June 27, 1950 CE – US Forces Ordered to Help Push Back North Korean Invasion of South Korea

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June 27, 1950 CE – US Forces Ordered to Help Push Back North Korean Invasion of South KoreaRate this post Two days after North Korean tanks and infantry crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea, President of the United States Harry Truman ordered the US Army to support efforts to push back the invasion. The South Korean government, led by Syngman Rhee, had evacuated Seoul on June 27, 1950 – and Truman’s directive to halt the advance of Communism would soon follow, marking the first open conflict between Western ideals and Eastern policy since the end of World War II. The battle was fierce, beginning with an artillery barrage on […]