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Patriots Point in search of Korean War Veterans

Korean War Battle of Chosin Reservoir Korean War Battle of Chosin Reservoir
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is searching for local veterans who served in the Korean War Battle of Chosin Reservoir. They're invited to participate in a symposium in December.

Research is being conducted on the battle by the museum staff.  

Veterans who are interested can contact the education department at 843.216.5034 or by emailing clee@patriotspoint.org. 

The symposium on The Battle of Chosin Reservoir will begin at 7:30 p.m. on December 3. Admission and parking will be free.  

The Battle of Chosin Reservoir took place in November and December of 1950. Leading up to the battle, United Nations forces had successfully pushed the communist North Koreans out of South Korea and then continued north.

After reaching a man-made lake named Chosin Reservoir, they were surrounded by roughly 150,000 Chinese forces. In addition to fighting the Chinese, the allied forces also found themselves fighting a hidden enemy:  the extreme winter temperatures that often fell between 20 and 40 degrees below
zero.

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