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SEOUL — Approximately 100 U.S. Marines will storm the shores of Wolmi Island Wednesday to mark the 60th anniversary of The Inchon Landing – a military operation that changed the course of the Korean War.

The Marines will be joined by their counterparts from South Korea, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and Canada in the morning re-enactment.

A wreath will also be tossed into the sea as part of the event, and there will be speeches given by dignitaries, including U.S. Forces commander Gen. Walter Sharp.

The Sept. 15, 1950 Inchon Landing, led by U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and the ensuing battle that lasted two days was a decisive victory for United Nation forces. It ended a string of battle victories for North Korea and split the communist forces that occupied almost all of the Korean peninsula early in the war.


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