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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 13, Issue 12
Paul E. Bombardier, Editor
“I SHALL GO TO KOREA”.
Acting on a campaign pledge, President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower went to Korea on December 2, 1952. After visiting the troops, their commanders and South Korean leaders, and receiving briefings on the military situation in Korea, Eisenhower concluded, "we could not stand forever on a static front and continue to accept casualties without any visible results”.
December 4, 1952 - Dwight D. Eisenhower and Sgt. Virgil Hutcherson, Squad Leader, Co. "B", 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd US Infantry Division, eat dinner in Korea [77-18-898]
Small attacks on small hills would not end this war." President Eisenhower sought an end to hostilities in Korea through a combination of diplomacy and military muscle-flexing. On July 27, 1953, seven months after President Eisenhower's inauguration as the 34th President of the United States, an armistice was signed, ending organized combat operations and leaving the Korean Peninsula divided much as it had been since the close of World War II at the 38th parallel.
December 4, 1952 - Dwight D. Eisenhower begins his tour of installations at headquarters, 2nd US Infantry Division, during his tour of units at the fighting front in Korea [77-18-882]
The Korean U.N. "police action" prevented North Korea from imposing its communist rule on South Korea. Also, the United States' actions in Korea demonstrated America's willingness to combat aggression