USS Warrior, ROK Navy Remember Incheon Landing

Sailors from USS Warrior (MCM 10) joined Republic of Korea navy ships in a naval demonstration and reenactment Sept. 15 to pay tribute to Korean War veterans who fought side-by-side during the Incheon landing 64 years ago.

 

The commemoration also included amphibious assault vehicles, helicopters, and a landing force from the ROK marines. More than 3,000 Korean War veterans from the U.S., ROK, and participating United Nations sending states joined senior military and civic leaders for the event.

The Incheon landing, which occurred between Sept 15-19, 1950, was a daring amphibious assault carried out by a force of 261 allied navy ships and 75,000 UN troops that led to the liberation of Seoul from North Korean forces. The victory was made possible through the sacrifices of UN troops, along with Korean service members who fought side-by-side and laid the groundwork for a military alliance that remains in place today.

Press Release, September 16, 2014; Image: US Navy

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