Iowa PBS presents The Forgotten War: Iowans in Korea
May 28, 2020
JOHNSTON, Iowa (May 22, 2020) - Iowa PBS will shed light on the sacrifices of Korean War veterans in a new broadcast special, The Forgotten War: Iowans in Korea, premiering Monday, June 22 at 8 p.m.
Between 1950 and 1953, nearly 1.8 million soldiers from 21 nations fought side-by-side in a combat zone smaller than the states of Iowa and Missouri combined. During the conflict, 33,000 Americans, including 508 Iowans, lost their lives. But there was more to the conflict than just numbers. Lives were changed forever. Some never recovered.
Fighting ended in 1953 with a cease fire, and while a f...