Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Annie, Aug 13, 2004.
Well, I didn't write it but thanks.
It's sad how little appreciation vets get sometimes. My uncle was in Korea during Vietnam. He was wounded twice, caught hemmoragic fever, saw many friends slaughtered by North Korean infiltrators, and saw more killed by mortar fire from the north that they didn't have authorization to shoot back at. The vets in that theater get so little recognition that when people find out my uncle was in Korea during Vietnam, the first thing they say is usually along the lines, "Wow, sounds like he got off easy." Well, he didn't. They got so little publicity that the government didn't give him a single Purple Heart for his wounds in order to cover up the situation, and my uncle certainly went through more than Kerry, though, to give him credit, Kerry deserves respect as a veteran, though that hardly qualifies him for CIC.
Hidden Casualties & Secret Diplomacy: The History of US Relations with North Korea
DMZ DEATHS AFTER JANUARY 31, 1955
60 sounds a bit low. They're probably not counting all the deaths caused by infiltrators, since those guys are hard to trace back to their governments and are disavowed when caught.
There MIGHT be a few more, but not many. There were a LOT of incursions by the north, but not many resulted in deaths. Injuries? Yes. A lot of them.
The most famous incident, of course, is the "Ax Murders" of, I believe, 1976.... I don't remember but sometime during Carter's admin.
Also, they are not counting KATUSAs (Korean Augmentees to the United States Army).
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