The Korean War
The Korean War is often refereed to as the forgotten war, often overshadowed by the Giant Conflicts of WW1 and WW2, then overshadowed for difference reasons by Vietnam. Well here it is not forgotten, we strive to collect preserve and tell the stories of men and women who fought and served.
Korea pitted 22 United Nation countries against the Military Forces of North Korea, China, and to a lesser extent the Soviet Union. It was the first time the UN formed together to fight and coincidentally the last time they were ever useful. The War saw huge armies moving Hundreds of miles and undertaking massive amphibious landings, air campaigns of thousands of the new jet aircraft streaked across the sky Soviet pilots met Americans for the first time in combat.
On land the war would move the length of the peninsula several times and the south Korean Capital of Seoul would change hands nearly 4 times during the war, being reduced to rubble by the end. The freezing winters with horrible wind and mud were rivaled only by the sweltering summer dust. Korea was an unforgiving environment, the fighting was hampered by political decisions and infighting with the command structure, fears of all out Nuclear War terrified the US government into a strategy of deescalation and limited war. There is people who believe we should have and could have liberated the peninsula, just as others fell the outcome was a victory.
Ultimately the War continues to this day, the anti western rhetoric from the North Koreans remains as strong today as in 1950. One thing is for sure though, if it wasn't for the sacrifice of those 22 UN countries South Korea would not exist today. That right there is reason enough to remember this war and honor those who served.