Col. Thomas Moe, Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, and Mike McKinney, Director of Communications for the ODVS, honor Korean War Veterans at a ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse. Col. Moe is joined by veterans William Adams and Icle Davis from the United States Army.
The Korean War (1950 - 1953) was the first Cold War military action. 88% of the international troops were from the U. S. Nearly 5 million people died. More than half of these-about 10 percent of Korea's prewar population-were civilians. (This rate of civilian casualties was higher than World War II's and Vietnam's.) Almost 40,000 Americans died in action in Korea, and more than 100,000 were wounded.
July 27, 2012