The unforeseen magnitude of the Chosin Reservoir Battle in North Korea had at least two world-changing aspects. First, it was the battle of Freedom against Communism that made possible the continuation of the Korean War that stopped the spread of Atheistic Socialism in its tracks. Viet Nam broke its back. If the Battle of Chosin had been lost, the entire First Marine Division would also have been annihilated and the war would have been lost along with South Korea. In that event, Viet Nam would never have been fought and Communism would have easily taken over the entire world. The second, and less important event, which was determined by the Battle Of Chosin Reservoir is the amazing story below, of the new President of South Korea, which was brought to light at the site of the new Memorial just dedicated to our fellow warriors who were killed in that 13-day battle. The inspiration to build this Memorial, at the Marine Museum in Quantico, Va. came from the heart of our own General Cary here in Dallas several years ago. He presented it to our local North Texas Chapter of the Chosin Few and led us, from the front, as a platoon-sized group of old Marines, as he did in the Battle itself. We spread the word and raised the several $million it would cost to conquer the Memorial challenge.
This week, the Marine, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff stood with the new President of South Korea to lay a wreath at our Monument.
It was there that the story of the President of South Korea and his parents, who left North Korea with us, was revealed. Our thanks to you General Cary for your undying devotion to your Marines at Chosin, and your following through with the inspiration God gave you. You and He made it happen.
This from Military.com by Richard Sisk
U.S. Marines Saved South Korea
President's Parents In Epic Battle
New South Korean President Moon Jae-in will begin a four-day U.S. trip for difficult talks on THAAD deployment and the North Korean threat with an emotional visit Wednesday to the "Frozen Chosin" exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va. Moon shares a special relationship with the Marine Corps and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, the former Marine commandant. Dunford's father, then-20-year-old Joseph F. Dunford Sr., fought with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, in the brutal sub-zero 1950 battles against the Chinese around the Chosin Reservoir in ... North Korea. Moon's parents were among about 100,000 refugees who were evacuated from the area to the south as the Marines fought their way to the sea at Hongnam in what became known as the "Christmas Cargo" campaign, or the "Miracle of Christmas."