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Patrick Houston Forgotten No More The Korean War is something not to be forgotten Many great men fought and died during that war Yet it was never classified as a war but only as a conflict My grandfather served in the war as a paramedic He has shrapnel in his leg from a mortar round that went off in his trench as he was caring for other soldiers The war is also called the Forgotten War since no one remembers or has herd very much about it Heroes of the Forgotten War have had to endure a lack of respect for their many achievements that were made during the war the Korean War from 1950 to 1953 saw 54246 American casualties It was the first war in which the United Nations played a military role and one of the bloodiest in history Killed were about a million South Korean civilians 580000 UN and South Korean troops and 14 million communist troops from North Korea and China The United Nations and North Korea signed an armistice agreement to end the war but there still is not a permanent peace treaty between South Korea and North KoreaAllen By the end of the three-year war 54000 Americans died and more that 10300 were wounded Yet the Korean War has often be referred to as the Forgotten WarTyrell Falling between WWII and Vietnam nearly 1 million Koreans along with 54256 Americans service personnel died in Korea between 1950 and 1953 It has come to be called Americas Forgotten War but technically it never was declared a war It was 40 years ago on June 25 1950 when North Korean troops backed by China and the Soviet Union poured across the border near the 38th parallel in a all-out invasion of South KoreaHenion President Truman immediately committed the US forces to South Korea to fight the communist invaders On July 7 the United Nations recommended that
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