Twins Ray and Roy Brinkley were among 170 American and Belgian Korean War veterans and their guests who traveled to South Korea last month to take part in 60th anniversary activities related to the outbreak of hostilities.
How exactly? The Korean War was one of those wars where America got into another nation's business and fought in a place they had no business fighting. While yes, it was great what these veterans did, they wasn't fighting for our freedom. They were fighting for Korean freedom.
Anytime I see anyone downgrade a veteran it infuriates me. I agree with Anonymous #2. They were fighting for freedom (albeit somewhere else in the world) and that is what makes our country what it is. Can you imagine how they would feel if they saw the remark made by pearlene????? Which I am sure they have- way to go pearlene....
no, they were fighting for our freedom just like the veterans from the viet nam war. they were fighting to stop the spread of communism and communist domination of the world. now we must fight to stop muslim domination of the world. we need to start in our own country! John Wayne and Toby Keith would put a boot up your donkey, you pinko, liberal commie.where you been all your life , smoking dope and protesting something?they should be commended for their service to our great country. what have you ever done for our country?
You really don't know your history. After the 38th parallel was established as the point dividing the 2 Koreas the north invading the south. This was not something that the north just decided to do. It was at the encouragement of China and Russia. That is why there was a UN resolution established to send forces into the south. The American forces that first on the ground were under armed and out gunned but still killed about 150 North Koreans but suffered about the same losses. This was the first proxy war between Communist Russia and America. If as you claim the war was none of our business and the communist would have won in Korea they surely would have rolled over Japan and then Hawaii and then mainland America. So yes during that time in our history it was America’s duty to help other non Communist countries to deter Communist aggression and oppression. Vietnam was the same scenario, just that American people had pretty much the same attitude as you, “it’s not our business”. That lack of support doomed our soldiers to failure.
I think it is fascinating that they landed in the daylight but it would have been more intriguing if it had been at night.
The Korean peninsula is known for high temperatures as well as some very cold winters.
Most Koreans truly respect and honor the veterans, it's the young soldiers that are there now that they don't like.