Forgotten victory

Posted Monday, Jun. 30, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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On the day the story of Sgt. Delbert Kovalcheck’s burial appeared, I was in Washington at the Korean War Memorial with a large group of people, hosted by the South Korean Embassy, commemorating the beginning of the Korean War 64 years ago. (“After 64 years, veteran is given a proper burial,” June 24)

The wreath-laying ceremony remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice included Korean War veterans, Korean-Americans and representatives from each of the of 21 United Nations countries who were in the war.

Unfortunately, most Americans don’t really know that this was not the “Forgotten War,” but is the forgotten victory.

Those who fought and died in that war saved a nation and its people from communism and gave the South Korean people the freedom to build the great nation that exists today. They have not forgotten what we did and have become one of our strongest allies.

— Larry Kinard, president,

Korean War Veterans

Association, Mansfield

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