194 – Remembrance Day 2021: Canada in the Korean War & Family Stories

Episode 194: On June 25, 1950,  after months of increasing tension, the Korean War or what has been called Canada’s forgotten war, began when North Korean troops invaded South Korea. Countries, including Canada, belonging to the newly formed United Nations jumped in quickly to defend democratic South Korea from the the communist forces from the north. Canada contributed the third largest number of soldiers among UN countries to the war. More than 26,000 Canadians served in the conflict on land, at sea and in the air. Over the next three years of the conflict there were 516 Canadians killed, another 1042 were wounded, 33 became prisoners of war and 16 soldiers are still missing in action. 

Lest we forget.

Sources:

Veterans Affairs Canada — Land of the Morning Calm

What is The Memory Project? — The Memory Project

Seeking the families of Canadian Army soldiers missing in Korea — Canada.ca

Register to find your missing military family member — Canada.ca

“We really didn’t think we would survive,” Mike Czuboka, Korean War “Extraordinary Hero” award recipient shares his story – 580 CFRA – Omny.fm

Gerald Edward Gowing – Veterans Affairs Canada

The Kims: Leaders’ Biographies – North Korea: Introductory Sources – LibGuides at Cornell University

Read Korea Online by John Melody and John M. Rockingham | Books

Read Deadlock in Korea Online by Ted Barris | Books

Read Triumph at Kapyong Online by Dan Bjarnason | Books

Read The Korean War Online by Michael Hickey | Books

Read Reluctant Neighbor: Canada, the U.S.A. and the Korean Crisis Online by Darryl Hurly | Books

Read Everyday Heroes Online by Jody Mitic | Books

Read Canadian Foreign Policy: 1945-2000 Online by Arthur E. Blanchette | Books