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Harford library honors Korean War veterans

Harford library honors Korean War veterans

The Korean War is often known as the "forgotten war," but local veterans of the bloody three-year-conflict on the Korean Peninsula will be sharing their memories with Harford County residents this weekend, 60 years after the guns were silenced.

More than 1.7 million Americans served in the Korean theater of operations, and more than 33,000 lost their lives in combat between June 1950 and July 1953, according to data from the U.S. Defense Department and Veterans Administration, posted on

The peninsula had been divided between the north and south at the 38th Parallel after World War II, a decision of the allied powers who had defeated Japan, which...