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Korean War

"Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met" 

In February 2011 Mr.John Gutermuth, A Norwood Korean War veteran, shared his experiences in the Korean War to U.S. History II students. Mr. Gutermuth's magnificent original painting will be displayed in the NHS Library.


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Korean War Gallery
The online companion to the Korean War gallery located in the National Museum of the Marine Corps is an exhibition that helps you understand the Korean War and the role of the Marines. The different areas of the exhibition can be viewed by using an interactive table of contents. You will learn about the Cold War, the significance of the Pusan perimeter, the events that took place following the U.S. landing at Inchon, the worst fighting conditions, what became known as the other war, and prisoners of war. There are also statistics related to the Marines and casualties of war.

Korean War, 1950-1953 English


On This Day: Truman Orders Troops Into Korea
Examine the events surrounding the United States' decision to become involved in the Korean War. This article explains how President Truman ordered United States troops into Korea and what he did before committing the troops. Information on the post World War II issues that paved the way for this conflict are discussed and tell you how the United States became involved. There is also a section of the article that offers an overview on the Korean War.

Korean War, 1950-1953 English


The Korean War (1950-1953)
A high-ranking military commander, General Douglas MacArthur was removed as commanding officer of the Korean War when the war reached a stalemate. MacArthur wanted an aggressive military stance, while the Defense Secretary and Commander-in-Chief believed that response would lead to another World War. Political cartoonists illustrated that not everyone agreed with the president's policy. The American public doubted that a satisfactory agreement could be reached in Korea and mostly supported signing an armistice. Growing public opinion was that the war was no longer worth fighting.

Korean War, 1950-1953, MacArthur, Douglas,--1880-1964 English


The Korean War
Tension simmered for years on the Korean peninsula before the Korean War broke out in 1950. The People's Army from North Korea invaded non-communist South Korea, hoping to conquer and unite the country under the communist regime. President Truman committed U.S. forces to discourage Chinese and Soviet involvement. The United Nations tried to unite Korea as a non-communist country, but China supported North Korea with full strength. The war turned into a stalemate and the goal became to avert World War III. Military power and diplomacy combined to prevent communist takeover in South Korea.

Korean War, 1950-1953 English


Hispanic Americans in the Korean War
Many Hispanic Americans who served in the Korean War served in the same units. One in particular was the 65th Infantry Regiment. The regiment embarked to Korea and the events that took place while at war is documented in this article. Details such as dates and locations are included. After their time was up in Korea, three of the Hispanic American soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor. Three brief biographies of the soldiers honor their memories.

Korean War, 1950-1953, Hispanic Americans, Mexican American soldiers English


Korean War
This Korean War collection of audio clips is truly compelling. You will listen and learn about the beginning and ending of this war between the United States and North Korea by hearing stories from the vets. Listen to how a female African- American vet, Dorothy Boyd was denied service at a Walworth food counter. You will hear shocking combat stories and touching homecoming stories. A transcript of each of the audio clips is included on the website.

Korean War, 1950-1953 English


The Korean War and its Origins
What really happened in the Korean War? With this online exhibit you will be able to see the events of this war as they occurred through the eyes of policy makers, battlefield soldiers, and other observers. The different part of the exhibit include a look at the division between the people in Korea, Korea's relationship with the world in 1950, President Truman's role in the Korean war, and what life was like for American soldiers in Korea during the war.

Korean War, 1950-1953, United States--History--20th century, United States--History--1945-1953 English


Truman Sends Forces to Korea in 1950
The time period of the nineteen fifties was a significant one in United States history. It was during the earlier part of this decade that President Harry S. Truman announced his decision to send forces from the United States military over to the country of Korea to fight in the war. This site talks about the speech given by Truman on June 25, 1950, where he announced to the American public of his intention for the United States to enter the Korean War.

Korean War, 1950-1953, Truman, Harry S.,--1884-1972 English


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