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North Korea slaughtered, often after torure, tens of thousands of wounded, prisoners, and civilians. A very typical instance, forty wounded Americans and the Chaplain who had stayed with them, were butchered out of hand. My primary regret about that war is we never rounded up those low forms of human life and hanged them all.



Wounded North Korean Prisoner Had Many Personal Belongings of GIs.

Near No-Name Ridge, Naktong River, Pusan Perimeter, September, 1950

The UN estimates that 26,000 South Korean civilians were murdered in the first few months of the war by the invading KPA. Basically just on the perception they had opposed North Korea politically, i.e., they were "Politically Incorrect."

When today's liberals make such accusations, many Korean War veterans remember all too well where such intolerance can lead.

Thousands of civilians, ROKs and US troops were murdered and, in Taejon alone, the Korean People's Army took 7,000 civilians, tied them together in small groups, and shot them all.

By the Cease Fire, about 8,000 American POWs were unaccounted for and assumed murdered, and the total number of murdered civilians is uncountable.

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