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Ike Didn't End Korean War . . .

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 5:00 pm

We agree with most of what columnist Pat Buchanan wrote in his commentary on this page, but he was dead wrong on a couple of his remarks, especially that President Eisenhower ended the Korean War in July 1953. He just happened to be president when the ceasefire occurred July 27, 1953, at 10 p.m.

Ask any soldier who was in Korea in late 1952 and in 1953 and they will tell you the war had been “winding down” for months. There still was fighting going on and our troops, and those of the United Nations, were getting killed and being wounded. We still were being driven back in some sectors, and still were retaking lost ground, but we weren’t moving forward. Our troops were waiting to be hit by the Chinese and North Korean troops. It had become mainly a night war.

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