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LETTER: Remember Korean veterans and their deeds

To the Editor: East River Chapter 194 of Korean War Veterans Association will meet on April 30. This is the 63rd year since the ceasefire was put into effect to end the conflict. Though it was termed as a "police action," the hundreds of thousand...

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To the Editor:

East River Chapter 194 of Korean War Veterans Association will meet on April 30.

This is the 63rd year since the ceasefire was put into effect to end the conflict. Though it was termed as a "police action," the hundreds of thousands of lives sacrificed by the military personnel of South Korea, U.S. and other Allied nations tells us otherwise. It freed South Korea to establish its own democracy and rebuild a thriving free nation.

It was belatedly declared a "war."

Freedom is not cheap.

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The cost of forces from the U.S. and some other nations whose presence was there to deter further aggression from North Korea is but one reminder that these nations had stopped the unchecked march of Communism witnesses before the overrun of South Korea.

Those that served on the ground, air and sea at the time of the war are indeed becoming a vanishing breed, even as are the other vets of wars that have gone down in history.

With these thoughts and sentiments we extend an invitation to those that have served since 1955 to join in and be proud of your contribution to our beloved U.S.A. God bless America.

B. V. Kayser

Alexandria

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