Oct. 4, 2020 — “[Heroes from afar] French, Korean Soldiers Forged Close Bonds During War” (Korea Joong Ang Daily)
They ate with the French. Fought with the French. Rested in the same barracks as the French. They just didn’t speak French.
“We did everything together, eat, train, fight in battles, wield the same weapons, wear the same uniform,” said Park Moon-joon, 89-year-old veteran of the Korean War, over the phone on Sept. 23. “They treated us like one of them. I didn’t know a word of French but that didn’t stop them from communicating with me about the combat plans.”