PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — A reenactment of a crucial battle in the early days of the Korean War will be staged Friday in Waegwan.
Part of a number of events this year commemorating the 60th anniversary of the start of the 1950-53 war, about 30 U.S. troops along with South Korean troops will reenact the Pusan Perimeter breakout. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Waegwan Railway Bridge waterfront, according to Lt. Col. Karl S. Ivey, spokesman for the Army’s 19th Expeditionary Support Command.
The breakout came after invading North Korean troops had pushed UN forces into a pocket of southeastern Korea that became known as the Pusan Perimeter, an area bounded largely by the Naktong River.
After forces under Gen. Douglas MacArthur made an amphibious landing at Inchon near Seoul on Sept 15, disrupting North Korean supply lines, UN troops trapped in the Pusan Perimeter began battling their way out and threw the North Koreans into retreat.
From staff reports