No longer ‘The Forgotten War’

Remembering US veterans who fought in Korea on 64th anniversary

The top story in the June 30, 1950 Nashua Telegraph announces President Truman's decision to deploy American troops to Korea, days after Communist North Korea invaded South Korea.
By July 1, 1950, U.S. troops were arriving in Korea by the hundreds, according to stories that led The Nashua Telegraph and all American newspapers. Amongst the Korea coverage is a photo of the front of the old State Theater on Main Street after a car crashed into it.
The Nashua Telegraph of Sept. 7, 1950 carried a front-page story based on a letter received from Nashua resident Lt. Paul Jordan, in which he described the sudden change from "normal life" to being stationed at the Korean front.

Dick Moushegian wasn’t home when I called the other day; he and a few other Korean War veterans, including fellow Nashuan Bob Desmond, were down at a local supermarket greeting shoppers and handing out the Rose of Sharon – the national flower of South Korea.

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