U.S. Forces Korea honors fallen warriors at ceremony
Gen. Walter L. Sharp, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, pays tribute to fallen service members during the memorial ceremony on Yongsan Garrison May 27.

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A memorial ceremony was held May 27 at Knight Field here to honor fallen service members.

Gen. Walter L. Sharp, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea; Lt. Gen. Hwang Eui-don, deputy commander of Combined Forces Command; and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Winzenried, command sergeant major for United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea and 8th U.S. Army, participated in the event.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Defense Minister Kim Tae-young sent messages for Memorial Day.

Aca,!A"I would like to pay my deep tributes to those fallen service members of the United States who have fought for the protection of peace, freedom and democracy around the world,Aca,!A? said Lee.

During his remarks, Sharp paid tribute to fallen service members.

"I assure you this command will always honor our fallen by working to deter aggression, and if deterrence fails, to fight and win," said Sharp.

Sharp and Hwang presented wreaths and guests offered floral tributes to fallen warriors from the Korean War.

The United Nations Command Honor Guard, Eighth U.S. Army Band and the 2nd Infantry Division Salute Battery all took part in the ceremony, which was supported by the Boy and Girl Scouts.

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