Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, Illinois) 25 June 1968 Page 1
Korean War Anniversary Is Observed SEOUL (AP) - Rifles cracked, grenades exploded and men died on the eastern front today while South Korean cities observed the 18th anniversary of the Korean War with ceremonies ceremonies and parades. The South Korean army reported reported four North Korean intruders intruders were killed in two brief fire fights 3% miles south of the demilitarized zone. No South Korean casualties were reported. reported. Army spokesmen said the infiltrators infiltrators wore South Korean army fatigues without insignia. Two Russian light machine guns and a camera with film were found among the bodies. The army said this raised to 20 the number of North Korean infiltrators killed in five clashes in nine days. Calls For Unity In a war anniversary speech in Seoul, soldier-President Chung Hee Park called for unity to continue economic programs while defending the nation from Communist threats. He accused the Communists of turning the entire land into military camps and scheming to launch a guerrilla guerrilla war against South Korea as the Viet Cong is doing in South Vietnam. Government agencies across the country held ceremonies to remember the Sunday 18 years ago when North Korean Communists Communists attacked along the 38th parallel, reaching the South Korean Korean capital in three days. North Korea celebrated the war anniversary with rallies and speeches demanding U.S. withdrawal from South Korea.