Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Changbong-ni , Hoengsong County -- South Korea

One of the crucial scenes in my novel takes place at Changbong-ni, which is located north of "Massacre Valley" and Hoengsong. It was here on February 11, 1951 where elements of the 38th Infantry Regiment, Second Infantry Division comprising a task force (Task Force 21) were attacked by the Chinese.
I thought the area would be more developed but aside from a few modern buildings and the highway, the area was not populated. In the distance is Oum-san, the mountain that Bobby describes in the novel.
This is the valley where the prologue in my novel takes place.

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