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Those who lost their lives in Korea will forever remain our heroes

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To The Daily Sun,

Although we salute the "Marine Corps Birthday Event" story in the October 24 issue, the reference to the Korean War as the "Forgotten War" belittles the sacred number of U.S. Armed forces personnel loss during this 3-year war. Department of Defense figures report that 33,629 U.S. service personnel were killed and 103,284 were wounded as we eventually chased the North Korean forces and saved the South Korean country.

Our troops, air and naval forces also, for the the first time, defeated international communist forces. Maybe it will never be a total victory, but the memories of those who courageously served and those who lost their lives will forever remain our heroes.

Bob Desmond of Nashua, a member of the New Hampshire Veterans Association and the National KWVA council reports that a major campaign is underway to raise funds for a world-class museum in New York City honoring Korean War Veterans.

More information is available at www.kwnm.org.

Hugh Baird

Laconia