Sunday, July 28, 2013

Korean War 60 Years Ago


I would like to say thank you to all those who served during the Korean War. This year we recognize the 60th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice.

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending hostilities (July 27, 1953) in the Korean conflict. Sometimes referred to as "the forgotten war," this conflict started when Communist North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950.  More than 52,000 Americans died in the fight for South Korea's freedom. According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office there are still 7,989 U.S. servicemen still unaccounted for from the Korean War. Shipmates please take time to thank any and all veterans who served during this time. Please pass this on to all shipmates in the Branches.


In Loyalty, Protection and Service

Bob Holcomb RPSC

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