Selected as one of the 10 heroes of the 70th anniversary of the armistice agreement and ROK-US alliance…Send to NY Times Square

Selected as one of the 10 heroes of the 70th anniversary of the armistice agreement and ROK-US alliance…  Send to Times Square, New York Policy

Jointly selected by the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs and the ROK-US Combined Forces Command… Scheduled about 680 times a day through Samsung and LG display boards

Videos of 10 Korean War veterans will be broadcast to Times Square in New York, USA.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement and the ROK-US alliance, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs jointly with the ROK-US Combined Forces Command announced that it would select 10 heroes of Korean War veterans, produce a video, and broadcast it from the 20th (local time) at Times Square, New York, USA.

The Ministry of Veterans Affairs explained that this is not only to remember and express gratitude for the great dedication of the veterans of both countries, including the 10 heroes, but also to convey the meaning of continuing the strong ROK-US alliance in the future.

A 30-second video of the teenage heroes is broadcast 680 times a day through Samsung and LG electronic display boards in Times Square, New York.

The 10 heroes were selected focusing on those who defended Korea’s liberal democracy during the Korean War and played a significant role in the history of the 70-year-old ROK-US alliance.

The 10 heroes of Korean War veterans include Commander-in-Chief MacArthur, Van Fleet father and son, William Shaw father and son, Air Force Colonel Dean Hess, Army Colonel Ralph Puckett Jr., U.S. Army Colonel Kim Young-ok, Army General Baek Seon-yeop, Air Force Captain Kim Doo-man, Army Colonel Kim Dong-seok, and Marine Corps Colonel Park Jung-mo. named this

MacArthur, commander-in-chief of the United Nations Command, was a hero who not only commanded friendly forces during the Korean War, but also successfully commanded the Incheon Landing Operation on September 15, 1950, turning the tide of battle and saving Korea from crisis.

Despite difficulties in carrying out the operation due to the difference in tides and the opposition of the United States, the Incheon Landing Operation was carried out and succeeded.

The Van Fleet father and son defended Korea’s liberal democracy for two generations.

General Van Fleet participated in the war as the commander of the US 8th Army and is remembered as a great commander who defended the frontline despite the recommendation of his staff that “it is a war with no chance of victory, so we must withdraw to Tokyo.” His son, James Van Fleet II, served as a fighter pilot and went missing in April 1952 after being attacked by enemy anti-aircraft fire while on a mission.

The search in enemy camps to find him was interrupted by his father, General Van Fleet, concerned about ‘loss of life of our troops’.

William Shaw and his son were also devoted for two generations. William Shaw voluntarily enlisted as a chaplain in the US Army as a missionary and introduced the chaplain system to the Korean military.

His son William Hamilton Shaw re-enlisted in the US Navy (participated in World War II) after hearing the news of the outbreak of the Korean War while studying for his doctorate at Harvard.

During the Incheon Landing Operation, he contributed to the success of the operation as an intelligence officer and died at the age of 28 after being shot by an enemy during a reconnaissance mission for the Seoul Restoration Operation.

After arriving at Daegu Base in July 1950, Air Force Col. Dean Hess served as the godfather of the Korean Air Force, flying 250 combat sorties over a year, including training for fighter pilots.

Army Colonel Ralph Puckett Jr. was active against the Chinese forces when he occupied Hill 205, a strategically important area north of the Cheongcheon River in November 1950, commanding the operation despite being hit by a grenade.

U.S. Army Colonel Kim Yeong-ok is a Korean-American, discharged after participating in World War II. When the Korean War broke out, he voluntarily enlisted as a captain in the U.S. Army reserve, saying, “I will save my parents’ country.”

In May 1951, he participated in the battles of Mt. Guman, Tapgol and Mt. Geumbyeong, encouraged and led the members with low morale to victory.

General Baek Seon-yeop commanded the 1st Division of the ROK Army during the Korean War and destroyed three divisions of the North Korean Army along with the US Army in the Battle of Dabu-dong, which encompassed Chilgok-gun, Gasan, and Dongmyeong-myeon. General Baek Seon-yeop practiced the military spirit of never retreating by leaving behind the words, “If I retreat, shoot me and go.”

During the Korean War, Air Force Captain Kim Doo-man achieved 100 sorties for the first time in the Republic of Korea Air Force, and participated in the Seungho-ri railway bridge bombing operation along with General Kim Shin.

The Seungho-ri railroad bridge, which the US Air Force failed to blow up even after 500 sorties, was blown up in 14 low-altitude bombing raids, making a major contribution to blocking the enemy’s rear supply point.

Army Colonel Kim Dong-seok contributed greatly to the operation to recapture Seoul by collecting and providing crucial enemy information for the operation to recapture Seoul to the United Nations Command as an information liaison officer for the 8th US Army in September 1950.

During the operation to recapture Seoul, Marine Corps Colonel Park Jeong-mo led a platoon in street fighting, removed the artificial flag from the central government building (then the government building), and hoisted the Taegeukgi.

Minister of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Affairs Park Min-sik said, “It is very meaningful to select 10 Korean-US veterans to mark the 70th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement and the ROK-US alliance.” We will never forget and remember that the great sacrifice and dedication of the veterans, including the 10 heroes who gave their lives, laid the foundation for a strong ROK-US alliance.”

By Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs

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