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Korean War (1950-1953)

The United States of America officially entered into the Korean War on June 27th, 1950. During WWII Japan occupied the Korean peninsula, however, after their defeat, the Allies split Korea on the 38th parallel. While U.S. troops occupied the southern part, Soviet troops occupied the northern part. The two Koreas then engaged in the border conflict.

Marines use a flamethrower in April 1951

This conflict escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces moved into the south on June 25, 1950.

With long overdue recognition, those who served during the Korean War were honored with the building of the Korean War Veterans Memorial.