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Facts about the Korean war

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There are several facts about the Korean war. Korean War started on after World war II from 25 June 1950 to 27 July 27 1953. The Korean War was a fight against communism. It was fought between Communist-occupied northern half and American-occupied southern half ( along with the Chinese about halfway through the war ). View 1950 1953 Korean war, Cause and effects of Korean war and History timeline Korean war.

Facts about the Korean war

Facts about the Korean war

Facts about the Korean war

Over millions of people died in the Korean War. The war led to nothing. All it did was prevented communism from spreading into South Korea. No other gains were made, only many casualty losses though the exact figure may never be known. Consequently, Korea has splited into South Korea and North Korea even though they are one family. Korean war sometimes called The Forgotten War or The Unknown War because it is a major conflict of the 20th century that gets far less attention than World War II, which preceded it, and the Vietnam War, which succeeded it. The Korean War marks the beginning of the Cold War. A total of twenty-one nations responded to Korean war by providing troops, ships, aircraft and medical teams. After 2 years and 17 days of fighting, United States and North Korean comes to an agreement on 27 July 1953 brought the war to an end.

Other Facts about the Korean war

Facts about the Korean war

Facts about the Korean war

  • 6.8 million served on active-duty during the Korean War
  • 1.8 million served during period of hostilities 36940 died in theater during the war
  • 4,793 died while missing in action
  • 92,100 service members were wounded in theater, some several times
  • 8,176 are still listed as missing in action 7,140 were POWs of whom 4,418 returned
  • 131 Korean War participants received the Medal of Honor
  • The median age of Korean War veterans ( 2003 ) is 69
  • California has the highest number of Korean Veterans
  • 18% of Koran War era veterans did not have a high school diploma
  • 46% of American casualties were sustained between July 1951 and July 1953
  • 16% of veterans serviced by Veteran Hospitals are Korean veterans
  • 172,600 Korean veterans receive service-connected compensation
  • The Second Infantry Division suffered the largest number killed-7,094
  • 1.8 million Korean veterans used VA Home Loans to buy their first house
  • Nearly 79,000 Korean veterans received disabled vocational rehabilitation
  • The First Marine Division suffered the largest number wounded-25,864
  • There are more than 40,000 Internet web sites related to the Korean War
  • More than 60,000 headstones have been provided for Korean War veterans
  • Fewer than 21% of Korean veterans are associated with any reunion or military association

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