Why is Castro featured and Korean War history not? | SummitDaily.com

Why is Castro featured and Korean War history not?

Are the local newspapers here in the mountains that uninterested or simply out of touch with recent history?

I want to tell you what disturbed me. I am a Korean War Veteran visiting a town here in the good old USA that fails to mention the 50th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

On the day of the anniversary, the Summit Daily News ran an article regarding Castro’s 50th anniversary of the Castro Revolution.

It seems to me the editors feel it’s more important to celebrate a Communist regime’s attack on the Moncada Military barracks, than to commemorate the end of the Korean Conflict.

Is it more important to report that six attackers and 16 soldiers were killed during the resulting firefight in Castro’s attack than the 50 year anniversary of the armistice of a war in which 30,000 American soldiers were killed fighting a Communist regime? The conflict took the lives of 2 million civilians.

No wonder this war is the “Forgotten War.” Freedom is not free, let us not take if for granted.

Wally Marquis

WWII and Korean War Veteran


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