Salute to troops: ‘Police action’ in Korea was war

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Posted: November 12, 2013

The Winchester Star

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2123 Honor Guard member Ed Ellis plays taps Monday morning during a Veterans Day memorial service held at Shenandoah Memorial Park off Front Royal Pike (U.S. 522). (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Korean War Air Force veteran Lewis Ebert speaks Monday morning at the Veterans Day service held at Omps Funeral Home South Chapel in Shenandoah Memorial Park. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Members of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Korean War Veterans of America Narce Caliva (from left), Bill Scott and Lewis Ewing present Winchester Mayor Elizabeth Minor with a medal Monday morning for her help in having the Korean War Memorial built in Jim Barnett Park.

WINCHESTER — At the time, Lewis Ebert recollected Monday, it was called a “police action.”

But what he and hundreds of thousands of other Americans did in North Korea from June 25, 1950, to July...



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