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Re: Tunnels under the DMZ
There are four tunnels that have been found. When I
was stationed over there in 1985, I took about 25 West
Point cadets to visit Tunnel #3, which was found in
1978. We were escorted by a ROK Army lieutenant who
had graduated from the Korean version of West Point.
It was quite eerie and got eerier the further we went
in the tunnel. The cadets who were grab-assing as we
started our descent became very quiet the further we
went. What we didn't know is at the point the tunnel
started to enter the northern side of the DMZ it was
blocked and guarded by two ROK soldiers. One had a
machine gun that was pointed north, the other was
looking south. When the one looking south saw that
ROK Army officer, he snapped to attention, saluted,
and shouted "Tong Il" and "Buk Jin" so loudly, he
scared the crap out of all of us.
This URL will take you to a background paper about the
tunnels prepared by the US Forces Korea Public Affairs
--- MGH & HJM <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In the after word of Bevin Alexander's KOREA: The
> First War We Lost,
> Alexander talks about visiting a modern, bustling
> Seoul and later at the
> DNZ is shown one of several tunnels that bisects
> North Korean tunnels
> that were dug some 300 to 400 feet below the
> surface. These tunnels were
> used for spy infiltration and, if necessary, troops.
> Has anyone else heard of or have seen these tunnels
> first hand? Is it
> possible to view them?
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