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The forgotten war

I, along with hundreds of others, attended a wonderful ceremony at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day.

However, the director of the local VA Center excluded the Korean War veterans in her speech. She alluded to our losses in wars going back to WWI, but not a mention of the 54,000-plus casualties in the Korean conflict. As a Korean War veteran (as well as Vietnam), I am insulted.

Perhaps that is why it is referred to as the “forgotten war.”

Joe Burch

Spokane


 

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