US honors SKorean killed in daring rescue mission

first_img Comments   Share   ErrorOK ErrorOKThe train made it to the Daejeon station but the mission failed and Dean was later captured. U.S. officials say Kim and 27 of the commandos were killed.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates ErrorOK ErrorOK SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – U.S. military officials are honoring a South Korean train engineer who died on a dangerous mission to rescue an American general in the early days of the Korean War.U.S. Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. John Johnson on Tuesday gave relatives of Kim Jae-hyun the U.S. Defense Secretary’s Exceptional Public Service Award.The U.S. military says the 28-year-old civilian volunteered to engineer a train carrying 30 commandos on a mission to save Maj. Gen. William Dean on July 19, 1950. Dean’s division had been surrounded by North Korean soldiers in Daejeon during the North’s push south after invading on June 25 to start the Korean War. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories Top holiday drink recipeslast_img

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