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The Korean War

The Korean War

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the The Korean War Teacher Pass

The Korean War Teacher Pass includes:

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Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

Korean Vet Detained in North Korea

An American veteran of the Korean war was detained in North Korea while on his way to China as a tourist.


"Merrill Newman had been visiting the country as a tourist and was buckled into his seat on a plane bound for Beijing on Oct. 26 when two uniformed men boarded the plane and escorted him off the flight.

According to Newman’s son, authorities took his father into custody a day after he had spoken with North Korean officials about his time spent serving in the infantry during the war on the Korean Peninsula in the early 1950s."