US Army Col. Dale Friend (ret) of Rapid City will speak about his Vietnam War combat experiences on Saturday, October 13th, at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, 9-11 am. He will also describe some of his experiences fighting in the Korean War. The host will be the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group.Read more ›
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“FREEDOM IS NOT FREE” is inscribed on the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Korean War ended JULY 27, 1953, with the armistice signed at Panmunjom. It began three years earlier as a U.N. “police” action. The outnumbered U.S. and South Korean troops fought courageously against the Communist Chinese and North Korean troops, who were killing thousands with arms and MIG fighters supplied by the Soviet Union.Read more ›
The Korean War started JUNE 25, 1950. Communist North Korea invaded South Korea, killing thousands. General Douglas MacArthur was given command of the U.N. Forces and after a daring landing of troops at Inchon, MacArthur recaptured the city of Seoul. General Douglas MacArthur led the United Nations Command in the Korean War from 1950 to 1951. Political involvement prolonged the war, resulting in high casualties.Read more ›