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Allegations of S. Korean atrocities arising 40 years after Vietnam War
Allegations of S. Korean atrocities arising 40 years after Vietnam War

Since he returned home to South Korea more than four decades ago, Kim Sung-wook's service in the Vietnam War has been a source of pride. The former soldier says he and the 300,000 other troops South Korea sent to the conflict sacrificed their youth and health to try to protect democracy. But, he says, that legacy is under attack. In early April, some Vietnamese who say relatives were killed by South Korean troops visited Seoul, the capital, to speak publicly about the issue. They accused South Korean soldiers of civilian massacres along the lines of what U.S. troops did in My Lai. The South Korean government, however, has not acknowledged that any civilian massacres took place...

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