenant Colonel Faith, although physically exhausted in the bitter cold, organized and launched an attack which was soon stopped by enemy fire.

He ran forward under enemy small-arms and automatic weapons fire, got his men on their feet and personally led the fire attack as it blasted its way through the enemy ring.

As they came to a hairpin curve, enemy fire from a roadblock again pinned the column down. Lieutenant Colonel Faith organized a group of men and directed their attack on the enemy positions on the right flank.

He then placed himself at the head of another group of men and in the face of direct enemy fire led an attack on the enemy roadblock, firing his pistol and throwing grenades.

When he had reached a position approximately 30 yards from the roadblock he was mortally wounded, but continued to direct the attack until the roadblock was overrun.

Throughout the five days of action Lieutenant Colonel Faith gave no thought to his safety and did not spare himself. His presence each time in the position of greatest danger was an inspiration to his men.

Also, the damage he personally inflicted firing from his position at the head of his men was of material assistance on several occasions.

Lieutenant Colonel Faith's outstanding gallantry and noble self-sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty reflect the highest honor on him and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.

(This award supersedes the prior award of the Silver Star (First Oak Leaf Cluster) as announced in G.O. No. 32, Headquarters X Corps, dated 23 February 1951, for gallantry in action on 27 November 1950.)
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Korean War Project Newsletter Sept 21 2012 Volume 14,2

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1. Military Records on KWP-Update
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Our May and July 2011 newsletters last year featured notices
about our acquisition of US Marine Corps records, 2nd Infantry
Division records, and many of the 24th, 25th and 7th Infantry
Division Unit Diaries and Command Summary Reports.

The work to make these files computer and internet ready is a
time consuming process. Each page has to be scanned and
reviewed for quality.

Hal has converted over 100,000 pages of USMC records and
these are now online. During the process Hal discovered whole
sections of USMC records missing.
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Korean War Project Newsletter May 28 2012 Volume 14,1

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Memorial Day May 28, 2012

We all pause today in order to pay respect to those among us who have served, or are still serving in the Armed Forces.

Many, if not most of us, reading this newsletter, have lost a friend or a loved one during the course of our lives in the wars the United States and Allied Countries have fought.

Many more of us know someone who has been severely injured or wounded during the same wars or conflicts.

Let us all pay our respects. Lest We Forget,

Hal and Ted Barker
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News Update

January 21, 2012
Technical notes:

We have yet to get the kinks ironed out for mass delivery of email newsletters. The possibility of using one of the new internet tools, Word Press, may be one of the solutions. Security issues have yet to be solved with that delivery mechanism.

Most all of us who use the internet have discovered the many hiccups that can take place. Our corner of the 'Web' is no exception.

The entire website for the Korean War Project had to be reprogrammed during the past few months. We have experienced repeated crashes of the (KWP) web server from overload and issues in previous programming efforts.

Outages still take place and probably will continue so bear with us.

Bookstore:

Bookstore updates are in the works and will be featured here in the Newsletter section of our 60th Anniversary Online section of the Korean War Project.

Hal and Ted Barker Korean War Project Dallas, TX

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Missing in Mig Alley, PBS Nova 2007 - Video

Produced by Emily Row: About pilots missing in action in Korea and the work to find about them. This is a video and/or DVD product.
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Posted: Saturday - September 17, 2011


Positive ID Of Korean War Soldier's Remains Brings Family Closure

Tyler Morning Telegraph. August 28, 2011. Clifton Henry had always admired the big brother he never met. Now 61 years later, he finally gets to say hello -- and goodbye.

Henry was 4 months old when his half-brother, Sgt. Lee Dona Henry Jr. went missing in action during the Korean War.


The U.S. Army notified the Henry family this month that Junior's remains, positively identified by DNA testing, were coming home to Tyler Sept. 15....
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Remains of Brooklyn POW lost in Korean War 60 years ago finally returned home

New York Daily News, July 31, 2011. A Brooklyn soldier who died 60 years ago in a Korean War POW camp is finally home.

The remains of Pvt. John Lavelle arrived at Kennedy Airport Saturday in a wooden casket draped in an American flag.

A Port Authority fire truck ceremoniously sprayed water over the plane carrying Lavelle as it taxied on the runway.

Moments later, a row of Port Authority police officers stood at attention as members of an Army honor guard carried Lavelle's casket into a waiting hearse, his relatives said....


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Body of Brooklyn's Army Pfc. John Lavelle buried by sisters 60 yrs. after dying as POW in Korean War

New York Daily News, August 1, 2011. The sisters of a Brooklyn soldier who vanished six decades ago during the Korean War cried fresh tears Monday as they finally laid him to rest.

"We finally have him home," a weeping Delores Mapes, 83, said as the casket bearing the body of Army Pfc. John Lavelle was carried from a funeral home. "He's back where he belongs."

Lavelle's other sister, Gloria Weber, said "we can finally say goobye."

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Korean War Project Digital Initiative Picks Up Steam

Dallas, Texas. July 29, 2011. As part of the Korean War Project Digital Initiative, the Project recently received a donation of 13 boxes of Korean War records from the 2nd Infantry Division Alliance to add to tens of thousands of Marine Corps records and Army records obtained under FOIA

After an initial DOD Freedom of Information Act denial of over 100,000 digital records from the 7th, 24th, and 25 Divisions, the Project recently received 13 CD's full of records from the early months of the Korean War.

To date, this means the Korean War Project now has approximately 250,000 records obtained from National Archives files for conversion to public use on the Project website, www.koreanwar.org.

At this time, the Project has over 800 Marine Corps Command and Unit files online.

The Army division files are currently being prepared for public access in PDF format.

The Project also currently has the largest grouping of Korean War maps online, including over 500 topographic maps covering the 1950-53 period and then DMZ postwar era.

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Posted: Sunday - July 31, 2011


Treasure Trove: HMAS Bataan map

Australian War Memorial, July 28, 2011. celebrate 100 years of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian War Memorial is offering up sea booty for Treasure Trove! A hand drawn map from the Korean War to be precise.

This map shows the Korean War's Operation Bataan and the Western Wolfpack Guerrillas involving the HMAS Bataan of the Royal Australian Navy from the RAN Reports of Proceedings.

The RAN Reports are a large series of records that cover Australia's rich naval history from the period of 1939 to the present. They include a daily account of events during peacetime and war, like reports of operations, social events, weather, visits, official calls and Australia's naval battles great and small....

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Korean War Vet Finally Laid to Rest

Valley News Live, KVLY-KXJB, Fargo Grand Forks, ND. July 26, 2011. Korean War Vet James Sund was finally laid to rest with full military honors in northwestern Minnesota today, 60 years after he died.

Corporal Sund was killed at a Korean prisoner of war camp in 1951 at the age of 28.

North Korean officials turned over Veterans remains in 1992. Just recently, DNA testing found Corporal Sund among the remains.
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US lawmaker seeks Korean War prisoners repatriation

Singapore Press, July 28, 2011. WASHINGTON - A senior US lawmaker urged Congress on Wednesday to adopt a resolution calling on North Korea to repatriate thousands of Korean War prisoners still living in the reclusive state.

Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel, a Korean War veteran, introduced his resolution to mark the 58th anniversary of the July 27 Korean War Armistice Day.

"As we pay tribute to the nearly two million Americans who answered the call to defend the freedom of Korea, we should not forget about those who never returned," he said in a statement...
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Korean War Project Newsletter July 27 2011 Volume 13, 2

Korean War Project Newsletter July 27 2011 Volume 13, 2

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July 27th 1953 marks the enactment of the truce to end the three years of war in Korea. The truce had been a long time coming. The steps in the process resulted in stretching the war for such a long time. For those who were in the middle of the fierce fighting of 1953, it could not come quickly enough.

The toll of the last months of the war was steep in life and limb.

The same date also marks the beginning of a very unsettled truce that has reached across many decades. Violence and intrigue have been commonplace.

Hal and Ted Barker
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Commemorating Canada's forgotten war

Metro News, Halifax. July 25, 2011. More than 100 people of Canadian and South Korean descent gathered at the Presbyterian Church of Saint David yesterday to commemorate the end of the Korean War. The service stressed the need to remember what in the U.S. and Canada is dubbed a 'forgotten war.'

'Indeed, there is much forgotten about this brutal conflict,' said Rev. Kenn Stright, in a sermon delivered in English and in Korean by Rev. Suk-Ho Lee. 'We need constant reminders of what was at stake.'

The Korean War began in 1950, with Canada entering the fight in mid-February 1951. By the time the armistice was signed on July 27, 1953, 516 Canadians had perished....
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Posted: Monday - July 25, 2011


Korean War veteran finally receives medals

Youngstown News. July 25, 2011. Sunday was a special day for Donald Lariccia.

That's because more than a half-century after he'd earned them, the Austintown man finally received a cluster of medals for his service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. They were presented to him at his Oak Trace home by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, whose appearance was a surprise for Lariccia.

'Man oh man,' the affable 79-year-old honoree said of his reaction to seeing the congressman walk into his home. 'I was surprised out of my boots.'

And to top it off, he was surrounded by his family, which he unflinchingly said is the true source of his pride....
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Posted: Monday - July 25, 2011


Bucks to honor Korean War veterans in Wednesday ceremony

PhillyBurbs.com July 25, 2011. Retired Marine Corps Maj. Chew-Een Lee will be the keynote speaker at the 12th annual Korean War Armistice Day memorial service in Doylestown Wednesday.

The event is scheduled to take place 11 a.m. at the Korean War Memorial, in front of the Bucks County Courthouse, 55 E. Court Street.

The ceremony will include a roll-call of Bucks County's honored dead from the Korean War, remarks from Commissioner Chairman Charley Martin, placement of a rose on the memorial for each of the honored dead, the laying of wreaths, a rifle salute, and taps....
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Remains of Korean War Soldier Will Be Laid To Rest At Arlington

Citizens Voice, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. July 21, 2011. More than 60 years after he was reported missing, an Army soldier killed during the Korean War will finally be laid to rest.

The remains of Army Pfc. Peter Kubic, who went missing in South Korea at age 22, will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery today, the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced.

On Feb. 12, 1951, Kubic was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, when his division came under attack near Hoengsong. Following the battle, Kubic was reported missing in action, authorities said....

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Posted: Thursday - July 21, 2011


Film clips from the Korean War

VideoSurf content with amazing clips. Must see for any person interested in the Korean War. Dozens of clips in varying lengths.

Reviewed by Ted Barker
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Memory Project to preserve stories of Korean War veterans

The Star. Toronto, July 14, 2011. Captain Mort Lightstone spent 6,600 hours of flight during the Korean War. He doesn't want that to be forgotten.

'As time goes by, we lose memory of those bad times,' said the 78-year-old veteran, who joined the Canadian Airforce when he was 18. Today, he takes pride in talking to students around the country about his experience in the war, and teaching them how to 'salute veterans.'

Looking back at the services he rendered in the Canadian military service for 28 years, Lightstone said it was a big sacrifice. He still remembers how terrifying it could get, knowing that they could even get killed while fighting in a foreign country.
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American Legion To Add Name To War Memorial

ELLINWOOD, Kan. (AP) The year was 1950, and in November of that year, the United States was mired in battle in Korea, fighting the spread of Communism. Two young men from Barton County answered the call to service and paid the highest price.

Edward Cooney, a native of Ellinwood, and Edward Schwartz, a native of Hoisington, looked death in the eye that bitterly cold November, and lost. Captain Thomas Edward Cooney, commanding officer of Company G, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines was killed in action Nov. 27 in the battle zone of the Chosin Reservoir, and remains where he lay near the border of North Korea and China. His family has given DNA for identification....
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Prisoner of Korean War's remains returned to Spokane

KREM.COM SPOKANE -- A local man who was missing in action from the Korean War finally returned home this week.

U.S. Army Captain Melvin Stai's remains were just recently identified and on Wednesday returned to his family in Spokane.

Officials learned that Stai had been captured in January of 1951 and taken to a prisonar of war camp in Suan County, North Korea. Stai died while in captivity when allies attacked the camp in April of that year....
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Posted: Saturday - July 9, 2011


Father Emil Kapaun Beatification Cause Heads To Rome

Catholic New Agency, July 6, 2011 05:51 am (CNA).- U.S. Army chaplain Fr. Emil Kapaun's cause for beatification is headed to Rome, an event the Diocese of Wichita celebrated with a July 1 Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Fr. John Hotze, episcopal delegate for the office of Fr. Kapaun's beatification and canonization, said the event marks the culmination of years of work and also celebrates the 'gift' of Fr. Kapaun....
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Oklahoma Man Learns his Uncle's Remains Have Been Identified 60 Years After He Died in Korean War

Greg Brooks finally got the call he's been waiting on for decades  his uncle is coming home, more than 60 years after he went missing during the Korean War.


Brooks, 51, of Blanchard, said military officials notified him this month that they have identified the remains of his uncle, Henry Leo Gustafson, using DNA. The news means Gustafson's family can hold a military funeral and bury him in the empty grave marked by his headstone....
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Korean War veteran's remains identified for Oklahoma family; DNA match ends family mystery

The Daily Reporter, Greenfield, Indiana. July 4 2011. OKLAHOMA CITY. Greg Brooks finally got the call he's been waiting on for decades - his uncle is coming home, more than 60 years after he went missing during the Korean War.

Brooks, 51, of Blanchard, said military officials notified him this month that they have identified the remains of his uncle, Henry Leo Gustafson, using DNA. The news means Gustafson's family can hold a military funeral and bury him in the empty grave marked by his headstone....
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Decades Later, Servicemen's Remains Returning To Spokane - PFC Herman Sturmer - Captain Melvin Stai

The Spokesman-Review - Spokane, WA. June 30, 2011. A Marine private lost at the Battle of Tarawa in 1943 and an Army captain who died as a prisoner of the North Koreans in 1951 are finally coming home to Spokane.

Although the U.S. Department of Defense's Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command has identified the remains of more than 1,800 Americans since the 1970s, the return of two long-missing soldiers to the same community within a week of each other is remarkable.

Private Herman F. Sturmer, Jr., USMC, Tarawa, and Captain Melvin Ruben Stai, U.S. Army, Twin Tunnels....
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MIA Identified - Captain Melvin Ruben Stai - Twin Tunnels

DPMO - Identified on January 31, 2011. More information as it becomes available.
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Valor Flight to Take Korean War Veterans to Washington, D.C.

WAAY Huntsville - It's been dubbed the forgotten war. But, one local organization is making sure the veterans of the Korean War are not forgotten. "Valor flight: Flight of the Not-Forgotten," will fly Korean War veterans to Washington D.C. to see their memorial.

Come November, 2011, president of Valor Flight, Steve Celuch hopes to have the maiden voyage to the nation's capital under his belt. Celuch participated with Honor Flight Tennessee Valley; now it's his turn to take the reins. 'As we finished that up with the last flight on 9-11 I chose to lead the next generation to honor the Korean War veterans....'
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Jewish veteran recalls Korean War as turning point of his life

The Korea Times. June 27, 2011. A Jewish-American war veteran shared his personal Korean War story with those who participated in a ceremony to mark the 61st anniversary of the outbreak of the war held at the South Korean Embassy to Israel in Tel Aviv last Thursday.

Leonard Wisper said that the Korean War (1950-53) was a turning point in his life as he was rescued from the brink of death, later leading him to affiliate with Judaism....

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Reporters from war allies explore Korean culture, economy

The Korea Herald. June 26, 2011. Press members from countries that joined South Korean forces during the Korean War (1950-1953) visited here last week to cover the nations economic and cultural growth so far.

In commemoration of the 61st anniversary of the Korean War, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's Korean Culture and Information Service invited nine journalists from six countries including U.K., U.S., Australia, India, Thailand and the Philippines from June 20-26 to express gratitude for the dispatch and show the government's latest efforts to keep peace in the peninsula....

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South Korea Marks 61st Anniversary of Start of Korean War

Voice of America. June 25, 2011. South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik has urged North Korea to work for peace on the Korean peninsula and stop what he called "reckless military provocation".

Speaking Saturday during a ceremony in Seoul marking the 61st anniversary of the start of the Korean War, Kim invited the North to join the path "where 70 million Korean people can live together...."
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Korean Veterans Commemorate 61st Anniversary

Rapid City Journal. June 26, 2011. Although the Korean War is sometimes thought of as a forgotten war sandwiched between World War II and Vietnam, veterans like Al Skidmore and Jerry Teachout still like to gather and share their "war stories" with others.

Members of Chapter 160 of the Korean War Veterans Association were on hand Saturday at the South Dakota Air & Space Museum just outside the main gate of Ellsworth Air Force Base to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the beginning of the conflict, June 25, 1950....
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Korean War Remembered

Guam. June 26, 2011. June 25 is a special day for Denny Jin. It's the day the Korean War started, 61 years ago, changing Jin's life forever.

Jin, 75, is the founder of Korean War Veterans Guam, but Jin isn't a veteran. He's from South Korea -- a territorial distinction that might be lost had events gone differently more than half a century ago....
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Thank You From Korea

Dear War veterans, and the people who had served in the Korean War.

We, Koreans, owed a profound debt of gratitude towards War veterans, and the people who had stood with us and served in the Korean War for the universal values of liberty and peace.

The Korean War started 61 years ago today. On 25 June 1950, the communist North Korea had invaded South Korea and attempted to communize the whole peninsula. Then you came to South Korea in hopes of defending liberty for people who had been utter strangers to you.

The Republic of Korea was ruined by the war. Only 50 years ago, Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world and now we are the country in the best interests of other poor countries. Korea currently is reaching the tenth largest economy in the world and ranks the No. 7 among the export economies. This is a wonder. We, Koreans, are sure that because of over 1.935,398 soldiers, servicemen and women from our allies, we could defend our freedom and the wonder has become a possibility. We owe a real debt of gratitude to your countries' young men and women. We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences and consolation with respect and honor to the victims and their bereaved families.

The great sacrifices and the bravery of your noble young men and women have established the current Republic of Korea.

We also thank you for your confidence and support over the Cheonan Navy Ship, which was sunk in March due to North Korea's attack, also thank you for the support over the incident on Yeonpyeong Island. We want to tell the world that the majority of Koreans' heart is filled with gratefulness that we won't ever forget.

The debt of gratitude owed to War veterans, people who had served in the Korean War is indeed profound. Thank you.

Jiun Chung
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Flags At Half-staff Saturday To Honor Two Fallen Heroes From Past Wars

Minneapolis Post. June 23 2011. Flags around the state will fly at half-staff Saturday to honor two fallen soldiers  one from World War II and one from the Korean War  who will finally be buried this week with full military honors.

Gov. Mark Dayton ordered the action to honor Lt. Harry Lester Bedard, WWII, and Sgt. Ralph William Carlson, Korea....

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Posted: Friday - June 24, 2011


MIA Remains Identified - CPL James Norman Sund

June 16, 2011. The Korean War Project was notified that the remains of Corporal James Norman Sund, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, had been identified. More information as this story develops. Captured at Hoengsong, South Korea, February 12, 1951. Hometown Highlanding, Minnesota.
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Full Military Honors and Hopes Of Identification For MIA Remains

KGMB Hawaii News Now. June 18 2011. JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR - HICKAM (HawaiiNewsNow) - 74 thousand U.S. servicemembers from World War II are still unaccounted for. 8,000 are M.I.A. from the Korean war and another 1,600 from Vietnam.

Despite those daunting numbers and the decades that have passed, the grueling work continues to find and recover their remains. On Friday, they were half-way there....
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Korean Embassy Honors Jewish War Veterans

The Jerusalem Post. June 17, 2011. The Korean Embassy in Israel on Thursday held a special ceremony to mark the 61st anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. In honor of soldiers who fought to help South Korea stop the communist invasion, a seemingly unlikely group was also recognized: Jewish Korean War veterans living in Israel.

According to an official statement released by the Embassy, some 4,000 Jewish soldiers fought alongside South Koreans and Allied Forces in the Korean War between 1950 and 1953. The Embassy has been awarding medals to Jewish soldiers since 2009. This year's ceremony was hosted by Korean Ambassador to Israel Ma Young-Sam at his home in Rishpon....
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Paengnyong-Do Revisited: A GI Returns After 58 Years.

Wally Barnett. As I recall it took 10 days in December 1951, for the WWII USS General M. C. Meigs to transport 5000 of us from San Francisco bay to Yokohama, Japan. A few days later, in January, some of us found ourselves on the island of Paengnyong-do in Korea. I was a 20-year-old A1c at the time.

On September 20, 2010, it took only 10 hours for Korean Air to fly my wife, Joyce, and I from Seattle to Incheon on a Boeing 777-200. After two nights in Incheon, the fast boat took about five hours to arrive at Yonggippo Port on this 31 sq. mi. island located 140 miles northwest of Incheon and ten miles off the coast of North Korea. The Sagot Beach natural airfield is now a national monument and no longer an airfield. The changes to Paengnyong-do (spelling has been officially changed to Baengnyeong-do, but still pronounced Peng-yang-do) are truly amazing. We were treated as honored guests because we were the only Caucasians on the island and, to their recollection, I was the only GI to have returned to PY-do. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Now we know what it's like to be a minority of two in a sea of some 6000 Koreans...
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'The Front Line' Spotlights The Korean War

Korea Times. June 16, 2011. Jang Hoon, who directed the hit inter-Korean drama 'Blood Brothers,' has returned with another film involving the two Koreas.

'The Front Line' takes viewers back to the Korean War (1950-53), which is largely known as the Forgotten War, and looks into parts of the conflict that have slipped into oblivion. Jang teamed up with a seasoned scriptwriter Park Sang-yeon for the 10 billion-won project....

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Who Fought In The Korean War? Don't Ask High School Seniors

Bloomberg. June 14, 2011. U.S. students may know more about Lady Gaga than Abraham Lincoln.

Just 12 percent of 12th graders demonstrated proficiency in American history on a federal test, known as the "Nation's Report Card," according to data released today by the Education Department. Only one in five could name China as a combatant in the Korean War. Overall, seniors showed no improvement in their scores since 2006, the last time the test was given....
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Marine Escorts Korean POW After 60 Years Abroad

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. June 17, 2011 -- In 1954, the family of Army Sgt. Ralph Carlson received news that their loved one passed away in a Korean internment camp. Today, with the help of DNA testing, science has helped to identify remains, bringing closure to Carlson's family and families across the country.

Carlson's remains will be escorted to Braham, Minn., June 25, by his great nephew Pfc. Jonathan C. Wescott, a legal services specialist with Legal Services Support Section, Service Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group.
"It's a pretty big honor to be able to do this for my family; it's overwhelming," said Wescott, 21....
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PFC John Graham Lavelle - MIA - Identified

Mary Rose O'Brien To The Korean War Project. June 16 2011.

Good Afternoon!

I had to write you with the wonderful news about my Uncle. We got word from the Army on 6/11/11 that his remains have been positively identified and he is coming home to a burial with full Military honors. John (Shawn)'s sisters (my Mom and Aunt) are 83 and 80 years-old. They are beside themselves with excitement of the news. It is a thing the dreamed about, but never imagine would come to pass!

I wanted to personally thank you, because this would have never happened for our family without your website. About 8 or 9 years ago, a search led me to this website. When I entered my Uncle's name, up he popped! Imagine my surprise when I saw the a DNA sample from the family was needed. I made the arrangements to provide the sample and then waited. Well here we are 9 years later and we get the wonderful news!!!

Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts!

Mary Rose O'Brien
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Remains of Detroit Soldier Killed In Korean War Identified

The Detroit News. June 14 2011. More than 60 years after his Army unit was overrun by Chinese troops during the Korean War, the U.S. Defense Department has positively identified the remains of Cpl. A.V. Scott of Detroit and intends to bury them at Arlington National Cemetery.

Scott, a native of Canada who moved to Detroit with his mother, Gladys Caldwell, survived a grueling march after his capture in 1951, defense officials have told his family. But he died of exhaustion and dysentery shortly after arriving in a prisoner of war camp....
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The Lesser-known Heroes of Korean War - A Book

The Wall Street Journal. June 2, 2011. The canon of Korean War histories has enlarged quite substantially in the past two years, which have marked the 60th anniversary of the war that began in 1950 and ended with a ceasefire in 1953.

Seoul-based British journalist Andrew Salmon is out with his second book in two years on the war. And once again, he has found amazing tales of soldiers that many other historians have overlooked; the British and Australians....
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South African veteran of Korean War dreams of returning with his kids

Yonhap News Agency. June 6, 2011. PRETORIA, South Africa, June 3 (Yonhap) -- Time is running short for 86-year-old Joe Joubert to achieve his lifetime dream -- returning to Korea with his grown-up children to show them where he fought for peace more than half a century ago.

Last year marked the 60th anniversary since war broke out on the Korean Peninsula, drawing in the U.S. and 20 other allied nations to fight with South Korea against a North Korean invasion. The fratricidal conflict lasted three years from its launch on June 25, 1950, and ended in an armistice that left the Koreas technically at war to this day....
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Veterans Affairs document, Agent Orange sprayed 1962-1970

Read the blog entry from Vets Helping Vets, hosted by David Apperson. The document will have to be verified. This will be useful for investigating claims.
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Posted: Friday - June 3, 2011


Local Soldier To Be Buried - Cpl. Harold B. Moore Listed As MIA In 1950

News and Sentinel, Parkersburg, WV - June 2, 2001. ARLINGTON - After more than 50 years, the remains of a Parkersburg serviceman who was declared missing in action from the Korean War will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Cpl. Harold B. Moore of Parkersburg will be buried with full military honors at 1 p.m. today in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C., according to the U.S. Department of Defense....
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The Battle of Kapyong - April 1951 - Documentary

The Battle at Kapyong, April 1951 - Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand troops of the Korean War hold back an invading Chinese army which aims to drive the foreigners into the sea. Often in total darkness, individual is pitted against individual for the control of a valley - the traditional invasion route to Seoul. What follows becomes the turning point of Chinas spring offensive and decisive mment in the Korean War....

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Korean War Project Digital Initiative - US Marine Corps Command And Unit Files Now Online

Memorial Day, 2011. The Korean War Project Digital Initiative began today with the first 800 digital files of Marine Corps Operations in Korea. The initial files include the 1st Marine Provisional Brigade,
1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Air Wing, 1st Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Regiment, and 7th Marine Regiment.

Over 2000 additional files are in preparation for online placement on the Korean War Project.
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Posted: Monday - May 30, 2011


Follow the Korean War Project on Twitter and Facebook

We started using social media to reach new audiences.

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"Hold at all Costs" Korean War Documentary/Movie

Documentry film about the June 1953 Battle of Outpost Harry. Airs on PBS, Memorial Day, check your listings.
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Korean War Project Newsletter May 30, 2011 - Memorial Day

Korean War Project Memorial Day 2011 Newsletter - May 30, 2011

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We would like to extend a group hello to all of our website visitors or email correspondents. Many of you are brand new to our website and we encourage you to browse all areas.

Hal and I share our thoughts today as the Korean War Project continues to Remember the sacrifices of all those who have served or paid the ultimate cost of such service.

Hal and Ted Barker
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Korean War Vet: Jack Morris, 363rd TRS, an expanded diary of his experiences in Korea.

28 March 2011

I just posted on Amazon by way of an eBook an expanded diary of my months in Korea during the that war. It is displayed on Amazon eBooks at: MY WAR: KOREA. It can be reached by calling up my name, Jack Morris.

morrisjac@gmail.com

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RUWP6G

Blog: http://awesome.webplus.net/MyWarKorea/index.html



Note: Jack was a member of the 363rd Recon Tech Squadron, based at K-2 in the winter of 1950. See his story in our Recollections area.
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Reading Man's Death In Korean War Massacre Remembered

Reading Eagle. May 30, 2011. On July 14, 1950, the night before his unit set out to invade Korea, Pfc. Bruce A. Ream wrote a letter to his girlfriend, Dolores Lessie, in Reading.

'Hiya Honey,' the 19-year-old Reading native began his two-page missive, handwritten from a staging area in Japan. 'This will be the last letter you will get from me for some time....'
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Growing Suspicions

The Korea Times. May 25, 2011. Swift, transparent action prevents diplomatic disasters.

The stir created by the reported burial of defoliants at U.S. bases in southeastern Korea is showing few signs of calming down. The two governments have yet to launch joint probes, but testimonies from veterans are pouring in. This is no time for the officials to dally, and yet their initial handling of the scandal is far from reassuring.

According to ``Korean War Project, an Internet site for U.S. veterans who took part in the 1950-53 Korean War, there were orders in the late 1970s to get rid of dioxin, which is said to be the most virulent material produced by humans and a key component of the Agent Orange, left in all warehouses of the U.S. 2nd Division....
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S. Korea Investigates Fresh Claim Of Chemical Dumping By USFK

YONHAP NEWS AGENCY - SEOUL/WASHINGTON, May 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's defense ministry said Wednesday it has launched an on-site inspection into a former U.S. military base in the South where American troops allegedly dumped large amounts of chemicals in the 1960s.

The investigation followed a new allegation raised by an American veteran, retired Master Sgt. Ray Bows, who revealed that U.S. troops buried "hundreds of gallons" of chemicals at Camp Mercer in Bucheon, west of the South's capital of Seoul, between 1963 and 1964....
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USFK Officer Battles With VA Over Agent Orange Exposure

The Hankyoreh. May 30, 2011. As the dispute over burial of Agent Orange at Camp Carroll continues, one retired United States Forces Korea (USFK) officer is fighting another battle with the U.S. government for the sake of his former subordinates who are suffering from the after-effects of the defoliant.

Phil Steward, 63, who served as a 2nd Engineer Battalion captain at Camp Peterson and Camp Ethan Allen in the US Army 2nd Infantry Division, controlling the Imjin River area in northern Gyeonggi Province, from October 1968 to December 1969, shared his story through a telephone interview with the Hankyoreh on May 28....

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USFK To Interview Ex-employee In Agent Orange Probe

SEOUL/CHILGOK, South Korea, May 28 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. military in South Korea said Saturday it will interview one of its former civilian employees who claims he witnessed the burial of toxic chemical Agent Orange inside a U.S. army camp in the South in the 1970s.

South Korea and the U.S. are jointly investigating claims by retired U.S. soldiers that they had helped dump large amounts of the toxic chemical in 1978 inside Camp Carroll in Chilgok, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul....
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US Army Dumped Chemicals In Imjin River In 1960s

The Korea Times. May 29, 2011. By Lee Tae-hoon

A new allegation has surfaced over the U.S. Armys involvement in the disposal of toxic chemicals, including Agent Orange, into Korean waterways during its massive defoliation campaign in the 1960s.

According to a document that The Korea Times obtained Sunday, a U.S. veteran claimed that he released 25 to 100 gallons of leftover herbicide agents into major waterways, including the Imjin River, and by roadsides on a daily basis....
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South Korean Groups Press U.S. About Dump

SEOUL, May 29 (UPI) -- A consortium of South Korean civic groups wants detailed information from the U.S. military about an alleged toxic waste dump containing Agent Orange.

The groups said they would file a petition demanding information from the U.S. military about a site inside Camp Carroll, about 200 miles southeast of Seoul, where a large amount of Agent Orange, a defoliant used in Vietnam, allegedly was dumped....
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Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office - Recently Accounted For

The names listed here are U.S. military servicemembers who were once missing and are now accounted-for. Additional information may be seen by visiting the respective Vietnam, Korean War and WWII databases on this site.

These names are displayed in chronological order based on the dates of their identifications. The highlighted names are linked to a more detailed news release on that serviceman's identification....
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Army Pfc. Watkins Laid To Rest On American Soil

Times-News Online - May 27, 2011. A black and white POW/MIA flag waved in the breeze Thursday afternoon at Forest Lawn Memorial Park as the ceremony began for a fallen hero who finally returned home after nearly six decades.

The flag read, "You are not Forgotten."

Army Pfc. Samuel Kelly Watkins of Fletcher was not forgotten after he was captured in North Korea on Feb. 14, 1951, and presumed dead on March 3, 1954.

Through the Korean War Project, DNA from his remains, found in North Korea, was matched earlier this year with family members in Henderson County....
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Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office

During Operation GLORY in 1954, North Korea returned the remains of more than 2,000 Americans. Concurrently, U.S. "graves registration" teams recovered remains on South Korean battlefields.

The U.S. identified thousands of these remains. Those that could not be identified and other unknowns from South Korea, a total of 848, were buried in 1956 in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the "Punchbowl." Others were added later as "unknowns." One of the unknowns was interred in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, Virginia....
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Roskam Moves To Establish Korean War Museum in Chicago

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed the Roskam-Lipinski Amendment, recognizing the value of a Korean War National Museum in Chicago, Illinois. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act was co-sponsored by Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-06), Chief Deputy Whip, and Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-03).

"A Korean War National Museum in Chicago will be a testament to those brave Americans who fought to preserve freedom and halt the advance of Communism," said Congressman Roskam. "Almost six million Americans - including my father - fought in this war that has unfortunately taken on the moniker of 'the forgotten war.' A National Museum dedicated to the Korean War in the Midwest will ensure future generations remember the sacrifice and valor of all the Americans who fought and died honorably in Korea sixty years ago. I will continue to work to bring this museum to Chicago."
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KOREA: Veterans' tales from the 'forgotten war'

The Gazette, Colorado Springs. - May 28, 2011. As much as World War II was romanticized, the war that followed five years later was ignored.

Colorado Springs Korean War veteran Dave Hughes, who was honored with the nation's second-highest decoration for valor there, calls it 'a second-page war.'


Lester Stroup, who spent nearly three years in a North Korean prison camp, is still bitter about the way that the home front embraced the comforts of the booming 1950s while snubbing those sent to the fighting....

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Remembering POWs, those MIA on Memorial Day and every day

The Times and Democrat, May 29 2011. A table sits alone, its single place setting providing a stark contrast to its surroundings.

Many Memorial Day ceremonies for military veterans will take place in the presence of those being honored. While all deserve the gratitude of their countrymen, Orangeburg American Legion Post 4 Commander Chester Tomson Jr. said the solitary table ensures another group is never forgotten....
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Korean War POW finally buried after 60 years

Associated Press - May 27, 2011. For 60 years, Artie Hodapp's family agonized over a heart-rending mystery: Where had the young man, known for his rollicking sense of humor, come to rest after dying in the Korean War?

They couldn't know that the answer was among 17 boxes of remains that the North Koreans turned over nearly two decades ago. Nor could they know that the DNA the Army collected from his surviving siblings several years ago would finally help solve the riddle....

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Filmmaker Captures Forgotten Battle of Korean War - Hold At All Costs - Outpost Harry

SignOnSanDiego - May 28, 2011. Glenn Palmedo-Smith, who grew up in the noisy anti-war 60s, never had much appreciation for military veterans until he made a film about them.

Hold At All Costs, a documentary about a little-known, eight-day battle near the end of the Korean War, is airing on public-broadcasting stations throughout the country this Memorial Day weekend, including Monday night in San Diego....

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Korean War POW Finally Buried After 60 Years

Bay News 9 story on the return of Korean War MIA Arthur Leon Aloysius Hodapp.
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Posted: Sunday - May 29, 2011


Korean War Hero Finally Gets The Honor He Deserves

Fort Worth Star Telegram, April 30, 2011. President Barack Obama, speaking from the East Room on Monday, will undoubtedly read of the inspiring and frightening last few minutes of Army Pfc. Henry Svehla's life.

Svehla, all of 19 years old, already wounded and leading a faltering platoon under withering fire on a hard-fought hill in Korea, gave his life by throwing himself on a grenade that landed near him and some of his buddies....
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Posted: Wednesday - May 19, 2010


Cold War International History Project

Wilson Center - Off-site Event: New Documents and New Histories:Twenty-First Century Perspectives on the Korean War
16-17 June 2010


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Posted: Wednesday - May 19, 2010


North Korea International Documentation Project

The North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) serves as an informational clearinghouse on North Korea for both the scholarly and policymaking communities by widely disseminating newly declassified documents on the DPRK from its former communist allies as well as other resources that provide valuable insight into the actions and nature of the North Korean state. Read about NKIDP in Korean.
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Posted: Wednesday - May 19, 2010


Hidden Legacy: Agent Orange in South Korea

Korean DMZ Agent Orange Information Center. Gathering point for information about the spraying of Agent Orange and other chemicals in the northern area of South Korea during the 1960's.
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Story Subject - DMZ - Agent Orange
Posted: Saturday - May 8, 2010


The Center For The Study Of The Korean War

The Center for the Study of the Korean War is located at Graceland University, Independence Campus, Independence, Missouri.
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Posted: Friday - May 7, 2010


United States Marine Corps Forces In Korea

Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia. Korean War Gallery and events.
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Posted: Friday - May 7, 2010


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