CAMP HENRY, Republic of Korea – Regardless that he’s stationed in Korea and considers himself a historical past buff, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Richard Gilmore was nonetheless shocked to find how little he knew of the sacrifices made in the course of the Korean Conflict.
“I didn’t understand all these nations participated [in the war],” stated Gilmore, Distribution Administration Middle, nineteenth Expeditionary Sustainment Command. “Now that I’ve gotten educated on Korea and the historical past of the Korean Conflict, it’s a giant eye-opener.”
Gilmore had simply completed a tour of the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea, the one UN-designated cemetery on the planet, and a putting tribute to the fallen of the Korean Conflict. With Gilmore have been 30 Troopers from nineteenth Expeditionary Sustainment Command, who visited the cemetery in Busan and the close by UN Peace Memorial Corridor.
Organized as a religious resilience coaching occasion by the nineteenth ESC Chaplain’s Workplace, the journey to Busan aimed to attach Troopers to Korean and navy heritage.
“Troopers come to Korea, many for his or her first tour within the Military, and it’s necessary for them to get a perspective on the explanation they’re right here,” stated Ch. (Maj.) Curtis Sutherland, household life chaplain, nineteenth ESC. “It’s an incredible alternative to study concerning the Korean Conflict, to place it in perspective and see the worth that was paid.”
After the North Korean Folks’s Military invaded the Republic of Korea in June 1950, a UN power of 16 nations was fashioned in response. The American navy was the biggest contingent of the 16, however there have been heavy casualties for each nation that responded.
Non permanent UN cemeteries have been established in the course of the battle, however in 1955 a decision was adopted by the UN to designate the location in Busan because the everlasting burial floor and memorial.
Guests to the cemetery will see burial plots for every consultant nation at an unknown soldier memorial referred to as the Unknown Soldier’s Pathway and the Wall of Remembrance. On the wall are the names of each fallen service member from the battle, just like the design of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
“The wall was actually inspirational,” stated Gilmore. “It’s a great way to study, so we don’t make the identical errors from the previous.”
Earlier than arriving on the cemetery, the nineteenth ESC Troopers visited the UN Peace Memorial Corridor and toured the newly-opened Mission Soldier pictures gallery, which options modern images of Korean Conflict veterans carrying their unique uniforms.
Whereas the journey educated Troopers on the historical past of Korea and what the toll of the Korean Conflict, the bigger focus of the journey was aimed toward religious health.
“Spirituality is greater than sitting in church, spirituality is having one thing to name your individual that’s from inside,” stated Sutherland. “Whenever you discover one thing inside that may drive you, and take you thru troublesome instances. That’s religious resilience, having a supply exterior your self you may name to.”
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