Friday, June 30, 2017

How US Marines saved South Korean president's parents in epic battle

via Fox News.
New South Korean President Moon Jae-in begins a four-day U.S. trip for difficult talks on THAAD deployment and the North Korean threat with an emotional visit Wednesday to the "Frozen Chosin" exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va.

Moon shares a special relationship with the Marine Corps and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, the former Marine commandant.

Dunford's father, then-20-year-old Joseph F. Dunford Sr., fought with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, in the brutal sub-zero 1950 battles against the Chinese around the Chosin Reservoir in what is now North Korea.

Moon's parents were among about 100,000 refugees who were evacuated from the area to the south as the Marines fought their way to the sea at Hongnam in what became known as the "Christmas Cargo" campaign, or the "Miracle of Christmas."
Story here. 

Amazing!  Those old skool War Dawgs did more than win a battle...they unknowingly shaped the future of S. Korea in more ways than one.  Imagine if the Chinese had overrun those Marines.  Imagine if Moon's parents weren't saved?

We owe them more than they'll ever know.  So do the S. Korean people.

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