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Re: Chosin Few
You are way off base. To be insensitive the word must be intended to
slight. This is not the case. The reason the reservoir was called
"Chosin" at the time by American troops is that was how it appeared in
English, along with the Chinese Characters, on maps of that day. Changjin
did not appear on military maps until the 1952 series came out. Thus,
"Chosin" was the accepted name by those who fought there 1950.
>>Ben, did you fight at Changjin Reservoir?
I must respectfully disagree with your "take."
Continuing to use the Japanese name is an
insensitive thing to do since such word offends
Of course, it would be a different matter if
the veterans of "Chosi Few" want to say that they
did not fight the war for Koreans and do not
care about Koreans' feelings.<<
Bottom line is: You can't change history fit what you want it to be, only
by what was. If you do change history to fit what you want it to be it is
no longer history.
Ed Evanhoe, PO Box 916, Antlers, OK, 74523-0916
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