The Korean War, called a "Police Action" at the time, and forgotton by so many today, raged across, above and along the coasts of the Korean peninsula for three long years, 1950-1953.
Korean War Casualties
Fighting in the tropical heat of summer, and the frozen snow fields of the winter, US military casualties were 54,000 killed, and more than 103,000 wounded.
The War began on June 25, 1950, with the surprise North Korean attack into the South. Soon, only a small portion of Korea was in the hands of troops of the US military and other soldiers of the United Nations. But the tide turned, when the US launched one of the most successful amphibious operations in history, the landing at Inchon.
Soon, the North Korean forces were in head-long retreat back north. The United Nations forces, split into two large columns, were approaching the border with China. Then, the tide turned again, as the People's Liberation Army of China entered the fray, and drove the UN forces southward in a frozen nightmare of a retreat.
At last, a stalemate of sorts was reached, with the UN forces and the Chinese/North Korean forces facing each other in positions that recalled those of World War 1's Western Front. An uneasy truce ended the fighting on July 27, 1953.
Records for the period of time are excellent, and provide a level of detail, both at the individual and unit level.
Korean War Soldiers Records Found Casualty Search
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