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Korean War Begins - June 25, 1950
« on: June 25, 2020, 03:15:33 PM »


The Korean war began on June 25, 1950, when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south. This invasion was the first military action of the Cold War. By July, American troops had entered the war on South Korea’s behalf. As far as American officials were concerned, it was a war against the forces of international communism itself. After some early back-and-forth across the 38th parallel, the fighting stalled and casualties mounted with nothing to show for them. Meanwhile, American officials worked anxiously to fashion some sort of armistice with the North Koreans. The alternative, they feared, would be a wider war with Russia and China–or even, as some warned, World War III. Finally, in July 1953, the Korean War came to an end. In all, some 5 million soldiers and civilians lost their lives in what many in the U.S. refer to as “the Forgotten War” for the lack of attention it received compared to more well-known conflicts like World War I and II and the Vietnam War. The Korean peninsula is still divided today.

https://www.history.com/topics/korea/korean-war#:~:text=The%20Korean%20war%20began%20on,of%20Korea%20to%20the%20south.


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Re: Korean War Begins - June 25, 1950
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 03:57:19 PM »
Coincidentally, also the anniversary of Custer's Last Stand.

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Re: Korean War Begins - June 25, 1950
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 03:59:10 PM »
I enlightened my wife on both. It's our wedding anniversary.  :D


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Re: Korean War Begins - June 25, 1950
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 04:45:28 PM »
I enlightened my wife on both. It's our wedding anniversary.  :D

Grats on the anniversary!!

So it begs the question..... do you plan to cross the 38th parallel or have you already reached your last stand....    :D
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Re: Korean War Begins - June 25, 1950
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 05:27:18 PM »
Grats on the anniversary!!

So it begs the question..... do you plan to cross the 38th parallel or have you already reached your last stand....    :D

Security clearance and need to know come into play here. ;)


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Re: Korean War Begins - June 25, 1950
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2020, 06:57:38 PM »
Security clearance and need to know come into play here. ;)

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Re: Korean War Begins - June 25, 1950
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2020, 08:39:49 PM »
Coincidentally, also the anniversary of Custer's Last Stand.

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Re: Korean War Begins - June 25, 1950
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 10:45:48 AM »
My dad flew B-29s in Korea. Lowell, Indiana's library created this tribute page for him a handful of years ago:  http://www.lowellpl.lib.in.us/cowanh.htm

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Re: Korean War Begins - June 25, 1950
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 12:19:35 PM »
My dad flew B-29s in Korea. Lowell, Indiana's library created this tribute page for him a handful of years ago:  http://www.lowellpl.lib.in.us/cowanh.htm

Great read Biggles. Did all your uncles (dad side) also fly in WWII? Article said he was the fourth Cowan to earn his wings. Also, did he ever talk about his attack on that Japanese convoy during WWII? Sounds like it was quite the event!
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Re: Korean War Begins - June 25, 1950
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2020, 10:34:17 AM »
Great read Biggles. Did all your uncles (dad side) also fly in WWII? Article said he was the fourth Cowan to earn his wings. Also, did he ever talk about his attack on that Japanese convoy during WWII? Sounds like it was quite the event!
No, he actually never talked much about his war exploits, but did show us kids some of the newspaper articles from Lowell. He talked a lot more about the year he spent in Vietnam (68-69), especially the time he got to fly along on a AC-47 "Puff the Magic Dragon" mission.