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In 1993 when my wife and I spent two weeks in Seoul/Inchon, my wife
would often get into a conversation with Koreans. They would ask why we
were there, and when my wife told them I served there in 1951 and was
researching a K-War incident that happened during that period, they
would come over to me and thank me for helping them. This happened at
least a half a dozen times. I've heard the same kind of story from many
other K-War veterans. Koreans I know here (Dallas) have been friendly
and helpful in translating Korean military documents for me; and one
lady, who teaches English at the local college, wouldn't accept payment
for her translations, saying that it was her small contribution to our
keeping them free.
I'd say the attitude has two sides to it.