Wednesday, May 25, 2011
UN Monuments in Daejeon
Located on Mt. Bomun in Daejeon are two Korean War monuments. One of them is a UN monument for the 24th Infantry Division and the other is a battle monument for the Battle of Daejeon.
I first visited Mt. Bomun (or Bomunsan as it is referred to in Korean) last summer a few days before the 60th anniversary of the fall of Daejeon as the North Korean juggernaut continued to push US and ROK forces further south.
I mention this battle in War Remains.
Looking closely at the monument and the soldiers, the soldier in the middle is Gen. William Dean who was captured at Daejeon and spent the remainder of the war in a POW camp.
How did he end up a POW?
His driver took a wrong turn.