I've become a bit of a Korean history buff lately and so our walk out from Donggang Village was particularly interesting to me. The road actually follows the path of a raid by South Korean forces on a February morning in 1952 on four villages, killing about 700 villagers as part of a scorched earth policy against the North Koreans who had taken refuge in the hills. Not sure they killed any communists, but there's now a huge memorial commemorating the lives of the dead here, including gravestones for each person counted.
Steven S. Bammel is president and chief translator/consultant at Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A. Economics) and Hanyang University (M.S. Management Strategy), Steven has worked for over twenty years in Korean business and translation. | more about Steven
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