Inchon Landings - The Korean War D-Day

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    Today in history:

    15 September 1950

    U.S. Marines land at Inchon, well to the rear of the Communist North Korean forces attacking the U.N. and U.S. forces in Pusan pocket to the south.

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    With their supply line cuts, being completely outmatched, and now thoroughly out maneuvered, the North Koreans would lose their capital and be routed all the way back to the Yalu river on the border with China.

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    Image and text lifted from:http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h96000/h96876c.htm

    Though we managed to liberate half of the peninsula, Soviet and ChiCom intervention later pushed U.S. and U.N. forces back to the 38th parallel, and half the peninsula remains enslaved to this day.

    Only an armistice, or cease fire, exists between the North and South, and as such the Korean Civil War has never ended.
     
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    I interviewed a man once who was part of this landing, and killed some incredible number of the enemy, in addition to braving fire to save a wounded comrade. He lamented that the Korean war was "the forgotten" war, between WWII and Vietnam, both much more famous.
     
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    The Landing at Inchon was commanded by LtGen Lewis B "Chesty" Puller, USMC (of course!), the most decorated Marine in Marine Corps history. :salute:
     
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    http://www.gnt.net/~jrube/chestpul.htm

    "We're surrounded. That simplifies our problem."
     

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