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Army history: Still the forgotten war

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By  Jeffrey G. Hawks
Army Heritage Education Center Foundation  

On September 27, 1968, two U. S. soldiers were killed when their jeep was ambushed by enemy forces. This kind of incident was fairly common in 1968, except for one thing: rather than taking place in the jungles of Vietnam, the ambush occurred in the rugged mountains of the Republic of Korea (ROK). The incident was part of a low-intensity campaign waged by North Korea against U. S. and ROK forces from 1966 to 1969 as part of Premier Kim Il-Sung's plan to reunify Korea under the communist banner.


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