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Re: [kwvets] Re: Mysterious Deaths!!
The story forwarded from KWVETs to KOREAN-WAR-L is what is known
as "an urban legend." It is almost identical to an urban legend that made the
rounds during and after World War One and again during and after
World War Two. About the only difference is place (Korea instead of France)
and time (Korean War instead of World War One or Two.)
At 05:27 AM 4/1/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>That's a strange (and a new one to me) case, indeed.
>I hope people with forensic expertise should shed some light on this. Below
>is my amateur 'analysis':
>I know many Communist troops froze to death and formed "deadly forests"
>during winter months. But "normal" sudden death in warm weather would
>indicate death by chemical agents or perhaps suffocation due to napalm
>Bodies are normally consumed by a host of animals (rats, snakes, dogs,
>birds, insects, worms,,,) from outside and bacteria from inside. It is
>possible that these critters were casualties of the war in the area.
>Maggots would indicate insects from outside depositing eggs in the bodies.
>----- Original Message -----
>Sent: Friday, March 31, 2000 4:28 PM
>Subject: Fwd: [kwvets] Re: Mysterious Deaths!!
> I wonder if any of our buddies out in Korea in 1951 can
>tell me if they
>came accross the mysterious deaths of North Korean Soldiers who were found
>"fully armed" squatting on thier haunches, and positioned in "Four Collumns"
>to a row, The group consisted of 2 Officers' a few NCOs and the troops, It
>they were all "DEAD strangely DEAD",
Ed Evanhoe, PO Box 916, Antlers, OK, 74523
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