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The Korean War, often referred to as "The Forgotten War," was fought from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. This website is dedicated to thanking and honoring all the veterans of the Korean War, their families and especially those who lost loved ones in that war. The U.S. Army will never stop honoring the service and sacrifice of Korean War veterans. This site should serve as a tool to educate Americans of all ages about the historical significance of the Korean War.

The Hangul text in the banner says "6-25," or "yoog-ee-o" in Korean. South Koreans often call the Korean War "6-25," because this war started,June 25, 1950.

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Elite Rangers in all-black unit remember Korean War service

Rangers in all-black company remember Korean...

Elite Soldiers with the Army's only all-black Ranger company talked about their service during the Korean War, how they fought bravely, endured harsh conditions and served with distinction. MORE about Rangers in all-black company remember Korean service

Legendary Korean War veteran visits battlefield after 63 years

Legendary Korean War veteran visits battlefield...

Retired Col. Ramon M. Padilla, a Korean War veteran, visited Hill 296 in Yeoju, South Korea, June 5, 2014, to reminisce about his participation in a battle there 63 years ago. MORE about Legendary Korean War veteran visits battlefield after 63 years

Eighth Army to celebrate 70th anniversary in June

Eighth Army to celebrate 70th anniversary in...

The top U.S. Army formation in South Korea, Eighth Army will celebrate its 70th anniversary on June 10, 2014. MORE about Eighth Army to celebrate 70th anniversary in June

Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs as part of Rolling Thunder XXVII

Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs...

As part of the Rolling Thunder XXVII motorcycle rally, tens of thousands of veterans and their supports gathered on their motorcycles this Memorial Day weekend in the nation's capital to draw... MORE about Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs as part of Rolling Thunder XXVII

Leading scholar supports U.S. troops in Korea

Leading scholar supports U.S. troops in Korea

During the Korean War, a young South Korean boy walked a mile to school every day inside the last defensive perimeter between enemy forces and United Nations Command troops. MORE about Leading scholar supports U.S. troops in Korea

Eighth Army leaders visit Incheon landing sites

Eighth Army leaders visit Incheon landing sites

Leaders from the top U.S. Army formation in Korea visited the sites of the amphibious operation that turned the tide of the Korean War, 63 years ago. MORE about Eighth Army leaders visit Incheon landing sites

McKiernan meets Korean War legend in Seoul

McKiernan meets Korean War legend in Seoul

The Eighth Army deputy commander for operations met a Korean War legend and honorary Eighth Army commanding general in Seoul, South Korea, March 25, 2014. MORE about McKiernan meets Korean War legend in Seoul

South Korean ministry honors late 8A commander, son

South Korean ministry honors late 8th Army...

The South Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs selected a former Eighth Army commander and his U.S. Air Force pilot son as the Korean War heroes of the month, for March 2014. MORE about South Korean ministry honors late 8th Army commander, son

Valor of nine selectees inspires others during Korean War - Seoul battle

Valor of nine selectees inspires others during...

Nine Soldiers who served in the Korean War will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor during a March 18 ceremony at the White House. MORE about Valor of nine selectees inspires others during Korean War

Hill 180 battle exemplifies U.S. Armys Pacific legacy

Hill 180 battle exemplifies U.S. Army's Pacific...

American and South Korean military officials remembered the Soldiers who fixed bayonets and charged up a mountain into withering enemy fire 63 years ago, during the Battle of Hill 180, at an... MORE about Hill 180 battle exemplifies U.S. Army's Pacific legacy

Veterans attend school museum opening in Korea

Veterans attend school museum opening in Korea

Veterans from the California National Guard's 40th Infantry Division returned to the school they helped to build in Gapyeong, South Korea, for the opening of a museum, Feb. 7, 2014, that chronicles... MORE about Veterans attend school museum opening in Korea

Leaders remember heroic Korean War commander

Leaders remember heroic Korean War commander

U.S. military leaders and Korean War veterans remembered the Eighth Army commander who stopped communist forces from overrunning the last corner of Korea. MORE about Leaders remember heroic Korean War commander

Leaders celebrate legendary Korean War general

Leaders celebrate legendary Korean War general

Top American and South Korean military leaders praised the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Nov. 22, 2013, on his 93rd birthday. MORE about Leaders celebrate legendary Korean War general

Generals grandson shares leadership lessons in Korea

General's grandson shares leadership lessons in...

The grandson of a Korean War commanding general shared his grandfather's leadership lessons with senior Eighth Army leaders, at Yongsan Garrison, Oct. 31, 2013. MORE about General's grandson shares leadership lessons in Korea

South Korean president honors General Walker

South Korean president honors General Walker

South Korean President Park Geun-hye honored the first Eighth Army commander of the Korean War during a dinner in Seoul, Sept. 30, 2013. MORE about South Korean president honors General Walker

U.S. Secretary of Defense observes a 2ID units qualification training at Rodriquez Live Fire Complex, Korea

Secretary of Defense visits 2nd Infantry...

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the 2nd Infantry, the only permanently forward-stationed division in the Army, Sept. 30, 2013, in South Korea, as part of his four-day Asia visit. MORE about Secretary of Defense visits 2nd Infantry Division

Eighth Army honors Pusan Perimeter defenders

Eighth Army honors Pusan Perimeter defenders

Eighth Army honored the Soldiers who defended the Pusan Perimeter during the 63rd anniversary of the Nakdong River Battle, during a ceremony Sept. 13, 2013, at Waegwan, South Korea. MORE about Eighth Army honors Pusan Perimeter defenders

Remembering the Battle of Chipyong-ni

Remembering the Battle of Chipyong-ni

JIPYEONG-RI, South Korea - The air was heavy and thick with emotions. Officials and veterans gather around reminiscing about their role in history. Some of the veterans fought back their tears. A... MORE about Remembering the Battle of Chipyong-ni

U.S. Army Pacific commander visits troops in Korea

U.S. Army Pacific commander visits troops in...

The four-star general who commands U.S. Army forces in the Asia Pacific region is making his first trip to Korea this week. MORE about U.S. Army Pacific commander visits troops in Korea

Former POWs recall bravery, heroism of Korean War chaplain

Former POWs recall bravery, heroism of Korean...

Two Korean War prisoners of war recently recalled the heroism of Medal of Honor recipient Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, who gave his life while helping others survive the harsh conditions of... MORE about Former POWs recall bravery, heroism of Korean War chaplain

Veterans return to Korea for armistice anniversary

Veterans return to Korea for armistice...

Korean War veterans returned to South Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice agreement that brought the brutal conflict to an end. MORE about Veterans return to Korea for armistice anniversary

Chaplain Corps anniversary honors Korean War priest

Chaplain Corps anniversary honors Korean War...

The Army Chaplain Corps, in marking its 238th anniversary, held a memorial service for a Korean War chaplain who gave his life to save others. MORE about Chaplain Corps anniversary honors Korean War priest

Korean War Heroes Remembered at Twilight Tattoo

Korean War 'Heroes Remembered' at Twilight...

Veterans of the Korean War, including two Medal of Honor recipients, were honored during the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Whipple... MORE about Korean War 'Heroes Remembered' at Twilight Tattoo

Korean War Armistice turns 60 July 27

Korean War Armistice turns 60 July 27

Signing at Panmunjom halted fighting that left Korea desolate. MORE about Korean War Armistice turns 60 July 27

Army honors service, sacrifice of Korean War veterans

Army honors service, sacrifice of Korean War...

Just three days in advance of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended fighting in Korea, veterans who fought in that conflict were honored with a Twilight Tattoo in the... MORE about Army honors service, sacrifice of Korean War veterans

Armistice anniverary marks milestone for alliance

Armistice anniversary marks milestone for...

American and South Korean officials and veterans will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement in the United States and South Korea this week. MORE about Armistice anniversary marks milestone for alliance

Soldiers sacrifices honored

Soldiers' Korean War sacrifices honored

Nestled in the serene rolling green hills of Jochiwon, South Korea, rests a memorial statue dedicated to the Soldiers of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, and the sacrifices they... MORE about Soldiers' Korean War sacrifices honored

Soldiers Sacrifices Honored

Soldiers' Sacrifices Honored

Nestled in the serene rolling green hills of Jochiwon rests a memorial statue dedicated to the Soldiers of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division and the sacrifices they made delaying... MORE about Soldiers' Sacrifices Honored

Korean War veterans come together

Korean War veterans come together

Members of the Redstone Arsenal community come together to honor Korean War veterans. MORE about Korean War veterans come together

Korean War veteran tells story of littlest survivors

Korean War veteran tells story of littlest...

The Korean War veteran who established the Korean War Children's Memorial in Washington state will return to South Korea this July. MORE about Korean War veteran tells story of littlest survivors

Korean War Veteran Robert C. Mount

Veterans recall Korean War experiences as 60th...

Some 50 Korean War veterans, mostly in their 80s, recently attended the opening of the Korean War 60th Anniversary Exhibit at the Pentagon. MORE about Veterans recall Korean War experiences as 60th anniversary of armistice approaches

Korean War veterans honored at battle ceremony

Korean War veterans honored at battle ceremony

Korean War veterans attended a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the Nevada Outposts Battle at Yangju, South Korea, May 28, 2013. MORE about Korean War veterans honored at battle ceremony

Talking with a vet

Best Warriors honor veteran of World War II...

Retired Sgt. Tomas Fajardo, who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, was honored by Soldiers who competed in the 2013 Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Best Warrior... MORE about Best Warriors honor veteran of World War II, Korea, Vietnam

Osan opens memorial hall to honor Task Force Smith

Osan opens memorial hall to honor Task Force...

The South Korean city of Osan opened a memorial hall, April 23, 2013, to honor the first American Soldiers to fight in the Korean War. MORE about Osan opens memorial hall to honor Task Force Smith

Chaplain Kapaun inducted into Hall of Heroes

Army chaplain inducted into Hall of Heroes

An Army chaplain and Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Emil J. Kapaun, was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013. MORE about Army chaplain inducted into Hall of Heroes

Honoring an uncle, Korean War hero

Medal of Honor awarded to Army chaplain

An Army chaplain, Capt. Emil J. Kapaun, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, April 11, 2013, for his actions leading up to his capture as a prisoner of war in North Korea. MORE about Medal of Honor awarded to Army chaplain

Father Kapaun celebrating mass jeepside

Selfless service, devotion to Soldiers define...

Communist forces encircled the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, assigned to provide a rear guard for the regiment's withdrawal, Nov. 1, 1950, near Unsan, North Korea... MORE about Selfless service, devotion to Soldiers define Korean War chaplain's service

Faithful priest, dedicated Soldier: Korean War chaplain to receive Medal of Honor (1 of 11)

Faithful priest, dedicated Soldier: Korean War...

Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun served as an Army chaplain during World War II and the Korean War. He earned the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Service Cross, which will be officially upgraded to a... MORE about Faithful priest, dedicated Soldier: Korean War chaplain to receive MOH

Task Force Faith veteran remembers heroic leader

Task Force Faith veteran remembers heroic leader

Former U.S. Army Cpl. Ray Vallowe vividly remembers the bitter cold and the fierce fighting at the Chosin "Jangjin" Reservoir. MORE about Task Force Faith veteran remembers heroic leader

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