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Old 06-26-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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For those who want to acquire more info on the subject, here a couple of good links; Korean War Project & Korean War Educator: KWE Opening Index Page
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Here is another Link which is more Arkansas specific; Forgotten: The Arkansas Korean War Project -- Home
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Hey, after three years off this subject, I'm back Just a few comments and up-dates. Yesterday was the anniversary of the start of the Korea War, but not one word (that I saw) about it was printed in our statewide newspaper. During the past year, the remains of one of our own has been identified and returned to is home county (Montgomery) for burial. Also, one with the home-of-record in Missouri was identified and buried in the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. He was buried there because his surviving sister lives in Pine Bluff. They are making slow progress in identifying and returning remains from the war. When I started this Thread there were 8,051 KIA, MIA, and POW whose remains had never been recovered/identified. Now the number is a little under 7,000.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
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I remember this quite well although I was only a kid at the time. My mother was especially concerned as it wasn't long after WWII was ended and her brother, my uncle, was returned from a German POW camp. That war was still fresh on most people's mind.

Although many lives were lost it appears to have been a necessary war as was WWII. Sorry we can't say the same for WWI, Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, or Afghanistan. Will Syria be next? We need to stop being the world's policeman. My $0.02 for the day.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:48 PM
 
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I learned all I needed in 3 yrs, 9 mos and 3 days served during Viet Nam......
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: United States of America
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There's a documentary on the Korean War on the DOC Channel. It deals mainly with what happened when Marines got surrounded by a very larger force of Chineese soldiers at the Chosin Reservior. It's interviews with some of those that were there. Very chilling what they had to go through, to say the least.

Battle of Chosin Reservoir // Blk F World History - YouTube

The Chosin Reservoir Campaign: Frozen Chosin - YouTube

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Old 06-26-2013, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Thanks for the videos slingshot. I went to Korea with the Mena National Guard and there aren't many left of the original members (about 50), who returned home. Of those I know personally, many have died, one was murdered, and two are on dialysis with a bleak future. Thank God I am disgustingly healthy and still running through the mountains.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: United States of America
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Thanks for the videos slingshot. I went to Korea with the Mena National Guard and there aren't many left of the original members (about 50), who returned home. Of those I know personally, many have died, one was murdered, and two are on dialysis with a bleak future. Thank God I am disgustingly healthy and still running through the mountains.
I appreciate you. The videos are not nearly as telling as the documentary on the DOC Channel. I had heard about the Chosin Reservior and "Chesty" but to hear the stories of the soldiers and Marines that were there left me speechless.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:36 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere Arkansas
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I guess it was ten years ago I talked to a woman who came into my shop. She had lost her only son in korea. She said he was 19 when he died. I remember the the look on her face as she told me her story. Decades still hadn't diminished the loss one little bit. I still feel badly for the woman I did not know and the boy I never met.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Australia
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The Korean war was known as the "forgotten war".
Tucked in between WWII and Viet Nam wars- it lasted just over 3 years. about 37,000 Americans killed, an estimated 2,000,000 civilians killed.
(So many killed in a short time compared to 11 years for Viet Nam and about 55,000 killed there).

A shame it was the forgotten war.
A terrible war, which claimed so many lives. May they all R.I.P.
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