Monday, March 12, 2012

Korea.... the forgotten war !

Last night I watched on my Netflix streaming account the Korean War Documentary "Chosin" (2010) *****

It was a gut retching experience watching this documentary;, but every American should watch it.

In the winter of 1950, 15,000 U.S. troops were surrounded and trapped by 120,000 Chinese soldiers in the frozen mountains of North Korea. Refusing surrender, the men fought 78 miles to freedom and saved the lives of 98,000 civilian refugees. After 60 years of silence, the survivors of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign of the Korean War take us on an emotional and heart-pounding journey through one of the most savage battles in American history. Produced by Iraq War veterans Brian Iglesias and Anton Sattler. Directed by Brian Iglesias. World Premiere at the 2010 GI Film Festival.

One fact I learned from watching the documentary was that some of the U.S.Marines that were thrown into the Korean War had not even been to boot camp. Some were reservist who had just joined and the Corps and because of lack of forces, due to the gutting of our Army and Marine Corps after World War II, we were forced to send unprepared troops into battle.

Democracies seem to do this over and over and never learn!