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Remembering the Korean War and those who Fought

Written By: Attorney Rees Lloyd  |  Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

June 25, 2012, is the 59th anniversary of the commencement of the Korean War, often characterized as the "Forgotten War." It is important, however, to remember, rather than forget, the Korean War, and the Americans who fought it.

            The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when North Korea, under the communist dictator Kim Il Sung, invaded the Republic of South Korea by sending more than 200,000 troops across the 38th Parallel which divided North from South. Supported by the communist dictators Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union and Mao Zedong of Red China, Kim Il Sung confidently predicted North Korea would overwhelm South Korea and impose a communist government on it within "three weeks."

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