LETTER: Heroes of Korean War will not be forgotten

Jul. 27, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

To the Editor:

This is just a small reminder that Saturday, July 27, marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the truce that essentially ended the fighting in the Korean War.

This was a terrible war, squeezed in between World War II and Vietnam. It ended in basically a stalemate. North Korea calls July 27 Victory Day, and it is a national holiday there. Conditions were horrible over there, and there was little support for the war back home. A peace treaty has never been signed.

There are still more than a few Korean War veterans quietly living among us. Growing up, I had several friends whose fathers served in World War II and then were called back into service and sent to Korea.

Our town, our state and our nation owe these vets of this “forgotten war” a huge debt of gratitude for their service. We need to let these heroes know that we will never forget them!

Wayne Staton