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REMEMBERANCE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES
My fellow hubbers today, June 25, 2010 is the 60th anniversary of the inception of the Korean War or Conflict or police action as various people throughout our history called it. The men and women who fought this war to preserve our freedom deserve our respect for their sacrifice and that is my purpose by publishing this hub.
On June 25, 1950 The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea attacked their neighbors to the south, The Republic of Korea that we American’s supported through the ruse of The UN. Make no mistake about it this war was fought by American heroes and we owe much to these brave soldiers.
Throughout this war our brave heroes faced many challenges and never came up short in courage or deed. They not only beat back Communist aggression from the North Koreans they also faced an onslaught by Red Chinese forces. The result of this attack by hostile Chinese Communist was a direct cause of the firing of one of our greatest generals Douglas McArthur. This is analogous to the recent firing of General Stanley McChrystal due to insubordination to a leader who was clueless.
This war was carried out until General Eisenhower was elected POTUS and brought a truce to the Korean peninsula on July 27, 1953.
The grim statistics show 36,940 American dead, and 169,365 total American casualties.
Let’s all take a moment from our busy lives and lift our cups in a toast to the heroes who fought and died for our freedom in that God forsaken place so many years ago. They gave us their best and they deserve this recognition from us. GOD BLESS EVERY ONE OF YOU HEROES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!