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This fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War many refer to -- as the forgotten war but on this day.
We don't forget.
Remember the thousands who served our country overseas right after World War II when we were.
Joining us right now to pay tribute these boxes legal analyst Peter Johnson junior PT thank you Brian you know with little noticed in the world yesterday's -- grandfatherly group of eighty year old Americans toward that Korean demilitarized zone.
Who -- today and tourists on summer holidays.
No they -- American veterans -- the Korean War were trained to the battlefields and marking today's sixtieth anniversary of the start of the war.
On this -- in 1950 North Korean troops cross the 38 parallel.
And invaded South Korea.
Some now called the forgotten war or the war that never really ended but yesterday and sold medal of honor winner -- Adolfo Perez Fernandez remembered.
He helped fellow soldiers withdraw from the bloody attack.
In May 1951.
Holding off an -- onslaught alone with only a rifle and suffered bullet bayonet and grenade -- But lived to tell a story.
Did not live to tell their stories mr.
Hernandez is mindful of that fact and he told stars and stripes.
From the fox -- -- -- years ago they build hotels.
And -- the Specter of conflict from what President Bush called in.
Evil regime still is over Korea South Korea has become a powerful economic force in the world we know that.
But for too many of us.
There's too little -- of the sector faces paid by our fathers and our grandfathers in that three year war.
It is too often the little is only a police action as -- -- soldiers were not as worthy of our gratitude as those who served before or after.
Along with Baghdad over a 100000 Americans were wounded.
400 South Koreans died and five times that many Communist soldiers world killed.
-- the stacks of your local library or skim the shelves -- your local bookstore and look hard for books about the Korean War.
They're hard to find.
And so our dollars to help finance the planned Korean War national museum in Springfield Illinois.
In the startling instead example of -- victory forgotten the federal government is not supporting the effort.
And the bad economy has dried up private donations.
As time goes by places like pork chop hill -- -- who send ping Yang and yelled Lou fade into insignificant.
That's a crying shame because the service given and bloodshed by American Brothers and sisters helped create a new democracy this week's news about general McChrystal firing.
Provoke comparison to president Truman's firing of general MacArthur during the Korean War.
As -- that event was the most notable consequences of the war.
It made me ask.
Fifty years from now -- all our children and our grandchildren honor the memories and celebrate the sacrifice.
Of now 4412.
Soldiers who have died in Iraq.
Soldiers who have died in the Afghanistan war will our veterans quietly returned.
Unheralded to old battle sites in countries which they help.
Make successful democracies will our heroes living and dead be celebrated.
Or will -- be forgotten.
-- too expensive to memorialize their accomplishment.
It wasn't forgotten last Saturday in -- still New Jersey.
We're Lynette -- Kim a three year old Korean American girl draped -- metal around the neck of the Korean War veteran.
In honor of his service to her parents'.
I hope and pray none of us forget -- today we acknowledge and remember the heroes the American heroes of the Korean War with our un bridled admiration.
Are brimming pride.
And our heads bowed.
In undying gratitude.
-- -- very well said.
He's right about that forget it I'd like to salute my god father my uncle Phil do -- -- marine thrown.
Davenport I rather bankrupt Iowa -- where he lives right now he was thank you -- proudly served in Korea.
And all the others as well Peter thank you thank you.
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