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This well known Korean War photograph is titled “How a man died on the way to Maeson Dong.” Taken on September 2, 1950, it depicts part of a fallen American solider’s body with his helmet. He was shot in the head by a sniper. The photo’s straightforward and emotionless title is a stark contrast from the photo itself. A photo which tells the story of war and the price so many made.
This is Bloody Ridge, occupied by survivors of the 9th Infantry Regiment, after it was captured on September 5, 1951. It cost 2,700 American and South Korean casualties and an estimated 15,000 North Korean casualties. The battle of Heartbreak Ridge, which followed Bloody Ridge, claimed 3,700 American and French casualties and an estimated 25,000 North Koreans and Chinese. (U.S. Army photo.)
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U.S. Army chaplain Father Emil Joseph Kapaun, who died May 23, 1951, in a North Korean prisoner of war camp, is pictured in an undated photo. The Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award for bravery, awarded to the priest posthumously at the White House April 11.