South Korea: Flare-Up

Four Communist soldiers from North Korea last week started a nasty little war of their own. Sneaking across the military demarcation line that divides Korea into Communist north and U.S.-supported south, they hid beside a road some six miles from the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom. At 5:30 a.m., a Jeep bounced along the rutted road carrying three U.S. enlisted men of the 9th Cavalry Regiment, bound for an observation point on a nearby hill. They never made it. The North Koreans blasted the Jeep from the road with a shower of...

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