Missing in Action

In honoring veterans, don't forget the Korean War

To the editor: I congratulate Jean Scandlyn and Sarah Hautzinger for their research on Colorado Springs' military personnel. Although they appear to be aware of World War II as well as the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, they do not mention the Korean War, fought between 1950 and 1953. ("In honor of Veterans Day, let's deal with the real costs of war," Op-Ed, Nov. 9) About 5.7 million military personnel served in Korea; more than 33,000 Americans died, and another 8,000 went missing in action. In about 10 years of fighting in Vietnam, about 58,000 Americans died, whereas just three years of fighting in Korea resulted in more than half that number. I served with...