22 Jul 2013

Korean War 60th anniversary

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:06 pm on 22 July 2013

The anniversary of the armstice will be marked with a full day of commemorations in the South Korean capital of Seoul. Among those in attendance will be a 30-strong delegation of New Zealand veterans representing the almost 5000 soldiers and naval officers who served in the Korean war under UN command. The delegation is in Auckland this afternoon, preparing to fly out from Whenuapai tomorrow. Pat Hickey is with them, he served in Korea from 1951-1954.