Free Interviews with Korean War Veterans
The 38th Parallel, the Pusan Perimeter, Inchon, Kimpo Airport, the Chosin Reservoir; to most Americans today these are unknown places. To some, however, these places stir memories of defeat, triumph, heartache, and an intense drive to survive. The Korean War is called "The Forgotten War," but it will never be forgotten by those that sacrificed to prevent the spread of communism.
Post World War II, , Korea was divided at the 38th Parallel into North Korea, under communist rule led by Kim Il-Sung, and South Korea, under democratic rule led by Syngman Rhee. Both governments hoped to reunite their country.
On June 25, 1950, North Korean troops crossed the 38th Parallel, advancing into South Korea with the mission of doing just that. On June 27th, the United Nations declared this act a "breech of peace." Two days later, President Truman committed American Troops to the United Nation police action. General MacArthur was appointed commander of the U.N. forces. On June 30th, American soldiers were ordered to South Korea. The war lasted until July 27, 1953.
The Korean War included some of the most intense fighting in some of the worst conditions ever faced by American soldiers. Watch as our Korean veterans recount the events of the Inchon Invasion, the capturing of Kimpo Airport, the liberation of Seoul, and surviving the Chosin Reservoir.
Let us honor the Korean veterans by learning and remembering.
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