The Korean War

JULY 27 MARKS THE END OF THE KOREAN WAR 62 YEARS AGO. WE MUST REMEMBER THE TROOPS OF THE FORGOTTEN WARS AS WELL. SUCHLED AT CRYPTIC GARLAND DOES!!

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on July 25, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. I hope you like my latest post on a memorial to the forgotten war in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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  2. The sad thing about Korea, G.P Cox is that it was only called ‘a Police Action, the vicious campaign took a huge toll of lives American , Allied Forces and Koreans both north and south and Chinese. The result ? An guarded 38th Parallel The series Mash highlighted the futility of it all .

    Blessings
    Ron.

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    • The series did educate a lot of people who misunderstood the term police action – also for Vietnam. Until a fuss was made, the veterans couldn’t even join the VFW, because it wasn’t classified a war. The 38th is still a rough place to be stationed even today.
      Thank you for visiting, Ron.

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  3. So many remembrances center around victory, and that is as it should be. But sometimes we get so caught up in the celebration of victory, that we might forget at what price victory came. Sadly, for those who fought in those wars, they never will.

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  4. It is a forgotten war. What a story, Everett when you were bar-tending. My jaw would have dropped also!.

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  5. Remembering the ‘Glorious Glosters’
    http://goo.gl/DH6mjG

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  6. It remains the ‘forgotten war’, doesn’t it? Few even remember what we were fighting for.

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  7. A timely reminder of a war that is actually still going on. Just a pause, at the moment.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • So true all the way around, Pete.
      A horrible memory for me – back in 1977, I was tending bar Christmas Eve, and trying to get people in the spirit (no pun intended). One young man kept staring into nowhere unsmiling. I kept at him until he told me he had just accompanied a body from the North/South Korean border for burial. I know my jaw dropped. He said, if anyone tells you that war is over – DON’T believe it!!

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