Archive for Thursday, June 28, 2001

Forgotten war

June 28, 2001


To the editor:

The theme of the speech of Col. Kurt A. McNealy, garrison commander of Fort Leavenworth, gave was "Korea, The Forgotten War." He spoke at a commemoration ceremony of the 50th anniversary of the Korean War on Saturday, June 23, in Lecompton. It became apparent early on that the Journal-World has forgotten that war there was no reporter at the ceremony to, as the TV commercial says, "we cover it." A solemn program including 50 area Korean War vets, and attended by over 100 family, friends and onlookers was not important enough to be reported on. The J-W chose, instead, to report on a meeting of 20 Vietnam War vets who looked on the get-together as a "chance to sit around and drink beer." What a change in thinking, morals and levels of importance in the human race.

I was a Korean War veteran in attendance at that ceremony in Lecompton, and I, along with 50 other vets, found it to be a moving and unforgettable experience. Sorry you weren't there J-W; you missed a great program!

Richard A. Brown


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