For Immediate Release
June 25, 2010
AFA Remembers the Korean War
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today released the following statement on the 60-year anniversary of the start of the Korean War:
On this day in 1950, the United States entered the Korean War to preserve freedom on the peninsula and push back the aggression of communist forces. Hostilities ceased just over three years later with an uneasy armistice, and U.S. forces remain there to preserve the peace.
We salute and honor the service and bravery of the American and Allied forces that fought for freedom in this important war, too often “The Forgotten War.” We commemorate the valor and sacrifice of the thousands who gave their lives in Korea. For 60 years, millions have lived in freedom in South Korea because of their dedication.
Read about some of the individual heroes of the Korean War in AIR FORCE Magazine’s “Valor” series.
Read about the aircraft of the Korean War:
Read about the airpower of “The Forgotten War:”
Here is a timeline of the Air War Korea:
Read “Why Korea Mattered:”
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