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Topics - DMZ

Demilitarized Zone - Korea



Hostilities in Korea did not end in 1953.  A cease-fire took effect on July 27, 1953, but no peace treaty was ever signed between the warring countries.  Since that cease fire, over a million troops from the United States have served in Korea.  Many of them were stationed on the demilitarized zone (DMZ)--a narrow strip of land that separates Communist North Korea from the Republic of Korea.  On that same strip of land, dozens of American veterans have been wounded and killed since the open war activities of 1950-1953 ceased.  In fact, from 1961 t0 2010 alone, 89 United States veterans died on the Korean peninsula.  This page of the Korean War Educator is dedicated to those Americans who served in Korea after July 27, 1953.

Our DMZ page is still under construction.  DMZ veterans are invited to help build this page as a means to educate the general public about the fact that, though open hostilities in Korea "officially" ended in 1953, the DMZ has always been and still remains a perilous duty station for American armed forces.  It is a place where American military personnel have been maimed and murdered.  Always remember that freedom is not free--even after government officials say that the war is "over."

To post your photographs and non-fictional materials about Korea's DMZ on this page of the KWE, send them to: Lynnita Brown, 111 E. Houghton St., Tuscola, IL 61953.  E-mail lynnita@koreanwar-educator.org or lynnita@thekwe.org.  Phone 217-253-4620 (Illinois) if you would like to discuss your contribution prior to mailing it.

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