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Korean veterans remember friends lost

It is called Canada's "Forgotten War." Over 500 Canadians died in the United Nations' struggle to repel the communist forces that invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950. To the people they helped liberate, the Canadians were heroes. Yet those who made it home returned to an indifferent country and a government that took 40 years to officially acknowledge their sacrifice.

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CBC's Dan Bjarnason talks to a group of Korean veterans about their memories and their legacy.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: July 21, 1991
Guest(s): Don Ardillion, Mike Bushcarnt, Bob Casement, Jerry Richard, Tom Tyson
Reporter: Dan Bjarnason
Duration: 4:05

Last updated: March 6, 2013

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