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Re: 400 U.S. Korean War Veterans receive free trip to attend 50th Anniversary Ar
Good point, Gernilee. I assume that if the Armistice
is no longer in effect, there will be no reason to
hold this commemoration.
--- Gernilee Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm just wondering who the hell would want to go
> over there now.... are they
> ready to be part of 'round two'?
> >From: Mike Davino <email@example.com>
> >Reply-To: KOREAN-WAR-L@raven.cc.ku.edu
> >To: korean-war-l@KU.EDU
> >Subject: 400 U.S. Korean War Veterans receive free
> trip to attend 50th
> >Anniversary Armistice Agreement signing
> commemoration events
> >Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 09:54:09 -0800 (PST)
> >Is anybody on the list one of the 400?
> >Mike Davino
> >400 U.S. Korean War Veterans receive free trip to
> >attend 50th Anniversary Armistice Agreement signing
> >commemoration events
> >SEOUL, Republic of Korea (USFK), March 4, 2003 –
> >U.S. Korean War Veterans were chosen to receive an
> >expense paid five-day trip to Korea to participate
> >events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the
> >signing of the Armistice Agreement in July.
> >With more than 6,000 veterans across America
> >requesting to participate in this trip, paid for by
> >Ryu Jin-Roy, Chairman and CEO of Poongsan
> >the United Nations Command Military Armistice
> >Commission arranged for a name drawing ceremony
> >at the Korean War Museum
> >“The strong bond and alliance between our two
> >countries has been questioned lately due to some
> >unfortunate incidents and misunderstandings,” said
> >Ryu, during his opening remarks. “But I will tell
> >that the majority of all the Korean people stand
> >strong as ever in the alliance and the brotherly
> >between our two countries and the event today is
> >a small proof of that.”
> >The first 15 names were picked by key South Korean
> >U.S. guests including Mr. Ryu; Gen. Leon J.
> >Commander, UNC, CFC and USFK; and Retired Gen.
> >Sun Yup. 47 USFK soldiers, sailors, airmen and
> >Marines then formed a line and selected the names
> >at a time.
> >To ensure each state and territory were
> >one name from each was selected. Then the
> >names were pooled and the other 347 names were
> >“I know when these 400 lucky veterans arrive in
> >this July, they will know in their hearts that the
> >sacrifices they made over 50 years ago were not in
> >vain,” said Gen. Leon J. LaPorte. “They will see a
> >growing, prosperous, and most importantly, free
> >These 400 veterans will attend 50th Anniversary
> >commemoration events at the Joint Security Area and
> >Yongsan as well as the dedication of a national
> >monument at the Korean War Memorial.
> >“This demonstrates the great unity of the United
> >States and South Korea, and the combined
> >for those who fought in the Korean War,” said
> >Col. Robert Howard, Korean War Veteran and Medal of
> >Honor recipient. “As a veteran it gives me great
> >to see that after 50 years Koreans are still
> >for our service.”
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