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U.S. Marines in the Korean War

Marines near the Funchilin Pass in North Korea

Marines near the Funchilin Pass in North Korea

Washington, DC
Saturday, February 8, 2014

Two retired Marine Corps officers remember key battles in North and South Korea in the early 1950s, and the differences between fighting against the Chinese and North Koreans. 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of the cease-fire that ended the Korean War. This event was part of the American Veterans Center Annual Conference held in November. 

Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:06am (ET)

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