26 Jun '12, 10am

News: Korean War #Veterans remember the Battle of Chipyong-ni @8thArmyKorea

News: Korean War #Veterans remember the Battle of Chipyong-ni @8thArmyKorea

CHIPYONG-NI, South Korea (June 26, 2012) - Chipyong-ni was a little known mountain village until a battle there changed the momentum of the Korean War and made an indelible mark in military history. A day after the 62nd anniversary of the start of the Korean War, American, South Korean and French officials and Korean War veterans gathered here June 26, to mark one of the pivotal battles of the brutal three-year conflict. During a ceremony hosted by the Republic of Korea, or ROK, Army's 20th Mechanized Infantry Division, officials and veterans laid wreaths and flowers at a memorial in the modern day city of Jipyeong-ni, formerly spelled Chipyong-ni during the Korean War. In late 1950, the large-scale Communist Chinese intervention in the Korean War dramatically changed the complexity of the conflict and increased the number of enemy troops that United Nations forces faced. ...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/82510/Korean_War_veterans_rem...

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  1. 28 Jun '12, 11pm

    I Was there. Last Co. L hole next to first Co. A hole. Remember it like it was yesterday. No one else left.

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