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Korean War Here Visits Fort Bragg
Gen. Paik Sun-Sup Invited as Guest Speaker
KOREAN WAR HERO VISITS FORT BRAGG


FORT BRAGG, N.C. – The XVIII Airborne Corps will welcome a very distinguished visitor on Thursday, May 27. Paik, Sun-yup, the foremost Republic of Korea (ROK) Army General of the Korean War, will visit Fort Bragg in observance of the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War.

General (Ret) Paik will meet with Fort Bragg Soldiers and commanders and serve as a guest speaker during a remembrance ceremony at the 82nd Airborne Division Hall of Heroes.

A media opportunity will be offered during the remembrance ceremony at 10 a.m. Paik will answer questions from the audience immediately following his presentation.

Paik, Sun-yup became the first South Korean to achieve four-star general rank. Paik participated in all ten of the major campaigns of the Korean War. Following the signing of the Armistice, Paik served twice as ROK Army Chief of Staff and was also Chairman of the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Paik retired from active duty in 1960 as the most highly decorated soldier of the ROK Army. His military decorations include two awards of the Taeguk Medals (Korea's highest award), as well as seven U.S. medals, including one Silver Star and four Legions of Merit.

Paik authored several books including “From Pusan to Panmunjom.” Currently, he is President of ROK Army Association. He is still active as a leader, playing a major role for the ROK and U.S. Alliance as well as ROK national security issues.


Editor’s note: Media interested in attending the event must contact the Fort Bragg Public Affairs Office no later than 3 p.m., Wednesday May 26 at (910) 396-5600/5620. Please specify that you wish to attend the “Korean War Remembrance Ceremony.” Upon confirmation, media will meet at Stryker Golf Course at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 27.




 

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