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The Korean War

The Korean War

In June 1950, President Harry S. Truman ordered American ground forces into Korea. Some Columbia students volunteered for service in the conflict; others were called up in the draft. At least fifteen Columbians are known to have perished in the conflict in Korea.

U.S. Marines launch a rocket barrage against Chinese Communist forces during the conflict in Korea, c. 1951.  - National Archives (127-N-A156882)
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