Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the armistice to armed fighting in the Korean War, and a Myrtle Beach resident wants to help ensure “the forgotten war” – in which 54,246 U.S. personnel gave their lives – is remembered forever.
Larkin Spivey, a retired Marine Corps officer who served in the Vietnam War and in the Nixon administration, continues welcoming local residents who served in Korea to relay names to him for a national registry – call 448-3053 (more details at www.abmc.gov/search/koreanwar.php).
The author of numerous books on military history, including “Stories of Faith and Courage from the Korean War,” published Friday by God & Country Press, Spivey and Harry DuBose also have coordinated a bus trip to the memorials in Washington, D.C. – modeled after the Honor Flight system – for July 26-27, for 42 local Korean War veterans. Like the flights, the bus ride is funded solely through donations of money and time.
Honor Flight Grand Strand/Myrtle Beach has its sixth trip scheduled for Aug. 28, in a full commercial jet.
It’s still the most repressive government in the world. They rule with an iron hand and try not to let anybody on the outside know what’s going on. … They have cannibalized everything that was left by the Soviets. There’s no infrastructure; it’s just a mess.