This week marks 62 years since the tragedy at a railroad bridge outside the village of No Gun Ri occurred during the Korean War:
This tragedy has been the subject of many media reports with much of the claims being inaccurate in regards to US troops cold bloodedly murdering 400 Korean civilians. Here are some of the facts of what many have called a “massacre” that most people probably have not heard of outside of regular readers of this site:
- Out of the original 12 American witnesses quoted in the Pulitzer Prize winning Associated Press article that the only 4 GI’s that fully confirmed the AP’s account of what happened were later proven to not be there, 4 more of the veterans were intentionally misquoted by the AP, 1 veteran’s testimony is inconsistent and suspect, and the other 3 said no massacre occurred at No Gun Ri.
- The forensic evidence does not support the claims of a massacre of 400 people. What the forensic evidence does support is the presence of enemy weapons at the bridge.
- The aerial imagery evidence does not support the claims of a massacre of 400 people.
- The historical documents do not even support the claims of a massacre of 400 people at No Gun Ri.
- Here is probably the most telling fact, that despite intensive searches of the No Gun Ri area not one bone was ever found despite supposedly 400 people being killed there. To further put this into perspective other areas where far less people were killed during the Korean War extensive skeletal remains were found, but not a No Gun Ri.
There are plenty of more facts that totally debunk the established mythology about what happened at No Gun Ri, but determining the “truth” of what happened at No Gun Ri no longer matters as many so called researchers are more interested in rewriting the history of the Korean War to slime US veterans who traveled to defend the ROK from communist aggression 62 years ago due their own partisan political interest today. The Korean conflict has long been known as the “Forgotten War”, but in reality it has in recent years become the “Rewritten War” which is one of the continuing tragedies of the Korean conflict.
Below is an archive of articles I have written about No Gun Ri that I highly recommend that everyone who hasn’t read them to do so: